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Title Director, Dermatology Residency Program
Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cancer Center
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Excisions
  • Injectables and Fillers for Facial Rejuvenation
  • Keloid Removal
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Removal of Tattoos
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Laser Treatment of Hemangiomas and Birthmarks
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Nail Care
  • Photodynamic Therapy
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Tattoo Removal
  • Vascular Laser
  • Wrinkle Fillers
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Hair Loss
  • Melanoma
  • Scars
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Skin Cancer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wrinkles
View all 8 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology
Cleveland, OH

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL


  • Dermatology - Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

Non-melanoma skin cancerMelanoma

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alok Vij, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/16/2024, Dr. Vij has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Vij receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • MiMedx Group, Inc.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

165 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

I have advertised Dr Vis on Facebook and several have made appointments with him. He was excellent.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

I was very impressed with Dr. Vij. He was most helpful and did an excellent job removing moles from my back. I was glad to have such an excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr and staff explained everything very well

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Outstanding skilled surgeon who Is very kind, compassionate and genuinely interested in my well being. I have great respect and admiration for Dr. Vij and am so very thankful for his expertise and excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Excellent doctor, great bedside manner Truly a great experience and the clinic should hold in high regard

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Vij was excellent! Kind, professional, knowledgeable. Explained everything perfectly makes you feel at ease. Outstanding.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Appointment was scheduled incorrectly and had to be rescheduled with another doctor at another time

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Vij is one of the best doctors that I have seen.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Vij is very personable. Speaking with him, puts you at easelike talking to longtime friend even though it is only the second time you have had an appt with him.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Vij could be the kindest, most polite doctor I've ever been with!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Vig and his staff were extremely kind, professional and explained each step of the procedure.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

It is very difficult to schedule an appointment with Dr Vij. I can never do it through the appointment center. They will transfer me to I assume the desk on floor six of the Krile building and either the schedule is not open or there are no appointments. The best way to get an appointment is to send a message to Dr Vij via my chart and then I always get a positive response.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

I have great respect for Dr Vij and the staff that work with him. Always professional, kind and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

Excellent experience with Dr. Vij and the entire care team!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Vij and his team are the best. They are super thorough and the explain everything so well. They made my mom feel like she was well taken care of. They are patient and very courteous. .

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

As stated in the first comment box, Dr Vij and his team are awesomevery thorough, very courteousThey have a calming effect too

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Vijay and his nurse assisting, Olivia, were just the best!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr Vij explained everything that was happening during the procedure; I was not as nervous as I thought I would be

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr. Vij did an incredible job with my procedure and guiding me through the process. Thank you so much! I appreciate that you explained to me in simple terms my options, and your thought behind each care recommendation. I felt included In the process but also that I was in good hands with you and the team. Also, thank you to nurse Julie who was with me the day of the surgery. You guys are amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

*Dr. Vij was very personable and kind!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Vij was very kind and respectful during my visit. His interactions with both his team and me were consistently kind and positive. He is excellent at interacting with and communicating and showed great care and concern.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Vij is an excellent Doctor! He explains everything and answers all questions. He's a nice person too. His nurses are always nice and help too.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Very impressed with the doctor

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Vij to anyone.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Vij is the kindest and most personable physician I have ever had the pleasure of caring for me.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Vij has excellent bedside manners! His staff is extremely friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Vij is one of the best doctors, that has treated me. He and his nurses have great personalities.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

He was a great wonderful doctor I loved having him he did a great job and his help too

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr Vij is very professional, caring, compassionate, gentle knowledgeable. He's definitely an asset to Cleveland Clinic .

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Vij is an unusually compassionate surgeon with an extraordinarily kind and empathic staff. The entire team works well together and anticipate one anothers moves with precision.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

I would reccomend Dr. Vij and his team unequivocally.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023


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