Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Dermatology
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Case Western Reserve University / MetroHealth Medical Center


Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Cambridge, MA USA


  • Dermatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/3/2018, Dr. Vlastaris has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

363 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

49 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

good experience. would recommend Dr. Vlasteris to anyone!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

The doctor was knowledgeable, professional, and helpful. I felt rushed, though, like she had to get to her next patient.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

The doctor appeared rushed, as if she was late for another appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. Vlasteris is the best doctor I have ever had because she explains everything in a way that I can understand what my body is doing. I also am able to understand how the treatment will help. She always had the next step in place Incase one option does not work

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I think Dr Vlastaris is professional, knowledgeable and kind. I love her!

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr C Vlastaris is a caring, professional doctor and I have always been pleased with the level of care service she provides.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

The doctor and her staff are extremely professional kind and helpful. The doctor always makes me feel comfortable and she is easy to talk to and I always feel she genuinely cares about me and my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

This doctor truly shows that she cares about her patients

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

if I have to wait to see a doctor it is not a problem for me.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr. Catherine Vlastaris is the kindest, most professional doctor I have visited for a long time. I would heartily recommend her to anyone who wanted someone who listens, cares and is professional. Thank you for the opportunity to praise her practice.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

one of the kindest doctors. finally, one that wasn't bothered by me

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

of my trillion of doctors I've seen, she was one of the kindest besides my OBGYN I was going to before my son's birth

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

This Dr didn't take the time to review my file before she walked in. she ignored the blood work I had done prior to the appointment. within the first five minutes I got there she told me her daughter got autism from getting immunizations. this had nothing to do with my appointment. Then she referred to me as being a "cool chick" and she would be willing to get me in with other dermatologists at Main Campus. it was just unprofessional and I really got no where. I went back to my prior dermatologist as this wasn't the second opinion I had in mind.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

the staff was great and Dr V. was. very warm and did a great job of explaining every single thing

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I appreciate that I was asked to come back for the test results of my biopsy rather than just a impersonal phone call. The doctor put me at ease and is very personable. I feel very confident in her suggested treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

she 's a great Dr very caring

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Had to wait almost one hour past my appointment. Then when I finally got to see the doctor for a procedure, it lasted five minutes.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. V is the best! she is so thorough and makes you feel very comfortable. she discusses issues in detail and makes sure the patient completely understands. I love that she's down to earth. you can be honest with her and open and you know that she listens and genuinely cares about your concerns and questions

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris deserves a top ranking for her energy and attention to detail. Relaxing in her style; with good instructional comments, I came away from the appointment much better informed. As an aside, the Doctor's assistant, Samantha, proved to be very capable in her duties.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is very personable, ethical, and knowledgeable! She listened to my concerns and imparted great knowledge of a subject that I had previously researched for myself. she has a warm personality and I will definitely recommend her to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2019

Dr. Vlasteris genuinely concerned about me extending beyond skin issues. very supportive

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris knows my history and always answers all my questions and concerns. She always follows up with either a call or text with my results. Would highly recommend

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr Vlastaris is patient, kind and caring, she has a way of making you feel like you are her onl patient that day. When calling the main appointment number there is no since if urgency and you can wait months for an appointment. Possible skin cancer can't wait.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

excellent doctor and nurse. both very kind and pleasant

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Vlasteris is super personable and very knowledge able . I love going to her and don't mind the delaynthat sometimes occurs

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Dr Vlastaris is the best. She is thorough, clear in her explanations but creates a very comfortable room. I wish there were higher ratings to give her and Sam because "very good" seems to inadequately describe them!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is the best! I felt like more of a friend than a patient. I would recommend her services to all of my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

Very Good! Dr V was thorough, pleasant as well as her staff also. Made a plan for the issue I was seen for and also a comprehensive plan for avoiding other issues. Felt very comfortable and confident in the care I received. Not always easy to find.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Terrific Dr. and Staff

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019

Dr is one of the nicest doctors I have ever met but she was not thorough. She checked arms and legs but not the marks on my body that concerned me.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

Dr. Vlastaris is a very good doctor. She is super nice and takes the time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

MD apologized, I was scheduled 1st appointment of the morning, but apparently was not told that MD did not see patients that early; so I waited; then waited in exam room before being seen. MD spent quality time with me when she did come in! No concerns with that...

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2018

Dr. Vlastaris was very compassionate. I truly liked her beside manner.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

Catherine is a wonderful Dr and very easy to talk to . She understands my concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

The BEST DOCTOR for what my issues are.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Besides seeing this doctor for routine care, I also, at the same time, was dealing with a problem with my left toe. We discussed the matter but she couldn't really do anything for me and referred me to my foot doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr. Vlasteris interacts with me better than most doctors. she is very professional and does a complete exam. she takes the time to answer questions and asks if I have any other questions at the end of the visit. i feel she does a great job. the reception staff and appointment scheduling staff are very nice and helpful. your automated check in machine is cumbersome especially the part where you scan your drivers license and insurance card. you make up for this problem by having a very nice staff member there to help people thru it.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

she is an excellently physician, she takes the time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr Vlasteris is a wonderful dermatologist. She is careing , professional and very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

The Dr. was delayed some from over booking patients...Double time slots do not work.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

Dr. Vlastaris was extremely patient, attentive, and knowledgeable. She is very fine doctor!!!

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

She was the first doctor to diagnose my condition after 25 years of trying to find answers. She seems to be the only doctor able to give me straight and honest directions on how to deal with and live a better life.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

This was my first appt. with this, provider. I am extremely happy with the total experience. She was very friendly, professional, explained everything, and most of all I felt welcome at the office. She radiated how much she likes what she's not just her profession, I think its her passion. She loves what she does. I feel blessed to have been referred to her.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

She was extremely helpful in helping me find a treatment that worked and also fit with what I was working for. She went above and beyond what any other Dr has ever done.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

could not be happier with the quality of care from Dr Vlastaris and the whole staff. my medical history is known, procedures explained in clear terms and any question is answered. my wife has switched to become a patient as well, we think the world of the whole team. thanks!!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

I think very highly of Dr. Vlastaris and hope to continue to see her for many years to come.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

Dr. V may have had a late start but she spent quality time with me and answered all my questions. It showed she gave the person prior to me the attention that was needed.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018

After a very late start, my appointment with Dr V was very productive and smooth. She has a great photo tutorial on various types of skin cancer, did a thorough exam of my skin, and answered the specific questions I had in a very understandable way.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

I'm a little concerned about wait time for apt. Me appt. was scheduled for 8:45am and at 9:15am still did not see doctor. So I went to recept. who informed me my appt. wasn't until 9am. I asked why and was told new Clinic policy to book appts. 15 mins. before schedule time due to parking problem. Then I found out doctor was running late and it wasn't until 9:35a.m before I got called in. Someone could have informed me of these waiting issues

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