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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

See publications for Catherine Vlastaris, 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 11/3/2021, 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.

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

444 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

71 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

The quality of the care is very good. The two difficulties I have are (1) getting an appointment with the specialist you need, who is often booked far ahead, and (2) having so many specialists! Sometimes it seems that you finally get in to see one doctor, have a related issue that now requires a specialist, and the waiting game begins for a new appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr Vlastaris is always kind, cheerful, and concerned about my comfort and opinion

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr Vlastaris is a super doctor and person.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

The doctor was very thorough with the examination and explanation of treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

She is truly the best,most compassionate doctor I've ever had. You're lucky yo have her.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2022

I would recommend her to anyone We needs more doctors like her

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Doctor Vlastaris cares for patients.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

I really appreciated that Dr. Vlastaris fit me in on short notice

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris and the staff are always outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is a very caring physician and explains everything that is happening in a very easy to understand way.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris explained completely everything about my conditions and the treatment I need to receive to eliminate my problems.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr Vlastaris is an extremely compassionate soul. Made me feel extremely at ease despite the fact the diagnosis was melanoma.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

The care is great. Work on reducing the time to see the doctor when scheduling.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

I have recommended others to Dr. Vlastaris

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris, like her team, was very friendly, polite, thorough, and efficient, without making me feel like she was rushing me. She explained issues, possible treatments, and procedures very clearly.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2022

Dr Cathy is amazing! So sweet and personable! We love her!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris was excellent! She was thorough, helpful, explained things well, listened, understood and was reassuring.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is not only good as diagnostician and physician but she is also very personable, answers questions fully, is easy to relate to, and has a nice and appropriate sense of humor.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Very impressed how quickly I got an appointment. The doctor and nurses were very friendly and explained everything. Put me right at ease!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

My first meeting with this provider who appeared to be performing for the medical intern more than caring for me as the patient. The visit was rushed and I left very confused

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris was pleasant, thorough, kind, and helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr was as I expected she would be. Listened, explained, kind and patient,

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

Very good experience, doctor was very informative and did a great job.I would recommend her everyone.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

I was impressed by the Wonderful staff, doctors & clean environment.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

Dr. Vlasaris' immediate staff was outstanding with getting back to me.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2022

The doctor was amazing! Extremely compassionate and conscientious. Was very helpful and had her staff take extra time to assist me.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

My care provider is very uplifting, and I trust her!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

See comments on getting appointments. Dr. Vlaris and her team did a really good job of explaining the procedures and after care. And the Care by the team was very good. Tell 'em I said thanks.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2021

The best experience that I have had with a doctor at the Clinic. The Doctor was easy to talk to with a great sense of humor mixed with professionalism.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

The doctor was again very pleasant and a pleasure to talk with. Also was very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining skin conditions. And through in checking for concerning skin issues and in explaining them.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

The doctor was fantastic . Absolutely love her

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Love her . Best dermatologist doctor I have ever been to

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr Vlasteris is a caring excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

I like her very much. But she always seems in such a hurry. Maybe thr CCF could not schedule patients so close together. She's a good doctor

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris is awesome! She is very thorough and has a great sense of humor. Highly recommend!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr Vlastaris always very sincere, caring and professional .

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Dr. Catherine Vlastaris and her team are the best without compromise!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Learned information about a possible condition in my thumb. Another doc was recommended

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris always listens and does a thorough exam.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

I recommend Dr. Vlastaris to all my freckled friends and that is why it is difficult to get in when I wait too long to make a call. She is the kindest, most patient and puts you at ease even when the news isn't what you hoped for. I have been going to her for many years and I dread the day that she might retire. She is a blessing to someone like me that feels self conscious about my skin and since I get anxious about procedures she always seems to know what to say. I cannot say that I look forward to getting a full skin check, but I could not go to anyone else. She is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

My husbands doctor left, too hard to get into a primary care doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr Vlastaris is and has always been a very caring person.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

She is the sweetest doctor I have ever seen and I have seen a lot of doctors.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Dr Vlastaras is absolutely wonderful. Her nurse was equally great!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

I loved Dr. Vlastaris. She is very caring and thorough. She explained every detail as to how she arrived at my diagnosis. Explanation of the treatment plan was very easy to understand. I would recommend her to my friends and relatives.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Doctor V thoroughly checked my skin including biopsy of a lesion on my nose. Also prescribed cream for lesions on my legs and care. She was caring and explained everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris was was very kind and informative. She answered all of my questions, gave me options of treatment, and involved me in my plan of care. I appreciate that she did not make me feel rushed in the appointment. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

The doctor was very through and I absolutely loved working with her. Good communication about everything and answered all questions.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Perfect experience. Polite staff too. Dr V. Is so positive!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Dr Vlastaris was very attentive and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

The wait for the appointment was ridiculous but the doctor's knowledge and concern for my problems was very Impressive.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

I thought the Doc was great. She has a great bedside manner and is clearly an expert in her field. I don't always feel full confidence in my Docs, but I do have full confidence in her.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Excellent doctor who took the time to explain melanoma in a meaningful way.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

I like my provider she's very patient and cares about my well being I appreciate her helping with my issues

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Dr. Catherine was very pleasant. Very good experience

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

This is a wonderful doctor - she shows concern and listens to what I have to say. She made me feel very comfortable and at ease and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr.Vlastaris has always taken the time to explain any procedure or medication that I would need. She is a very caring doctor and makes me feel very comfortable at office visits.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

I still need to see Dr Fernandez because of the complex nature of the Granuloma Annulare subcutaneous lesions on my index fingers and multiple spots on each individual finger along with bumps on both elbows.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

First available with Dr. Vlastaris took months. I was offered other doctors with quicker appointments but declined.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

I have been a patient of Dr. Vlastaris for well over 10 years. She is professional and knowledgeable. She is also kind and compassionate. This is not a combination often found in many medical providers in my experience. I hope to continue with her for as long as she is practicing.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr Vlastaris is a jewel.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Vlastaris is so knowledgeable and able to express the information to the patient. She also puts one at ease during the visit.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

The doctor was very professional and informative.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Always very thorough in every aspect.Dr Vlastaris is very professional and explains any issues that I may have in a way that I can understand, and in a very sensitive manner.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr Vlastaris was wonderful in every way. highly recommend her!

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

The Doctor was great.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I have been going to Dr. Catherine for many years. She is the best.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr V was awesome and I could not find any fault in her staff. She is the type of person who makes me love the Clinic so much. She took her time and explained things to me and gave me 100% of her attention when I spoke. She went above and beyond! Can you tell that I was impressed with her?

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

Doctor and assistant were very professional.

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