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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

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Case Western Reserve University / MetroHealth Medical Center
Dermatology

1998

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Dermatology
Cleveland, OH USA
1998

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1994

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1992

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Biology
Cambridge, MA USA
1986

Certifications

  • Dermatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Catherine Vlastaris, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 11/2/2022, 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

413 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

69 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

She is great.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr. Valstiris is terrific.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

The reason I needed to see Dr. Vlastaris was much better by the time I actually got to see her.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is always in tune with me and I feel I have her full attention which I value.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

She is awesome.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Dr V is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Great Doctor, Great staff

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Vlastaris to everyone, she is the very best. The world needs more doctors like her. I will be devastated when she retires!!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

The best doctor ever.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Very nice staff and doc with compassion

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

*Dr. Vlastaris is top notch! She cares about her patients, is a good communicator making sure I understood what her thoughts were, and lets me be part of the decision making process.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

I like that Dr Valstaris teaches me what to look for myself and explains that I am part of my health care team. She never seems judgmental about my condition and to the contrary states it was most likely caused before sunscreen. My only concern is for her personally is she appears very busy, but never makes me fell rushed

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

I was treated extremely well. The doctor and nurse were quite knowledgeable, kind, and precise. I was very nervous, and by the end of the check up I was feeling confident and thankful for my time in the office.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Dr V always treats her patients as she would want to be treated if she were a patient. First class, no bs and timely fixes to problems.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Your doctors are excellent, however, they are. On such tight schedules that they really do not have time to "know" their patients. I'm fortunate as I have known Dr. Vlastaris for years and years and have complete confidence in her .

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

I waited a long time for the appointment. I loved the doctor and her staff. They explain everything very clearly.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

The Dr is very good

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

She is a wonderful doctor who is concerned with my health and welfare.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is very easy going, yet professional. She listens to everything and explains any procedures she is going to do.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

The doctor was very helpful and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

The doctor was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

The doctor and assistant were very knowledgeable and helpful

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. V is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris was very kind and considerate, treating me with respect and reassuring me.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

The cleveland clinic is lucky to have Dr. Vlastaris. From the minute you walk in you immediately know she cares about you as a person, not just #whatever patient of the day. You feel valuable. She explains things in a way that anyone can understand completely - pros, cons, next steps, answers questions. I am thankful to have her.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

I absolutely love her. I love how she tries her best to help us understand any skin blemishes, moles and what cancer of the skin looks like. It's always a lesson learned when I get to visit Dr vlasteris

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

I love my Doctor. She is awesome. So thankful to have keeping me healthy.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

Dr. V is the best

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

It takes a while to get in to see Dr. Vlastairis for a routine checkup, but it's worth the wait. She's an exceptional doctor -- knowledgeable, efficient, friendly, great bedside manner. I completely trust her.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

Dr. Vlastairis is an excellent doctor and deserves the highest marks in each category.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr Vlasteris is always thorough and attentive. She answers all questions.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is the best doctor I have ever seen. She is caring, compassionate, and an excellent doctor. She cares about my feelings and listens to my needs. I have never meet another doctor like her.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Dr Vlastatis is exceptional

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Physicians seem to be overscheduled and it is extremely difficult to get appointments in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

The Doctor was so kind and took a lot of time explaining my condition and making sure that I understood treatment options.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

The experience is very good. The doctor was easy to talk to and made you feel very comfortable. Her nurse was great too

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. V is awesome. She is incredibly kind and empathetic, which is important when working with skin disorders/concerns. She listens well, asks questions to get to know the patient, and does a great job explaining her recommendations. It is evident that she is extremely intelligent, but she is able to talk with patients at their level and not above them...or sometimes worse never talks down or is condescending.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is so kind and personable.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

I have had Dr. Vlasteris for many years. Her care is top notch and she is a very pleasant person to talk to. My daughter also goes to her and has had great experiences as well with Dr. Vlasteris.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Due to the urgency of the appointment, *Dr. Vlastaris squeezed me in the day I called during her lunch break. That meant a lot to me and I am very grateful for the care I received.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr Vlasteris is always very good at explaining your problems and never seems like she is rushing you out of there. Wants to make sure you understand everything exemplary dr.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

She is so sweet and very professional and caring

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Excellent experience with staff and doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Vlastaris is extremely caring and professional . She puts her patients at ease.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Seeing Dr V is the only doctor appointment I've ever looked forward to. She is absolutely fabulous as a doctor and a person.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

She is very friendly, explained everything throughly. Made me feel comfortable

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

For whatever reason Cleve Clinic seems to have a shortage of doctors making it more difficult to be seen in a timely manner. But this appointment was within reason

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

She was very direct and to the point without making me feel rushed. I got the exam I wanted.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Doctor was very helpful. I felt she listened to my concerns and gave helpful suggestions.

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 24, 2022

The Dermatologist is very busy. She appears rushed. I believe she needs a lower patient load.

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