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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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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Hair Loss
  • Scars
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Dermatology
Cleveland, OH
1998

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH
1994

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

Undergraduate - Harvard University
Biology
Boston, MA
1986

Certifications

  • Dermatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/8/2024, Dr. Vlastaris 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.

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* 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

451 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 4.8

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Dr Vlastaris was easy to talk to, professional yet friendly, and attentive to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Dr Vlastaris and her assistant were greatDrVlastaris is knowledgeable courteous great at explaining and is very personable.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Dr Vlastaris is was and has been great

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr Vlastaris is very professional and diagnosed exactly a course of treatment diff than what I had been doing with the NP instructions

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Excellent experience with both nurse and doctor

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Love Dr. Catherine

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

I liked this provider. However, I do appreciate a knock on the door before entering, and she did not do that.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris is always engaging, professional, listens well, and provides answers to all my questions.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris Is very attentive, personable, thorough, and keeps it real.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

She is my favorite doctor to see and I have many

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

I did not have any treatment. Everything was excellent, but Dr. V and her assistant were compassionate and had a sense of humor. I loved the "scenarios" that Dr. V offered. She explained everything.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

She gave me a brochure in December about a condition in my genital area which flares up. It was from the Dermatologist Association but she suggested I see a gynecologist despite what the brochure said. She explained that she does not treat the condition and had no stirrups on the exam table (which I did not think was needed). She could not suggest another dermatologist in the CCF system!!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Outstanding experience the doctor was extremely helpful along with her assistant

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Doctor was extremely helpful very kind very caring

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Love Dr Valestris! She listens is kind and makes you feel at ease!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Always put at ease with Dr Vlastaris. She is very protective of her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris is the best dermatologist I've ever seen. She always fully explains what she's doing and answers my questions so I understand. And not only talented, she is quite personable as well. Thank you, Dr. Vlastaris!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr Vlastaris is kind, listens to my questions and treats me with respect.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

She was very courteous but spent almost no time looking at my skin. Compared to another dermatologist I've been too it seemed very rushed. I won't go back

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

The 6 monthskin check produced a biopsy. Dr Vlastaris called me with the results which led to possible correlations with two other CCF speacilists. Very well done!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Overall, excellent experience! Dr. Vlastaris provided outstanding care. She was very courteous and helpful. I appreciated her care very much.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

I always enjoy seeing Dr. Vlistaris. She is very friendly, knowledgable, and very down to earth. She always explains my options for treatment. I feel that she genuinely cares about me and she is very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Definetly persuaded me the treatment was very important & worth going through the discomfort. She communicates with real compassion & treated me like an intelligent person didn't condescend to my age. She really cares about people mentioned treating me like her family members

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Excellent Doctor. Highly recommend

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

I would highly recommend Dr. Vlastaris

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

She rushed through my skin exam and questions. I felt like she wasn't actually looking at all my areas of concern.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris seemed very rushed in both her derm body exam and in general. She made her diagnosis based on the problem areas I showed her and she absolutely provided information on her planned treatment and its likely effects. There was some wait time (a couple days) for a prescription to get to the pharmacy and for a return reply to a follow up question I asked. I'm sure she's a fine doctor but with perhaps too many patients on her schedule.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Great experience. Dr took time and explained things in detail yet simple to understand.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris is always engaged and very easy to talk to about any issues I might have.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

It would do no good to recommend her they could never be able to reach her dept to be helped .

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

I want to provide feedback regarding Dr. C. Vlastaris during my recent appt. She was very concerned about my issue and provided a very understanding response. I felt comfortable discussing my problem with her and appreciated her sincere concerns for me. She should be commended for her above and beyond caring for her patients. I would recommend her to all my friends.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Excellent experience with Dr. Valasteris

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

I felt a good rapport with both doctor and assistant

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Total visit with the doctor was an excellent experience.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Explained everything to me good doctor

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Took time with me, very kind, cares very much for her patients

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

I thought she was providing an annual skin check and she did very little to check all my moles. Her entire focus seemed on the red spots on my legs and her explanation did not match the possible causes applicable to me.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Vlasteris was not only very competent and professional, but caring and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Vlastaris is tremendous!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I know we have to wait a long time to get in to see Dr V but she's worth the wait.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

I'm very comfortable with Dr V

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Catherine Vlastaris is AWESOME. Intelligent, professional, personable, and relatable. She is a text book example of what all doctors aspire to be. CCF and all her patients are very fortunate.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Vlastaris to friends and my daughters. My one daughter is now a patient.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Her kindness towards me was overwhelming

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Great experience. Facility was attractive and clean. The doctor is thorough and professional and kind. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Thank you.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

She was nice but clearly overbooked. I'm not used to feeling so rushed.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Vlaseris Is excellent at what she does.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris (and her team) is fantastic. She takes care of my entire family's dermatology needs (myself, my wife, and my daughter). She is thorough, practical, and to the point, with a great sense of humor. Very grateful for knowing her and having her on our medical team.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. V was thorough and explained things very well.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr extremely competent and caring. Too many constraints place on Dr and staff making everyone feeling only the dollars matter to management and not the patients well being.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr took the time and explained what I needed to have done.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

The doctor was excellent !!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

I love Dr. Vlastaris & have recommended her to several people

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris is very easy to talk to and makes you feel that you are involved in your treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr.Vlastaris is always professional, warm, personal and transparent.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris is by far the most caring and knowledgeable doctor I am privilege to know. I am grateful that I am her patient. I have compete confidence in her. And she makes her patients feel as if she truly has their best interest at heart. She is almost an "old fashioned" doctor. KEEP HERR

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Always a good experience with Dr. V. When I leave an appt. With her I have a good understanding of the treatment I received. Kudo's to the Dr. For good communication.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris is a wonderful Dr. She listens and pays attention to what the patient is saying. Dr. Vlastaris does not rush through her appointments and is careful to address every concern that I have.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris gives you her undivided attention. She gets to know her patients, asks about sick family members... And although the appt times is not long, when you leave, you feel like you were not rushed along, all questions answered, and you leave feeling like you are her only patient. She is not a robot.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris was wonderful! It was a great visit and I had all questions answered. I was immediately put at ease and extremely comfortable throughout the entire visit. I have recommended Dr. Vlastaris to family members looking for a dermatologist.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr Vlastaris is wonderful! I so appreciate her expertise

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr Valsteris is an excellent doctor I have been seeing her for years. I think the CCF has the doctors overbooked

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Good experience, very knowledgeable doctor, pleasant assistants

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

The wait for an appointment with my derm provider seemed very long but the waitlist was great! I was contacted and offered an appointment a month earlier than originally scheduled which was great.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

I would recommend this care provider to anyone who asks for a doctor that will explain everything in depth to a lay person so we don't leave shaking in our shoes! Excellent and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris is always good and kind and listens to my concerns. Very personable.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Vlastaris is an excellent physician and is truly concerned about my care and health.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

The doctor and staff were great!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

She was excellent

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Vlastaris is wonderful. I have been going to her for a number of years and she is phenomenal.

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