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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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Insurance

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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

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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 10/26/2020, 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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* 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

368 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

98 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

the doctor was amazing very valuable to the company

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is awesome. We really like her. Thorough, friendly, and a great sense of humor.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is an excellent communicator to me as a patient. Kudos

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr Vlastaris!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

Dr. Vlasteris is a wonderful dermatologist with a great sense of humor.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

The doctor provided all the information regarding the healing that would take place after the procedure. I would recommend the doctor to anyone that would need her specialty.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Vlasteris is always very attentive and thorough . She listens to any concerns and is very knowledgeable about my history. I know Dr. Vlasteris is always thorough and knowledgeable of my history. She listens to my concerns and makes me feel at ease. I've been her patient for many years and I totally trust her with my care.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

dr Vlasteris is a wonderful and kind person who has always been concerned about my health

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Catherine is one of the best doctors I have had the pleasure of working with, and I have worked with over a hundred doctors over the past. Her knowledge, bedside manner, insite and care is exceptional!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Great doctor, knows what she is doing.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

wow! it is rare to find a doctor these days as nice as this one was. She was professional, knowledgeable and most of all kind.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr Vlastaris and her staff are really good/knowledgable/helpful too!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr Vlastaris explains everything!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr Vlastaris and nurse Samantha are a true asset to the clinic. they listen to their patient's needs and explain everything thoroughly. I feel well taking care of whenever I have an appointment!!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr Vlastaris is truly gifted in her field!She makes you feel at ease and listens to you making sure she can give you the best care possible.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is an excellent physician and dermatologist. She is very thorough in her exams (better than most dermatologists I've seen). She explains problems and procedures very well and understandable.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris was very good. She was uber efficient, definitely obvious she was sticking to a schedule.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

I had a serious diagnosis. Dr Vlastaris called me personally to discuss the diagnosis and participated in arranging a prompt referral to a surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

The doctor was really good explaining my condition. She spent time with me until I understood why she was scheduling subsequent tests to get a current reading on my condition. While I was there, all scheduled tests and other doctor visits were made. Very good doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

The doctor had a resident with her during my visit and she took great care that the resident, as well as I, understood the skin problems they were looking at.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Have recommended dr. Vlastaris to many friends

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

dr Vlasteris has always taken the time to be very good at explaining everything and shows she really cares about her patients

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

very pleasant visit. Dr Vlastaris went over test result in detail.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. was informative. she referred me to another Physician

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Love Dr. Vlastaris. She is a great doctor and knows her business. I know she's very busy, and sometimes it's difficult to fit people in. Understandable

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Experience with Dr. Vlastaris was excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris was wonderful with all my concerns. She explained all aspects of my problems and treatments necessary to combat my dermatological conditions.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is excellent in her manner and expertise, you're lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

There is none finer than Dr. Vlastaris

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr Vlastaris was wonderful! Very caring and informative.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

considering the circumstances this year I had a very good experience as far as scheduling my appt. & courtesy of staff upon entering the facility & the check-in process was great. the staff in the dermatology dept. & Dr. Vlastaris are great. I like her very much, she was highly recommended to me a couple of years ago & I won't see anyone else.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. was extremely caring and I truly was touched at her kindness

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. V is very caring and professional. I felt she listened to me and was empathetic. My symptoms have improved since my visit!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

I advised my sister to go there and try to use her as a doctor

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

once again my sister is looking for a dermatologist and I have suggested this doctor to her

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris was excellent and explained all my options. She took the time needed to look at all the issues and suggested a course of action. Outstanding service.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is very very nicevery caring and she gives very good explanations.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris referred me to a Plastic Surgeon to biopsy suspected cancer. He didn't seem to be interested in my needs, maybe because I wasn't seeing him for Cosmetic Surgery (ie more money).

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

My husband and I both see Dr. Vlastaris. She is a wonderful doctor. She makes you fell comfortable and has a wonderful personality.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

My exam went well, no issue's. My husband has a spot on his nose that needed addressed. Dr. Vlastaris included me in the discussion as she talked to my husband.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. C. Vlastaris and she took the time to look over my suspicious moles and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

great Physician and staff

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

excellent Physician, very informative and polite. took care of all my needs

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Doctor was extremely patient and informative. She has a very caring manner and knowledgeable approach.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

very knowledgeable Doctor. patient and informative. I was very happy with her approach and recommendations for treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

I found my doctor very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is absolutely the BEST!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is the best dermatologist I have worked with!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Dr Vlastaris, is the best dermatologist I have worked with. Her service is excellent and mannerism is unmatched!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

dr vlastaris is excellent at explaining things in a way i understand and making my visit feel important.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr Vlastaris it is very attentive, professional, down to earth and a great person to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is a great/awesome Dr. she explains everything to you! Also, asks if you have any questions. She is awesome at what she does, and very nice to I will be going back in 6 months for another check up!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr Vlastaris is always caring and willing to listen to my concerns

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris does a complete exam, seems very knowledgeable, and is easy to talk to. she is no t only a good doctor but seems to be a good person as well. She is one of my favorite doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is a highly competent, caring doctor. She has been my dermatologist for years and is very thorough and answers all my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

i recommended my wife to this doctor

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

I really enjoyed my visit with Dr Vlastaris. She was friendly and informative. she explained everything she was going to do.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

The Doctor was very pleasant and made me feel very comfortable. First time we met.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

nice experience easy and dr was very helpful even after visit thru messaging.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr Catherine Vlastaris was truly professional but very personable. She has a great attitude and personality that put me totally at ease with being at her office under these times.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I had a great experience with Doctor. she was so organized and knew exactly what my problem was and how to treat it. she is a wonderful doctor and I'm very happy.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I would recommend Doctor to anyone. I actually have already told many of my friends on how enjoy having her as my Doctor.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

The Doctor's office was very easy to communicate with and to get in contact with.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr Vlastaris has a wonderful manner. she makes sure I understand her findings and what my treatment options are and clear instructions on how to use the topical ointment.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

I am new to this doctor and she went way above and beyond to make sure I am being treated for the proper diagnosis.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is a very compassionate person.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

I just love Dr Vlastaris, she's very attentive and knows her stuff!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Vlastaris is a compassionate doctor who does a thorough job.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Vlastaris does a very thorough job, is concerned for me as a patient and takes ample time to explain her findings.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Dr Vlastaris makes you feel very comfortable and know you are getting the best medical care with her as your doctor. Extraordinary doctor with compassion and ability to listen to patient's concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

no real problem with access to dr.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

The Dr. took great lengths to show me pictures in books of my condition and my options. She explained well the descriptions to the LPN to make sure all was documented in my file. I appreciated that.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Overall....I even went home to tell my wife that this was the first time I felt the LPN and Dr. worked so well together that I was impressed. So I had to ask them how long have they been working together...many years, something like 5.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

she is the most attentive, compassionate doctor. CCF is lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Excellent experience. The Doctor took time, explained, made great eye contact and was very caring. Staff was also teriffic. So pleased.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris takes an interest in you as a person. She's very caring!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

she is such a good doctor I had to wait months before I could get in;)

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is by far my favorite doctor and I've been treated by a long list of doctors throughout the Cleveland Clinic. I'm primarily in oncology, but I see Vlastaris as a specialist and I won't ever forget the way she makes me feel important and cared for despite how easy being seen by hundreds of doctors can make you feel like just a number during their day. Somehow she makes literally getting a scalped a positive experience...now that is a talented doctor. Personal, obviously very skilled in her field, funny, but beyond everything else--extremely caring.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Very pleased with my First Appointment with Dr.Vlastaris. She took time to listen to me & explain my Dermatology problems & plan of care.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

extremely fast visit with doctor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr Vlasteris was very interested and responsive to my concerns and even followed up with a phone call.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr. Vlastaris is a wonderful person and and a caring, knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

The Dr. was so wonderful, she and the nurse was so nice and gentle when they did the biopsy, I didn't feel a thing! The Dr. listened to everything I was tell her.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

dr always very efficient and courteous

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

the doctor provided thorough information about specimens that had been taken and procedures she was doing that day. she took extra time for detailed explanations related to my concerns. she carefully explained the next steps necessary and why I should consider them. I really appreciate it focused interest she took.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

Dr. Vlataris was wexcellent

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I really really like Dr. Vlastaris. She is totally down to earth and provides very helpful information.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I love Dr Vaslastis. I recommend her to everyone. She is so thorough always answers questions before asked. Friendly. Concerned remembers who I am.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I really appreciate that Dr Vlastaris shows genuine concern and explains things to me very well.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is fantastic!

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

love Dr. Vlastaris!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

I recommend Dr. Vlastaris all of the time. She is thorough and kind!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is a supportive, professional, concerned physician. I will continue to schedule an appointment with her when needed.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr Vlastaris was booked until February. However since I was concerned about a tender scaly spot on my nose, she and her staff was able to find an appointment for me in November. Turns out I have a precancerous lesion that needs to be treated. Now I can start the topical treatment months sooner before any further growth could occur.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

There was a wind storm the day of my appointment that was causing intermittent power outage in the clinic in the time before my appointment. By the time I arrived power was steady (likely on the backup generators). Even with all the disruption of the previous couple of hours Dr. Vlastaris was courteous and patient in listening to my descriptions. She very thoroughly explained her diagnosis that the lesion on my nose was precancerous basal cell keratoma and needed to be treated. I have had a melanoma previously as well as keratomas in the same general area, so am not new to skin cancer, which she knew. Also I have seen Dr. Vlastaris for a number of years and so she knew me well enough to know that she could be pretty matter of fact and I wouldn't react badly. She explained clearly what she found, that treatment was straight forward if not terribly pleasant (which I know from experience). On the whole my experience could not have been better.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

The nurse was very efficient in recording intake information. She had just finished when Dr. Vlastaris came into the room. The review of information was prompt and efficient. A quick examination by Dr. Vlastaris and we were done. A prescription was generated. The topical chemotherapy tends to be expensive, and so a discount coupon was included with the packet of papers describing the findings and the treatment protocol. The teamwork couldn't have been smoother

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Always receive very good care from the Dr. and her entire staff

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