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 11/19/2019, 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

85 Patient Comments

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 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

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is a very caring physician. She explains what she is doing, possible cancer problems and treatments. Dr. Vlastaris has true concern for her patients.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr Vlastaris knows you as a person rather than a medical number .

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

email doctor with a question and received a quick response

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr V is terrific. she is detailed in her instructions and explanations.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

excellent Doctor who listens to my concerns and answers my questions in language I can easily understand

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

dr Vlastaris is a competent and caring person.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

dr.Vlastaris is terrific!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

the doctor was awesome in every way. took lots of time, explained different alternatives. she is really wonderful.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is a favorite of mine. She is so personable and excellent diagnostic. The staff is very courteous and efficient as well.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. Vlasteris explained my skin lesions to me well; likewise the after visit care of the biopsy sites.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Catherine Vlastaris is an awesome doctor. She is 100% knowledgeable AND 100% personable. THE doctor I look forward to seeing the most.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

the doctor was attentive,professional,and not hurried.I appreciate th e thoroughness of her explanation and patience with my questions

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

The doctor is an excellent doctor caring friendly patient kind I would highly recommend her to my family and friends

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr. V is so professional, courteous, and a fantastic listener. You can see clearly that she has that same positive effect on the entire staff. Just a fantastic experience!

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

She is a wonderful physician. There should be more cloned from her manner, knowledge, compassion and skills.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is the best - very personable - very down to earth - also very competent in knowledge of her field - what more could you ask for... It's been a long time since I found a physician like her and my daughter now goes to her too - I appreciate her honesty and integrity and I trust her completely with my medical care.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is excellent and gives first class service.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Catherine A Vlastaris MD is an outstanding physician. I was a patient when she was at Fairview and followed her to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

great doctor! very caring I'm very impressed with her kindness + compassion & knowledge. Her staff as well!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Doc is the best dermatologist I've had in the past 40 years! she is thorough, knowledgeable, and very caring. definitely a 5 star provider

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is smart, funny, down to earth and beautiful.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is a wonderful, caring doctor. I am so pleased. she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Vlasteris is always attentive to my care and concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris was great. She provided good explanations for her decisions and their motivations, and was a joy to talk with.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Dr. Vlastaris is just awesome!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2019

Top notch physician, so compassionate, caring and so knowledgeable. Best experience. Thank you for providing such wonderful care.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr Vlastaris was wonderful! It was my first visit, and she made me feel at ease and well cared forright from the start. She was very thorough in her exam and answered all my questions completely.I feel lucky to have found such a competent, warm and caring Doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

I like Dr. Vlastaris - very interested in the patient!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr V is very thorough and she has great bedside manner! absolutely love her!

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

I already recommended Dr. V. to a friend. She was friendly, caring, and funny! She was easy going and made me feel comfortable. Dr. V. seemed knowledgeable and did not rush my visit. One more thing I appreciated was that she introduced herself as Catherine which instantly made her very approachable.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

excellent experience with the doctor

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

dr Catherine vlastaris is great

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

good experience. would recommend Dr. Vlasteris to anyone!

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

dr c vlasteris takes extra effort with her patients and is wonderful

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Doctor is a very knolageble a professional caring person. I am glad and lucky to have her as my dermatologist.Melissa and the other team workers are also very nice

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. 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 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 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!

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