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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

  • Cancer Center
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Pigmented Lesion
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atypcial Nevi
  • Dysplastic Nevi
  • Pigmented Lesions
View all 4 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University of Buffalo Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA

Medical Education - University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA

Undergraduate - Brandeis University
Waltham, MA USA

Residency - University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA

Medical Education - University at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA


  • Dermatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joshua Arbesman, 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 12/7/2020, Dr. Arbesman 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

262 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

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr Arbesman after being treated for stage 3 invasive melanoma through another hospital. I am so glad I made the switch! He listened and answered all of my questions. and he found basal cell cancer that was previously missed. Dr Arbesman is truly an answer to prayer!! And all of his staff were a blessing!!

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

A friend of mine has already decided to change dermatologists to Dr Arbesman. it is an hour drive for us but well worth it.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

I will recommend this provider to everyone. I was very comfortable. Service and care were excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

meeting with the doctor went really well. He explained everything clearly.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr. Arbesman was very thorough and I don't believe I could have had a better experience with his care. His resident was very good as well.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2021

I just recommended Dr. Arbesman to a friend last evening!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Dr. Arbesman is thorough and professional. I have recommended him to others and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

I have total confidence in and respect for Dr. Arbesman.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

fantastic doctor kept it at my level of knowledge easy to talk to. answer all my question

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Arbersman and staff are very personable and professional in their handling of my issues.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

I feel very safe and comfortable when I know Dr Arbersman and his staff are handling my cancer issues.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

I feel that the doctors and staff were professional, great listeners, explainers and gave excellent patient care. I feel that I am in very capable hands.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Arbesman listens very intently to my concerns in-person and also responds very promptly and with compassion to the MyChart messages I have sent. I have been very pleased with how comfortable he makes me feel, and would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

Dr. Arbesman was excellent in his care and examination.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

I will not return to this doctor

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Arbesman is extremely professional, kind and knowledgeable. He takes time each visit for a very thorough examination and to answer any questions. He is an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Dec 24, 2020

I was very relaxed with the doctor and he made sure I was aware of everything he was doing

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. A was awesome- very willing to listen, answer questions and address my concerns!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

I never have an issue getting in to see him. HE IS AN AWESOME DOCTOR!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr Arbesman is THE BEST Dermo Doc I've EVER been to. and I've been having my skim checked yearly since I was 30yrs old (I'm 60 now). He is thorough, explains everything. Tells me what to keep an eye on on; what his thoughts or concerns are; plus he's got great bedside manner. Very kind and personable. I have recommended him to several family members (who do go to him now) and 2 friends who also go to him. All docs should be like him.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

The doctor and his staff were exceptional. They were also timely. That is so important because everyone should be considerate of people's time.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Arbesman is caring and very thorough

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Arbesman is a very fine physician, with a nice way about him. I have a high degree of confidence in his ability.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

a excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

My doctor was wonderful. I felt very respected. he was attentive to asking and answering questions, conducted my care in a considerate and professional manner, and was generally pleasant. he followed up with my test results himself only two days after the appointment and was kind and respectful on the phone too.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

really liked the Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

The nurses and Doctor listened carefully and provided me with options. They made me feel very comfortable talking with them about my issues.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Arbesman is very thorough and compassionate. It's very important to him that his patients feel relaxed. I feel very confident that he won't let any mole go unchecked. He's the best!!!

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

He is one of the best doctors that I have ever had. I am fortunate that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

i would highly recommend Dr. Josh Arbesman

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr Arbesman was excellent kind, and explained everything. Also, called the next day with the biopsy results.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr Arbersman is excellent physician. He listened to my concerns and addressed them all very appropriately.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Arbesman called me late Friday, a few days after a mole removal, with the biopsy results. The mole was benign. He called in part so I could enjoy my weekend. Also his exam was very thorough. Dr. Arbesman is a caring, exceptional physician and one reason CCF is world class.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Arbesman will be my dermatologist from now on.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Arbesman is very thorough, professional, respectful, considerate, and he communicates very well. Numerous times he asked me if I had any questions or concerns and he listens closely. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr. Arbesman was very compassionate, thorough and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

I was referred to a different Dermatologist, who turned out not to be accepting new patients at the time. Just by chance, I was then referred to Dr. Arbesman, because of his availability at that time. It was a perfect fit! I had recently had a Melanoma removed, and he was pursuing the study of Melanomas three days a week, while seeing patients on the other two days. I've found him to be excellent practitioner, who has earned my confidence, which isn't to accomplish with me. At the same time, I find him very pleasant with an affable "bedside manner."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

He always takes time to explain everything. I have to drive a few hours for this appointment and gladly do it for this doctor. He is truly the BEST!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Met Dr. Arbesman for the first time since my previous physician was not available. Excellent Derm exam. Very thorough. Was happy with exam since I am a melanoma survivor and totally rely on my Dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

As always, thorough and caring treatment by Dr Arbesman.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

So blessed to see this doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

The doctor was was the best.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Arbesman is a wonderful physician. Very caring. Takes his time. Cleveland Clinic is very lucky to have him. I saw him when he was at University and followed him when he moved

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

The Doctor was friendly and made me feel comfortable and I hope he will be my dermatologist for years to come, Thanks Dr. Arbersman - see ya soon.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

I wish all of my doctors were as kind and caring and thorough and listened like this one

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Arbesman is very personable, knowledgeable and friendly. It is always pleasant speaking with him (even if it's not good news).

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

He is one of the most respectful, kind and thorough doctors I've every had.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

I was very relieved to be able to see a top doctor that quickly.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr A is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Arberson is a very nice and caring individual. He makes me feel comfortable being with him.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

After 5 years of cancer treatments and surgeries at The Cleveland Clinic, I am proud to say the Cleveland Clinic ands its fine doctors have extended my quality of life for many years. I cannot thank everyone enough for all you have done. We are so fortunate to have a world renowned medical facility in our neighborhood. I am fortunate to have The Clinic only an hour's drive from my home.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Josh and his nurse (it was a guy) are excellent. Caring, courteous and a good sense of humor!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

At my appointment Dr. Arbesman took three biopsies, one of which proved to be a melanoma. I will be returning to the Cleveland Clinic next week for day surgery. This is why I see Dr. Arbesman. Catching this melanoma early literally saved my life!

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