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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
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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


  • 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 12/9/2022, 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

188 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

The Doctor was terrific. Careful and thoughtful and explained well what he was doing and what his findings were.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

The doctor's assistants who are usually present were at a meeting so the doctor was on his own. But Dr. Arbesman is a true professional so I do not feel I suffered under his care

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

He's very thorough and detailed which is why he's such a great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

He's a great doctor. His detail and thoroughness are great.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

So glad to be able to see such a highly regarded doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

*Dr. Arbesman was very kind, answered my questions, and explained my condition and future surveillance plan thoroughly.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr Arbesman is hands down the best doctor I have ever had for dermatology or any other type of practice. He is thorough, takes his time, ensures that all your questions and concerns are answered, and he is passionate about his work through the extensive research studies he conducts and constant additional education on new findings in the dermatology world. I couldn't ask for anything more from him. Hands down incredible doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr Arbesman always takes the time to answer and explain all my questions. Very professional

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Arbesman is professional, thorough, and kind. Everything I want in a physician.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Arbesman took the time to carefully review my chart before I arrived. He is a very good listener and shows genuine care. He gave me lots of opportunity to ask questions and anwered them well

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Joshua Arbesman Is very thorough and compassionate. I feel he is the absolute best!!

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Arbesman was very thorough and a pleasure to meet. After his exam I am confident I donot have any immediate problems. I also observed him teaching Dr Li. I believe any resident who has him as their teacher is fortunate

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

I was not able to schedule an appointment with my dermatologist on record. Dermatology at main campus scheduled me with Dr. Arbesman. He and his staff were excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Arbesman is the most thorough and respectful doctor I have ever met. So grateful for him.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Joshua Arbesman is an outstanding dermatologist! He is caring, knowledgeable, thorough, personable and very efficient. I give my highest recommendation!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

This is the BEST doctor I have ever had the pleasure of knowing! He is the BEST at his job!! He truly cares about his patients. All doctors should be just like him!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

A very caring doctor

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

Dr Arbesman is awesome, great at communicating and calls you personally with your test results.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

A long wait but understandable & doctor was apologetic. I appreciated his then taking his time with me and his thoroughness.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Both the PA and Doctor examined me and they were both very kind and thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Arbesman was an excellent physician. He listened well and gave a comprehensive evaluation. I appreciate his communication and expertise.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr arbersman is absolutely amazing, truly cares about the issues and concerns of his patients- an absolutely amazing person and physician

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr. Arbesman is thorough and thoughtful. I'm probably more challenging than the average patient. I never feel rushed or dismissed.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Arbesman is an incredible doctor who has profound knowledge.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Arbesman is a great doctor. He is professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I appreciate Dr. Arbesman taking his time to listen and to ask if I have any health concerns. I trust Dr. Arbesman's professional opinions and approach.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

I'm an old man been to many physicians . Dr. Arbesman is by for one of the best ever

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Both Dr. Arbesman and the other care giver were very professional and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Arbesman is very knowledgeable, considerate, and kind. He made my derm exam very, very easy.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Arbesman's nurse who examined me was also very knowledgeable and kind.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

Great doctor

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Very professional Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Dr. Arbesman was very professional, knowledgeable,informative and friendly. He performed the procedure quickly and caused me no discomfort at all. I highly recommend Dr. Arbesman to all dermatology patients.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dr abersman is probably one of the kindest gentlest doctors ever, and is so concerned about not hurting his patients and very cued in to even their non verbal cues. Such an awesome doctor

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dr Arbesman is wonderful

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Dr. Arbersmen is the best. He is thorough and caring

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2022

Dr. Arbesman was fantastic. Took a lot of time to ask questions, thoroughly listened and provided great feedback. Actually made all "medical terms" make sense. Super energetic and really seemed to care about me as a patient. Normally you do not find the "love" of the profession these days, but Dr. Arbesman has it and it seemed to translate to the medical student he was teaching as well. Keep this up - makes going to see the doctor much more enjoyable.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

I can't say enough about Dr Arbesman. He took his time and explained everything. He repeatedly asked if I had more questions. He is what every provider should aspire to be

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Dr Arbesman makes what could be an uncomfortable experience less uncomfortable.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

Dr. Arbesman is the consummate professional. I think the world of him

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2022

Dr. Arbesman and the derm office are really excellent and stand out among the Clinic's offerings. I find most Clinic doctors to lack bedside manner, be totally impersonal, and total rushed and overbooked. This is the only practice that is not that way. They are kind, supportive and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Arbesman is one of the 2 best doctors I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr Joshua was a perfect gentleman that I had the opportunity to meet.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Excellent experience! *Dr. Arbesman is a true expert with great bedside manner.

Reviewed on May 25, 2022

This doctor was so attentive to each of my questions or concerns- he was great

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr Arbesman is so great! Professional, knowledgeable, friendly! Students along with him are always professional, knowledgeable and friendly as well! I always feel taken care of.

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