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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
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atypical Nevi
  • Dysplastic Nevi
  • Hair Loss
  • Pigmented Lesions
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Residency - University of Buffalo Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Buffalo, NY

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

Undergraduate - Brandeis University
Waltham, MA


  • 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 3/22/2024, Dr. Arbesman 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.

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

288 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

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr Abesman is great Doctor, I would not go anywhere else! He took his time answering questions & explaining.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Dr. Arbesman is knowledgeable, thorough, personable and professional. I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2024

Both Dr Arbesman and NP Williamson were very meticulous in their examinations.

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

Dr Arbesman said I will prescribe a stronger cream (steroid) for your back. The script was late being released and I found it was a generic Clobetasol same as what I got from VA only there $2 cheaper

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

Outstanding physician and expert knowledge in my problem. I am blessed to have him on my case.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Dr. Arbesman is a gem. This was my second annual exam by him. He is absolutely thorough in his examination and installs complete confidence In his work. I do not say this lightly. He has great bedside manner. He answers all questions with authority. He seems genuinely interested in patient care. He seems very skillful. I am blessed to be in his care. Thank you a million times over.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Kelley and Dr. Arbesman seemed in synch.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

Dealing with Dr. Arbesman and his staff is always a positive experience. He is patient, thorough and unhurried.

Reviewed on May 30, 2024

My experience with the Cleveland Clinic, so far, has been positive. I have been treated well by the doctors and their staff members.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr. A has been excellent, keeps me well informed and has always followed up as promised.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Joshua Arbesman, M.D., is a great doctor! He is very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly! I appreciate Dr. Arbesman taking his time to perform a thorough skin exam, listen, and to ask if I have any health concerns. I trust Dr. Arbesman's professional opinions and approach for my health and care.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Again, I trust Dr. Arbesman's professional opinions and approach for my health and care.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Arbesman's examination was incredibly thorough. This is typical for Dr. Arbesman AND very important for my situation. I wouldn't consider using anyone else!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr. Arbesman is the best. He's extremely knowledgeable and personable. The best combination for a doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

She is amazing!! Made me feel very comfortable and easy to talk to. She answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Excellent communication from doctor and clearly explained any concerns and management going for

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Thankful for the time that the Dr spent with me. He answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr Arbesman is outstanding - spends time, excellent fund of knowledge. He's great

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr Arbesman is very thorough and yet personable. I feel comfortable with his diagnosis, on biopsies he has been right 100 percent right. I drive from the far west side to the main campus because of him.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

I travel from NY just to see Dr Arbesman

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Arbesman, his team and the ladies during check in and check out are amazing!!! I feel very comfortable with the Dr being so thorough!!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Arbesman and resident were both caring and thorough. I felt well cared for and fully involved in my care.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

He is a great dr.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Arbesman was fine. The resident/fellow/pa who was first, after the nurse was not. Rushed and dismissive.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Outstanding thorough expert. I am grateful for him being my physician for melanoma.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

As noted in previous surveys, Dr. Arbesman is always patient, understanding and easy to talk to. He gives a thorough examination and offers straightforward answers to any questions I might have.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

I feel blessed to have Dr. Arbesman caring for me. He is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Arbesman is probably the best doctor-patient experience I've ever had.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

I have already recommended Dr. Arbesman to a friend.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Tufaro explained the entire process very well, very concerned.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Arbesman is such a kind, compassionate, and through physician. He explains everything. I am blessed to have such a good physician.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. A is fantastic

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Every detail of my appointment with Dr Joshua Arbesman is attended to with focus on my emotional and physical well-being. I appreciate and value his professionalism.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

I believe that Dr. Arbesman is one of the best doctors that I am fortunate to have on my team! He is very thorough, knowledgeable, and considerate.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Was wonderful. He takes his time and is ver thourough.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

I was hesitant to take this rescheduled appointment via video, but was assured by the scheduling department it would be fine. The provider couldn't assess my skin condition over the video screen. I was told I would be contacted to reschedule, but have not been. It was a lot of money and time for no result, but no fault of the provider

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Dr Josh is the most knowledgeable, detailed and professional doctor. I feel so blessed to have found him. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Doctor explained very well what he had found, and encouraged me to help plan future strategies.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Very thorough, clearly an expert in this area of dermatology. I am happy to have him on my case.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Arbesman was extremely professional, courteous, and thorough. As a result, I feel like I had an excellent Derm exam. I have had two melanomas and am always apprehensive going to these visits every 6 months. I feel comfortable knowing that he gave me a very comprehensive check up.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Arbesman excellent physician as he is caring, intelligent and very considerate. He has found skin cancer twice for me and has helped me tremendously each time.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Arbesman is exceptional. I always feel like a person not just another patient.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Arbesman is the most knowledgeable dermatologist I have ever experienced. He has an intuitive way of finding precancerous growth.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Very difficult to get dermatology appointments on a timely basis. But Dr Arbesman and the nurses are excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Very nice physician

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Excellent physician!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

I'd recommend Dr Arbesman to anyone. He's great!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

I was incredibly nervous changing providers. Dr. Artesian is amazing Physician! He is thorough, caring, and very kind. I am so grateful to be under his care.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Arbesman was very responsive to my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Cleveland Clinic and Dr. Arbesman are top of their class

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Top of his class. Best Dr I have ever been to, by far. Knowledgeable, respectful, caring, personable. Felt very comfortable and confident in him.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Joshua Arbesman did an excellent job during my visit. Joshua and his entire staff were very professional and thorough. I highly recommend using him and his staff for your personal care. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr Arbesman is both friendly yet professional at the same time. Dr Arbesman has been my dermatologist for a few years already and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Very impressed; the doctor was very kind and inspired confidence.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Arbesman is always good to call with lab results. He is unhurried and makes sure I have no questions before concluding the call.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

I am very pleased with the care that I receive, not only from Dr. Arbesman, but also from the other Clinic staff members who take care of me.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2023

I have recommended doctor to others.He is the best of the best

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Dr. Arbesman is the best dermatologist I have ever had. Very thorough and attentive with a great bedside manner. Would recommend to anyone!

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