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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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

246 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

48 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Doctor was polite and thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr Arbesman was very professional yet personable. He identified my last cancer and I returned for a checkup.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

Dr. Arbesman is the best! He takes all the time that's needed to identify my current issues and gain my understanding of what needs to be done, or not. He is extremely thorough in this prdocess.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Joshua Arbesman has always given me his undivided attention, follows up and I always feel as if when I have an appointment he is fully attentive, professional and his expertise allows me to know that I am with the best physician.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

I was very encouraged that the doctor shared my personal belief in preventative skin care (i.e. Skin checks).

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Dr. Arbesman is exceptional.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Great visit. Dr. Arbesman and his team are ace professionals.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr Arbesman is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Terrific medical visit-honored to have Dr. Arbesman treat me.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

I will continue to drive the long distance to see Dr. Arbesman even after my other treatment concludes at Cleveland Clinic. He is thorough and takes time with me to explain and answer questions.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2021

Excellent Physician

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2021

Doctor was warm and welcoming and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

I am very impressed with my doctor and care I received.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

As a 12 year transplant patient, I trust this doctor & staff. Very knowledgeable, friendly and supportive group.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

The doctor is fantastic. Very thorough. I never feel rushed; he listens to me and explains things very well. I highly recommend him!!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr Arbesman was extraordinaryvery pleased with his knowledge, bedside manner and expertise. Would absolutely recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

The doctor was polite and professional. He answered my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

I can honestly say that Dr. Arbesman was as professional and thorough as any Dr. I've ever been treated by. His bedside manner is extremely relaxed, confident and reassuring. I would recommend the good Dr. to anyone in need of his specialty.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

Dr. Arbesman and his staff are always most efficient and in the most friendly and informative way. Leaving the office after my appts. I feel well and truly cared for. Could not have a more pleasant experience related to my healthcare and I am most grateful for that.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

*Dr. Arbesman was friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. He explained things well. His PA student was also very good. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

Already have recommended Dr Arbesman to at least ten friends/acquaintances.

Reviewed on May 27, 2021

all3 of my doctors are very curtyious and professional I enjoy them all

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

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