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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
View all 5 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


  • 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 10/31/2023, 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

286 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 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 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!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Arbesman to a friend!

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Arbersmum was the best doctor. I think I have seen in a long, long time.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Arbesman could not have been more caring, compassionate about the situation and circumstances, knowledgeable, or informative than he was during my first visit with him. He handled the appointment with ease, patience, and compassion while keeping it light at the same time given the circumstances helping to keep me calm.

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr. Arbesman is an outstanding clinician: patient, thorough, knowledgeable and compassionate.

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr Abesman is the bestMelissa and the rest of his staff can't be beat!!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Dr Abesman is very personable, very thorough, explained everything he was doing from start to finish. Great doctor and great care

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

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