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Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA

Fellowship - Johns Hopkins University
Post Doctoral Research Fellow


Residency - University of Maryland Medical System
General Surgery
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - UNiversity of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Graduate School - Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Baltimore, MD USA


  • Dermatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michelle Kerns, MD.

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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 11/21/2022, Dr. Kerns 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

256 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

My doctor and I were definitely on the same page with her diagnosis.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Kerns is very knowledgeable, caring and listens to my concerns

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Nice doctor

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Again, exceptional care and service. I was seen in a timely fashion but was not rushed. In time and out time was like clockwork. The doctor and attending staff were extremely courteous and professional. Very happy I chose Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

I have already told others how good my experiences have been. Would definitely recommend Dr. Kerns and Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr.Kerns is an exceptional physician and an asset for the Cleveland Clinic. I must say she is shoulders above the physicians that I have encountered at the clinic, except for ER physicians, as she listens carefully, takes into account your perspectives on the issues and competently considers the many differential diagnoses and explains and documents findings from tests and assessments. Treasure her as I know CC can be hard on their medical and nursing staff.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

I felt listened to -- there was no feeling that the doctor was in a rush. My questions were handled completely.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr Kerns & staff were absolutely wonderful!Very knowledgeable, excellent care from her!She is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

Appt. For Dermatologist was scheduled by my Primary Care Physician's Office Staff for the next day.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

The Dr was very nice, listened and provided suggestions in answering all of my questions. Definitely would recommend her !

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Internest and doctor talked with me extensively to educate me on aspects of my condition and the various treatment options. I was very pleased.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr Kerns is wonderful. She listens to me as a patient and is concerned.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Was convenient and liked dr kerns very much

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr Kerns and her staff were very nice. I flew in from Kansas City for this appointment. The doctor's visit was the one that was very easy and straightforward. While taking the skin biopsy, Dr Kerns, the Nurse assistant and the Resident were all there talking to me and making me comfortable. Sincerely appreciate

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Seemed like appointment was a little rushed but the provider was nice and performed a thorough exam of skin. I thought a dermatologist might also check nails and hair for possible autoimmune condition.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Both doctors were very professional, informative and efficient. My follow up call was quick. Looking forward to continuing my skin care at Cleveland Clinic. Highly recommend

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2023

I'm extremely pleased with Dr Kerns and everything about her. She listens, developed a treatment plan, seems interested in my overall health. Glad I found her.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

I am fortunate to have Dr Kerns. Her nurse was also great.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr Kearns and her Resident Fellow worked together completely and compassionately

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

The doctor explained I had a couple options for treating my problem and handle it very professionally

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

At end of appointment, I met to Dr Kerns who reiterated what her intern had said. She was personable and seemed very competent. I feel confident that she will get to the crux of my debilitating rash

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr Kerns solved my problem that I was having since May 2022

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

The Dr. Was very caring and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

I absolutely loved Dr. Kerns. She was very kind and patient. The issue I was having was in process of resolving and then she took time to explain about another issue I was experiencing and bring it full circle. We had a lovely time discussing the spelling of our first names as they were the same. What a joy filled time! I wish she was located slightly closer to my home on the east side. She was just wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I don't think I've had a more positive experience with a Dr, ever! Dr Kearns was prompt, kind, thorough, extremely knowledgeable, I could go on. She was patient with me, and discussed all my questions until I understood what my scenario was and how to continue care. I drive from Youngstown to see her, and I'd drive farther if need be! So glad I opted for CC! I will likely be switching all my care providers here as well.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Definitely recommending Dr Kearns!!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

She introduced herself to my back as she came in the room and did not take more than 5 mins with me. She did not explain much nor elicit any questions about my condition.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

I spent more time with the Resident than the doctor. I felt rushed once the doctor was in the room.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2022

She and her colleague were efficient and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2022

I already have recommended Dr Kerns to a friend.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2022

Dr Kerns had a student with her that saw me. Dr oversaw the exam. The student was thoughtful but not very informative. He completed my exam with not much detail. Dr. Interjected a few times during the exam. I would have liked to spend more time with Dr. Kerns.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

Dr. Kerns was very good.

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