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Title Vice Chair, Department of Dermatology
Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Cosmetic Dermatology
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Hair Loss
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About Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD

Christine Poblete-Lopez, MD, is the Residency Program Director in the Department of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic. She completed her medical education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed a residency in dermatology from the Skin & Cancer Foundation in the Philippines, as well as Cleveland Clinic. She completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology at Cleveland Clinic. Dr Poblete-Lopez also serves as the Associate Program Director for the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology as well as vice-chair for the Department of Dermatology.

She has specialty interests in the management of skin cancers, cosmetic dermatology and residency and fellowship education.

Dr. Poblete-Lopez is board-certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Cutaneous Oncology
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Saint Luke's - Roosevelt Hospital Center
General Surgery
New York, NY

Medical Education - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY

Undergraduate - Lehigh University
Molecular Biology
Bethlehem, PA


  • Dermatology - Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

Cosmetic Dermatology, cutaneous oncology, dermatologic surgery, laser surgery, Mohs Micrographic Surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 4/1/2024, Dr. Poblete-Lopez 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

281 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 May 16, 2024

Everything went well. The doctor and nurse were great.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

The doctor was fantastic. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Excellent doctor! Very kind, explained procedure, very calm, competent, and highly skilled. Outstanding from start to finish.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Try to call to tell Dr. Lopez. She did a very very good job very happy but I could never reach anyone down there. They put me on hold and they forgot about me.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Lopez and staff are very professional and friendly

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Lopez even called me the day after surgery to see how I was fring. She is most capable and invaluable.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

If I ever needed this procedure again I would definitely ask for Dr Lopez. She was Awesome.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Dr Lopez was amazing! This was my first experience with MOHS surgery. She was so nice and comforting. She took her time to explain everything and answered all of my questions. My nose looks awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr Lopez is the epitome of professional with a respectful demeanor. She explains everything in advance and answers all concerns. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr Lopez is the perfect combination of professionalism and caring individual. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

Overall good experience with Dr. LOPEZ

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Again, I am basing the above ratings on the many visits I've had in the past year with Dr. Lopez. She is an outstanding physician, very personable and pleasant and a fine human being. She's always prompt, exacting in her work, supportive, encouraging and never fails to calm my anxieties.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Extremely compassionate, kind, competent, physician. In todays high clinical demand era, she accommodated me in her busy schedule. I wish more physicians are like her

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I was extremely impressed with Dr. Lopez in all respects.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

The procedure was never completed: despite my request to proceed, the doctor stopped the procedure because of my BP. This was AFTER I was already on the operating table, and the surgical site marked and numbed.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr. Lopez is outstanding. A real pro! Also, Dr Byrow her Fellow. He was great also. Keep him here in Cle.!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Nurses and Dr Lopez were excellent. They went through the whole process with me step by step.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Dr. Lopez and her team did a very nice on the surgery on my face.It's 2 weeks later and the Incision Is healing nicely .

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

This team including my doctor was top tier. Efficient, courteous, informative and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Lopez is excellent. Highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

I am very pleased with results. Thank you Dr Poblete

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Lopez took the time to call me the evening after my surgery to see how I was doing. I truly appreciated her concern and compassion.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Excellent if I had to have this procedure again, I would want Dr Lopez

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr, Lopez and her staff are excellent. Should my wife have need of a Mohs surgeon I would ask my wife to Insure that Dr. Lopez is on top of her list. Thank You!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

I am extremely pleased with the amazing job and meticulous care from Dr. Poblete-Lopez. She took her time to do my Mohs and the result is unbelievably wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

The Dr explained what was going to happen,

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

All good from front desk to nurse and doctors caring and good experience. Nurse Mickie was so kind

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Lopez and Dr. Swit are amazing

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

I think that Dr. Lopez is an excellent doc and have recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Lopez has always been very nice, kind, caring, gentle, and open. She answers your questions clearly and patiently. Absolutely no issues with her - I have full confidence in her abilities and communications style. Because she is so busy, it is hard to get appointment with her easily.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

It was wonderful and I really liked Dr.Lopez. She and her nurse were easy to understand.Very professional.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

I am very happy to have Dr.Lopez as my Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

The doctor was very thorough, thoughtful in her responses to my questions, and provided appropriate amount of detail. She also put me at ease in what can be an uncomfortable type of evaluation. Very pleased with the care.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

In my experience, Dr. Lopez is/has been an excellent Mohs surgeon.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Very professional. I was relaxed and confident in the doctor's knowledge and skill.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I only have confidence with Dr. Lopez and team for any MOHS procedure.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

I had scheduled this procedure with Dr. Lopez because of the excellent work she did for me on a previous Mohs surgery. While Dr. Spitz was very professional and courteous, I was disappointed that the surgery was not performed by Dr. Lopez herself.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Lopez and her staff were WONDERFUL, very efficient and thoughtful. My wound is almost completely healed

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

When I showed up for my appointment I was informed that Dr Vlastaris was out sick but Dr Lopez was fortunately able to cover for her. I very much appreciate this !!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Lopez is always on top of the situation.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Lopez is wonderful. Always very thorough and great at explaining everything. I live 45 minutes from Avon and have a Family Health Center within 10 minutes from me and I will continue to drive to see Dr. Lopez because she is so good and I totally trust her.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr was excellent

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

She is a wonderful doctor. She is genuinely concerned about the patients well-being, and demonstrates empathy.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Lopez got me in the same day as my husband's appt. She took time out of her busy schedule to see me also. Her professionalism, expertise, and kindness is so appreciated,as well as her staff. I would definitely recommend her to family and friends.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I am an extremely anxious person, and Dr. Poblete-Lopez always is reassuring and encouraging.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Again, my experience in the dermatology department has been excellent because of Dr. Poblete-Lopez. She did Moh's surgery on my right lower eyelid several years ago and when I asked for an appointment a year ago, I was very fortunate to get her again. She did Moh's surgery last winter on my forehead and it healed quickly with no visible scar. When another biopsy showed a melanoma, she quickly arranged for me to see a surgeon and the surgery was done within two weeks. Since it was a long-standing growth that I had ignored during the pandemic, I was very fortunate that it didn't spread to my lymph nodes. Since that surgery I spotted two new growths and she was quick to get me into the Clinic to check the growths. She did a biopsy on one which fortunately wasn't skin cancer. Aside from her expertise and ability as a dermatologist, she is a very kind, caring and pleasant person.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

I did not need any return phone calls; Dr. Poblete-Lopez gave me prompt explanation of my test results via myChart and was thorough and kind. I appreciated the kindness and concern for my health.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Poblete-Lopez was quick to see my issue and agreed with my original concern. She made sure to address my concern right away and got back to me quickly once the results were available.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

What a great facility from the door greater including all personnel. Dr lopez is very caring and excellent at her work. Doing a follow up call to us that night. Everyone we came in contact with was positive caring polite and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr L did a great job caring for me.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

She lacks a good bedside manor

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Staff and Dr were very polite and professional. Dr Lopez was great at explaining everything.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Lopez is the best!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

It's always a pleasure to see Dr. Lopez and her staff.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Lopez and her group is outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. P-Lopez is Best derm in the world and should be leader of the Institute!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Lopez and her team were very caring, compassionate, knowledgeable and thorough. Her team consisted of herself, her Resident, a visiting Dermatologist from Akron and her Nurse. They carried through with the procedure very methodically while explaining what they were doing. They were also very supportive and empathetic. They did all they could to minimize pain.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Super doctor and staff. I was well taken care of. Very early for my appointment and they took me early.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

If this is Dr Lopez she was great.

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