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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
  • Laser Surgery
  • Mohs Surgery
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

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 USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Dermatologic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Skin & Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Makati City,

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

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

Undergraduate - Lehigh University
Molecular Biology
Bethlehem, PA USA


  • Dermatology
  • 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 9/14/2023, Dr. Poblete-Lopez 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

261 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

31 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Lopez and her staff are wonderful.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Would definitely recommend Dr Lopez and staff, they are a great team

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr Lopez is the best!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Poblete-Lopez was professional, kind and very good at answering my daughter's questions and concerns. Highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr Lopez has performed all of my MOHS surgeries and I always ask for her to perform future surgeries because she is extremely competent and a warm caring person.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Lopez was professional and caring. She did an excellent job of ensuring my surgery was effortless and effective. It was a very pleasant surprise when Dr. Lopez called me after the surgery to ensure my recovery was progressing smoothly and that I did not have any questions. Excellent doctor that I would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Doctor and staff were excellent

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Awesome physician

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Lopez is an excellent doctor! I appreciate her thoroughness. She is also a great listener and a nice person!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Christine Lopez is a very caring individual ...

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr Lopez is outstanding

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

I gave the third question only four stars but that's because of the hours spent in trying to get appointments. Otherwise, I have great confidence in Cleveland Clinic physicians, certainly in Dr. Lopez and Dr. Simonds.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Dr. Poblete-Lopez was very thoughtful, probing and decisive. My wife and I left the virtual appointment with hope and confidence in the quality of her care.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Loved my experience with Dr. Lopez & have told my friends what a great Doctor she is.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I recently finished radiation for breast cancer and anxious re: melanoma removal on shoulder.. Dr. Lopez provided concern, caring demeanor for me and helpful education..also very pleasant!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

She was intelligent, caring and had great follow through

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr Lopez was very involved in my treatment

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr Lopez was concerned why her surfy was scheduled on Wednesday and my follow up surgery with Dr waung was scheduled for the following day at the main campus

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

The visit was extremely helpful. Dr Poblrte- Lopez was so helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr. Lopez was outstanding! She reviewed and well educated me to all the necessary information pertaining to my outpatient procedure. I was comfortable and felt I was an excellent care thoughout my procedure. Dr. Lopez is kind and gifted surgeon. She was genuinely invested in my care. I am thankful for Dr. Lopez for taking care of me and would highly recommend her to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

I drive six hours from the Indianapolis area to receive care from Dr. Lopez. She knows this and considers this in planning for my visits and any needed follow-up care. She knows how to balance quality patient care both virtually and in person while maintaining a sense of personal interest and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr Poblete-Lopez went above and beyond, communicating with another of my care providers to help me with my skin condition. She took pictures of my rash and sent them to him. She was very caring and concerned. She supervised Dr Sloan, who performed the actual incision to remove the skin cancer. Dr Sloan was also very caring and informative, as well as my nurse.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr Lopez is awesome!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I really appreciate Dr. Lopez. She is thorough and a great listener.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

I specifically request Dr. Lopez for a reason. She also takes the time to discuss treatment options thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2022

Dr. Lopez is an artist and a consummate professional.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr. Lopez is a highly skilled and compassionate physician! It is an honor to be her patient.

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