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Department Anatomic Pathology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Examinations
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Alopecia Areata
  • Androgen Excess
  • Birthmark
  • Blisters
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sores
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Skin/Itchy Skin
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
  • Incontinentia Pigmenti
  • Kaposi Sarcoma (ks)
  • Lupus
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Molluscum Contagiosum
  • Perioral Dermatitis
  • Porphyria
  • Psoriasis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scabies
  • Scleroderma
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Skin Cancer
  • Tick Bites
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles
  • Yeast Infections
View all 38 Specialties +


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About Melissa Piliang, MD

Melissa Piliang, MD, FAAD, was appointed in 2006 to the Staff at Cleveland Clinic, where she has joint appointments in the Departments of Dermatology and Anatomic Pathology. She received her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed both her residency in dermatology and a fellowship in dermatopathology at Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology, and she focuses on general medical dermatology.

She treats adults, children and adolescents.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN USA

Undergraduate - Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA


  • Dermatology
  • Dermatology - Dermatopathology

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Melissa Piliang, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 11/30/2021, Dr. Piliang 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Piliang receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Pfizer, Inc.

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

54 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 23, 2022

Have been a patient of Dr. Piliang's for a number of years she has provided excellent care.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr. Piliang is consistently excellent.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Piliang was kind and listened to my concerns. She showed empathy and compassion for what I am going thru in my life right now. I am glad to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. Piliang was fantastic. Spent an appropriate amount of time with me, answered all questions. I felt heard and respected and well cared for.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. Piliang and her fellow worked very well together and I felt like I was in the hands of two very capable providers.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Piliang is so kind and thorough. I really appreciate how much time she spends listening to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Excellent provider!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

All of my appointments with Dr Pilliang have been informative and helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Wonderful physician

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Dr. Piliang is an excellent and very caring clinician.I consider myself fortunate to be her patient.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Had an appointment date with the doctor. The people who make appointments could not make an appointment for 6 months a head. They were to get my appointment scheduled as soon as they could get on the Oct calendar. Day of my appointment and I wasn't scheduled for an appointment. They did however get me in the same day just a different time. So it worked out. I live in Pennsylvania, so it would have not been good had I traveled 4 hours to ohio and not have an appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr Piliang is very professional. She has a wonderful bedside manner, which makes it very comfortable for me to talk to her about my problem I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr. Piliang is always fully present, positive, confident, respectful and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

The whole experience was easy and Dr. Piliang and her staff were delightful.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Piliang is caring, professional, and a highly skilled physician. She is the Best!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Several friends including my sister are now patients with Dr Piliang because I strongly recommended.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. Piliang is wonderful! Her schedulers are VERY hard to reach.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Best doctor ever!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Piliang and her staff are always extremely courteous and accommodating. The residents/interns working with her are very fortunate to have her as a mentor.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Excellent, caring Doctor Who communicated very well!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Piling is the best dermatologist I have been with getting alopecia. She listens and spends time with you. I love her

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

Dr. Piliangg is a very competent and caring doctor. I am very fortunate to be her patient.

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