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Department Anatomic Pathology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • General Dermatology
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Examinations
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

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

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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 11/29/2022, Dr. Piliang 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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* 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

73 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

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

She is the best.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Melissa Piliang is a very knowledgeable, vigilant, empathetic, excellent care provider.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Piliang scheduled the appointment while she was seeing me. I very much appreciate that she does that.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Piliang is a favorite provider of mine. She is down to earth, caring, a great listener, pragmatic, and explains and answers my questions thoroughly and clearly about my course of treatment, other treatment options, and the like.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr Piliang is professional yet caring and gracious. She explains the pros & cons of treatments and respects your input.Truly a pleasure with interaction and plan of care.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Piliang is amazing! She is caring , a great listener very knowledgeable and in my humble opinion one of the best doctors at the clinic

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I had concerns about medication and Dr discussed those in detail.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

*Dr. Piliang is the best!

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Great experience with Dr Pilliang in person and via video.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Piliang and staff were all kind, caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Piliang is a credit to her profession. Dr. Piliang is compassionate and involved with me as a patient. My visits are only twice a year, but when I come in I feel like Dr. Piliang knows me and takes a personal interest in my condition.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Always have a good appointment with Dr Piliang. She and her staff have helped me so much with my hair loss issues. I have seen much improvement.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

The Fellow was excellent and very thorough. The Doctor took time to explain course of treatment and the vigilance that I must pay to skin cancer being a NonHodgkins Lymphoma patient due to Agent Orange exposure.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Doctor and staff are kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr Piliang is very good at listening and responding to my concerns. She always takes the time to explain everything to me until I'm satisfied.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr. Piliang is always professional (but NOT in a stuffy arrogant manner) and she is always personable, she is attentive to all my concerns and thoroughly answers my questions

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr. Piliang is a gem, efficient but always takes time to listen, excellent clinician!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

It took 4 phone calls to schedule my appointment with Dr. Piliang. There were no returned calls from scheduling. This is no reflection on Dr. Piliang - simply the scheduling department for Dermatology.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr. Piliang is very thorough with medical care and knowledge to recommend a plan of treatment for results.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Piliang and her entire staff are the most outstanding team of medical professionals I've ever met. The 7th floor checking desk is to notch as well.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

Dr. Piliang's team is truly a TEAM. It is my opinion that she, her staff and the reception group should be the benchmark CCF replicates throughout the entire organization.

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