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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.

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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 11/18/2020, 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.

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

65 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 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.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

*Dr. Piliang is kind, caring, efficient, personable & lovely.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Doc Piliang is very good. I really like her.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Piliang and her team do an excellent job. Dr. Piliang is very caring, compassionate, conscientious, organized and focused on positive outcomes. She truly listens and leads the team in an upbeat and most collaborative manner. Stephanie Metzger (RN, BSN) was knowledgeable, confident, efficient, focused and did a thorough job in the interview. Resident, Dr. Amy Zhang did a great job in assessment and follow-up. She clearly cares and shares reassuring and optimistic approaches to treatment. Am very grateful for the care provided by this excellent team led by Dr. Piliang!

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Piliang and her resident team are marvelous, especially Dr. Piliang, who is highly talented and knowledgeable, as well as empathetic, kind, and thoughtful in all ways. I always recommend Dr. Piliang when asked about dermatologists in this region.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

Dr. Piliang was an excellent listener. Dr. Piliang listened attentively to my health concerns and addressed my questions and concerns very thoroughly.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr Piliang is a wonderful doctor. she is friendly, informative and very caring. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Melissa Piliang is always present & focused on meeting the patient's needs. Always treats us with great respect, dignity, courtesy, concern and delivers advice with clarity, always involving us in the decision making. Dr. Piliang is second to none. More Dr. Piliang please!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

Dr. Piliang is excellent and very personable. I leave feeling confident that my condition is in good hands and we will get it under control.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr Piliang is always excellent

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr Pilang answers any questions thoroughly and even gives information I hadn't thought to ask about. I aways come away with more knowledge and information about my health and situation.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Piliang and Dr. Simonds were caring and courteous. I felt very well cared for and will continue my care with Dr. Piliang.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr Piliang is an outstanding physician

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

dr piliang is awsome!

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr Piliang provided outstanding, knowledgable and compassionate care. I felt that I was in the most capable hands that I could be in anywhere in the country. She knew exactly what was wrong and provided a quick diagnosis and took a good deal of time to walk me through everything and discuss several options

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

I had a really bad skin reaction and was able to get in right away. I was also able to email my Dr. daily during the situation for prescription changes etc.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Piliang is always very available when I have issues

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I had an awful time getting appointment scheduled by phone. I couldn't get through by phone. I would be put on hold for long periods of time. one. finally got someone to answer and was told they had to check with my insurance and she would call back. well she never did call. we had to keep trying to call and put on hold. finally weeks later we got hold of financial department. my insurance approved the visit but they didn't call to let us know. I know the recording when I call says they are behind due to COVID, but come on, someone surely can answer the phone. I tried and tried to get through. finally had to message my doctor

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr Pilang is an exceptional doctor. she has helped me so much with my health problem. she is professional yet friendly. she explains things and she always listens and answers my questions. I would highly recommend Dr Piliang to other people

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Everyone listened to my concerns, Dr. Piliang explained what was happening, offered advice and recommendations. I didn't feel rushed and felt it was a great experience.

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