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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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Biography

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

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Dermatopathology
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Dermatology
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Dermatology
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Medical Education - Indiana University School of Medicine
MD
Indianapolis, IN USA
2001

Undergraduate - Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA
1997

Certifications

  • Dermatology
  • Dermatology - Dermatopathology

Specialty Interests

Dermatopathology

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 12/4/2019, 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

45 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr Piliang is a major asset to CC. she answers promptly and usefully, giving compassionate, high quality care. thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

The Dr. and her Resident were so nice and put the patient at ease!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

I received very thorough care by Dr. Piliang. I felt like my concerns were being listened to, and different options were presented to me in a very professional and caring manner. Dr. Piliang has a delightful personality and bedside manner, and I felt at ease with her.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Piliang is one of my favorite doctors--and I've seen many at CC.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Piliang and her team are outstanding care providers. I - and Cleveland Clinic - are fortunate indeed to be able to rely on their talent, expertise, and compassion.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Piliang is first rate.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

DR PILIANG is the best

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Piliangg is very knowledgeable and helpful. I am very to be fed patient!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. Piliang treats her patients as if they were her own children or parents. She is lazer focused on the patient, the symptoms, the diagnosis, the possibile treatments. She is gentle, kind, incredibly smart, confident & optimistic at all times.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Piliang and her team are compassionate, consummate professionals. I always receive the highest level of care from them. In addition to her exceptional expertise as a dermatologist, Dr. Piliang brings the added dimension of her acumen as a pathologist. She is an amazing physician and her patients are fortunate indeed to have her in their corner.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr Piliang is an excellent doctor. she is very professional and friendly. she makes you feel comfortable during the exam. she explains things so I understand and takes tests and pictures for my situation. I have confidence in her and would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I would recommend Dr Piliang to anyone who need a dermatologist. She was excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Melissa Piliang and her staff have been very accommodating to assist me in getting my appointment, especially since I had to cancel my two previous appointments due to neck issues I've been experiencing. Dr. Piliang and her staff have always been friendly while being very professional. I consider myself very fortunate to be a patient of hers. I've been a patient of hers for over 8 years. Everyone I've encountered throughout Dermatology and elsewhere in the Clinic has always been polite and helpful answering any questions I may have had or just waiting on me in the Pharmacy. Its a great medical facility that's one of the best in the country. I think of it as the Top Medical Research Facility in this country. Thank you for addressing my medical needs where I have Lichen Planopilaris Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Melissa Piliang is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Dr. Piliang is thorough and professional.

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