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Department Dermatology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cancer Center
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Excisions
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Skin Tumors
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
View all 3 Specialties +


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About Allison Vidimos, MD

Allison T. Vidimos, RPh, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, Vice Chairman of the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute, Staff Physician in the Section of Micrographic Surgery (Mohs) and Cutaneous Oncology in the Department of Dermatology, and Professor of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. She is also the Program Director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellowship.

Dr. Vidimos received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy with distinction from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., and she received a medical degree with highest distinction from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Dr. Vidimos completed a medical internship and residency in dermatology at Cleveland Clinic, followed by a 2 year fellowship in Mohs micrographic surgery. Dr. Vidimos is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Dermatology.

Her special interests include skin cancer, skin cancer prevention, and Mohs micrographic surgery.

Dr. Vidimos  is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Dermatology and the Ohio Dermatological Association, an Expert Consultant to the USP Compounding Committee and a Voting Delegate to the USP Convention.   Dr. Vidimos has lectured extensively and has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and two textbooks. She has been chosen one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 1998.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Dermatologic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Internship
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA

Professional Highlights

  • American Dermatological Association


  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

Mohs micrographic surgery, cutaneous oncology

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors
  • Top Doctors
  • American Dermatological Association, 2007
  • Members Making a Difference AAD 2014
  • Presidential Citation, American Academy of Dermatology 2018, 2019 
  • Distinguished Service Award, American College of Mohs Surgery 2019
  • Distinguished Service Award, Ohio Dermatological Association 2019

Innovations & Patents

  • Laser treatment for argyria


    • American Academy of Dermatology
    • American College of Mohs Surgery
    • Association of Professors in Dermatology
    • American Society of Dermatologic Surgery
    • International Skin Cancer Transplant Cooperative
    • Ohio Dermatological Association
    • Cleveland Dermatological Society 
    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 1/20/2021, Dr. Vidimos 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

    192 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 5

    41 Patient Comments

    Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

    I'm in Akron and the procedure required me to go to Rockside Rd for the procedure. Nevertheless the docs and staff were absolutely professional in all aspects. I had open heart surgery in 2019 and a hip replacement in 2020, and again @ the Clinic & I received the best. Sincerely John January

    Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

    Dr. Vidimos was excellent in her clinical techniques and patient rapport. She made me feel comfortable and at ease. She followed up by a telephone call later that evening to check if I was doing well or had any concerns. The dermatology fellow, nurse (s) and nursing student were helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They explained my wound care and provided information and products for me to take home. I'm doing very well. I would highly recommend this provider.

    Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

    Dr. Vidamoss is excellent. Exceeds expectations

    Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

    Dr.Vidimos is fantastic

    Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

    the communication between my doctors was perfect

    Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

    I have had many surgeries with Dr Vidimos and her staff over the years. She and her staff are always pleasant, professional, and efficient. I cannot say enough nice things about Dr Vidimos.

    Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

    Dr. Vidimos was fantastic with explaining everything that was being done to me. I definitely recommend Dr. Vidimos for any surgeries very caring.

    Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

    dr vidmos and her staff is #1 I'm my book - just excellent service all the way around.

    Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

    Dr. Vidmous is the best.She totally puts me at ease.I feel fortunate to have her asmy dermatologist.

    Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

    Excellent physician. Felt very well cared for. Staff were very nice and helpful.

    Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

    The staff of nurses and the doctor were all wonderful to work with and explained everything.

    Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

    the doctor was wonderful and put me at ease with my procedure. I'd highly recommend her.

    Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

    Dr. Vidimos has treated me on several occasions and has always been terrific.

    Reviewed on Dec 28, 2020

    All good. Everyone involved in the appointment from scheduling, intake on the date of the appointment and all staff, nurses, and the doctor herself, were all great.

    Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos, Dr. Adkins (Fellow), and the surgical nurses did an excellent job with the entire process. I was thankful to have a team with as much experience taking care of me.

    Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos was extremely professional and made me feel at ease. One of the best doctors I've seen at the Cleveland Clinic.

    Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos was extraordinary. she is friendly, thorough and professional!

    Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos was super to work with. Her staff was also very good. They were courteous, respectful, they listened to me and answered all my questions, they explained the procedure very clearly to me, and provided and excellent level of care. I will highly recommend Dr. Vidimos, and her staff. Than you!

    Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

    very good, dr .Vidimos is an excellent doctor!! my absolute favorite!

    Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

    Dr Vidimous is the best!

    Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos' staff doctor and nurse were Preparing me for Dr. Vidimos to perform the Mohs surgery. As stated in the previous question, they were professional and personable.

    Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

    My surgery results had positive news and the wound area has healed very very well. I appreciated that Dr. Vidimos called me that evening to check on my pain level which was minimal.

    Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020


    Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos is fabulous! My husband and I always look forward to our annual visit with her.

    Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

    My doctors at Cleveland Clinic are excellent except for my experience with Dr. Eltemamy.

    Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

    We are truly fortunate to have Dr Vidimos take care of us. She is absolutely the best.

    Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

    Dr Videmos is a highly skilled dermatologist/surgeon! I'm very pleased with the outcome of my visit and would highly recommend her!

    Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

    Dr Simons, the resident who did my surgery was so very professional. he went out of his way to inform me of the procedure and answer any questions or concerns had

    Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

    Dr. Vidimis and her resident and assistant were very professional and efficient, considerate of my comfort and ready to answer questions. Thanks to all!

    Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    I had a little difficulty in scheduling surgery due to call center sending my message to the wrong location. Took about a week to get a call from the main campus office of Dr. Vidimos but once I did everything was great.

    Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    I wouldn't go anywhere else except to Dr. Vidimos for MOHS surgery!

    Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos is an excellent physician. I would highly recommend her without hesitation.

    Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

    We came thinking my dad was going to have 2 MOHS, and Dr. Vidimos handled all 4 of my father's lesions. That was tremendously helpful.

    Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

    #3 was fine after I contacted Dr. Vidimos, but I am not sure what average people without contacts at CCF would have done.

    Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

    My doctor is very attentive and personable. I have good peace of mind about my health care concerns.

    Reviewed on May 19, 2020

    I knew in advance that Dr. Vidimos has a five start ranking and I can confirm that this is well-deserved.

    Reviewed on May 15, 2020

    on time my original doctor , short discussion of what to watch out for --it was great

    Reviewed on May 8, 2020

    I would highly recommend any one to Cleveland Clinic Dermatology, Dr. Vidimos and her staff. Extremely Professional, kind and with patient first care in mind.

    Reviewed on May 7, 2020

    I had an excellent visit the Doctors and the nurses were fantastic.

    Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

    Everything went great...Dr and team were very knowledgeable and caring

    Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

    Dr. V. Was caring and clinically excellent

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