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
  • Center for Pediatric Dermatology
  • Cutaneous Laser Surgery
  • Cutaneous Oncology
  • Mohs Surgery
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Birthmark
  • Hemangiomas
  • Melanoma
  • Moles
  • Skin Cancer
View all 5 Specialties +


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About Allison Vidimos, MD

Allison T. Vidimos, RPh, MD, is Chairman of the Department of Dermatology, and Staff Physician in the Section of Micrographic Surgery (Mohs) and Oncology in the Department of Dermatology, and Professor, CCLCM. She is also the Program Director of the Procedural DermatologyFellowship.

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 fellowship in Mohs 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, Mohs surgery, and laser surgery.

Dr. Vidimos has been chosen one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 1998. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Mohs Surgery, the Scientific Assembly Committee for the American Academy of Dermatology, and the editorial board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. Dr. Vidimos has lectured extensively and has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, and two textbooks.

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

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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    As of 1/31/2019, 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.

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    Patient Satisfaction Reviews

    172 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
    Listens 5
    Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
    Knows Medical History 4.8
    Time Spent with Patient 5
    Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

    30 Patient Comments

    Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos is not only an incredibly gifted physician, she is one of the most compassionate and kindest doctor's I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

    Reviewed on May 29, 2019

    dr.vidimos is the best there is no better in my opinion i feel she saved my life with all the skin cancer problems i have had! just an outstanding doctor in her field! ! !

    Reviewed on May 22, 2019

    the doctor was very kind, compassionate,took her time to answer questions although seemed rushed..has to met her quota,...excelllent medical care

    Reviewed on May 22, 2019

    dr vidimos was caring and professional. excellent experience

    Reviewed on May 15, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos is awesome. she is positive and friendly. She makes me feel relaxed and comfortable.

    Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

    whether I know her well or not, I respect her as a person and physician

    Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

    Doctor was very professional took her time talking to me explaining to me what had to be done.

    Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

    I feel very comfortable with Dr. Vitamas and like her genuine concern for me.

    Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

    Very good experience. I have confidence in Dr. Vitimos.

    Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos is the best and most caring doctor

    Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

    dr Vidimos is the best. Always personable and professional.

    Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos is one of the easiest people to communicate with. She takes her time, takes interest in the person, not just why they are there.

    Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos is extremely responsive and knowledgeable. The office staff is very efficient and appointment is prompt. Very pleased with the experience.

    Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos was outstanding. She answered all my questions prior to the procedure and was very kind during the surgery. She talked to me which made it less stressful and was very professional and gentle in her care. She was a pleasant change from the office that referred me who provided a diagnosis of melanoma and sent me out the door saying they don't discuss any treatment until the biopsy is back. I was confused and afraid and Dr. Vidimos and her nurse answered every question professionally.

    Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

    My nurse was amazingly kind and informative. I came from a local doctor's office who performed the original biopsy and I was provided very little information. The nurse was informative and referred me to ask Dr. Vidimos some questions. Consummate professional and a wonderful bedside manner as well. Gentle following the procedure when dressing the wound and was sure I knew next steps before leaving.

    Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019

    Excellent - I know Dr. Vidimos is a director of the center and a highly regarded physician - but her bedside manner is unmatched by any doctor I've ever visited. She was so kind and took the time to talk to me as a person (and patient).

    Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos does an excellent job in every way. She is so skilled and is so optimistic and upbeat no matter what is required. CCF is truly blessed to have such an excellent clinician!

    Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

    Dr Vidimos is always cheerful and full of energy. Her nurses always take good care of us

    Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos has always been caring as well as professional.

    Reviewed on Nov 23, 2018

    I came away very impressed with Dr. Vidimos and her staff. The procedure went well and I'm hoping the results are equally satisfying.

    Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

    l feel extremely lucky to have dr Vidimos as my dermatologist. she is professional, caring, and an excellent surgeon. thank you!!

    Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

    no waste of time at all ever in the exam room...great WONDERFUL doctor, very personable...caring

    Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

    Extremely skilled provider, excellent care & communication.

    Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018

    all good very much liked the doctor

    Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

    I was very impressed and pleased that it was Dr. Vidimus who called to check on me that evening after my surgery.

    Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

    Nurses and Dr. were very attentive to my elevated stress level.

    Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

    Dr. Vidimos and her staff are the BEST!

    Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

    Dr Vidimos and the staff was genuinely a caring staff and I feel very blessed to of had them for my care with removing this cancer from my face. I want Dr Vidimos to know she is beyond words appreciated and from what i have recently experienced with this cancer, I hope it was completely removed and never returns.

    Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

    Dr. Vidimos called me after surgery to see how I was.

    Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

    Dr Vidimos & her staff are outstanding professionals. I have & will continue to highly recommend her. She is a positive reflection on the Cleveland Clinic.

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