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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
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
  • Hair Loss
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Tumors
View all 5 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
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
  • Dermatology - Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery

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

    See publications for Allison Vidimos, MD.

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    Industry Relationships

    Industry Relationships

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    As of 1/10/2023, 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

    296 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

    68 Patient Comments

    Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

    Love, love, love, Dr Videmos

    Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

    The experience with the doctor was fantastic

    Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

    Both Dr. Vidimos and Dr. Biro were excellent in all phases of my visit and surgery.

    Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

    Dr Vidimos is such a friendly, concerned and thorough Dr. She makes you feel at ease and is very good at what she does. I would highly recommend her

    Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

    I highly recommend Dr. Vidimos, she is the best mohs surgeon at the clinic. She makes patient very comfortable, supportive.

    Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

    Very professional. Dr Vidimos Is the GREATEST,!!

    Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

    She was very informative asking me about my history and explaining what exactly they intended to do with my ear. She is very good at talking with you and not at you.

    Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

    Dr V was terrific.

    Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

    It was a great experience as far as a medical appointment can be. All of the care providers were polite, friendly and caring.

    Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

    I think Dr. Vidimis is a wonderful doctor. Very caring, very professional and very helpful.

    Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

    This was a very good experience for me. Both the nurses and doctors were the best examples of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Vidimos and her staff helped to make this appointment one of the most pleasant and memorable experiences at a Cleveland Clinic facility. Thank you again for a having a wonderful doctor and supporting staff.

    Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

    I would highly recommend Dr. Vidimos and her team to anyone seeking medical advice and treatment.

    Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

    Excellent care the day of surgery! Dr Vidimos and her staff are amazing!

    Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

    Seeing and being treated by Dr. Vidimos and her staff was one of the best medical experiences I have ever had.Simply outstanding.

    Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos and her entire staff was amazing. I'm so glad we were able to get her.

    Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos is excellent! Very very caring, explained everything to me and although I was super anxious tried to put me at ease. She is an excellent doctor and did an outstanding job. Glad she is at the Cleveland Clinic.

    Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

    Although Dr. Vidimos has performed thousands of these in her career, she treated me as a special patient - NOT just a number.

    Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

    She's the best doctor experience I have had probably EVER

    Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos is the best of the best. She is compassionate, professional and competent. I travel 7 1/2 hours (one way to receive her expertise).

    Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

    Dr Vidimous is professional and through. Amazing physician.

    Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

    I love Dr. Vidimos

    Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

    Although no one wants to undergo MOH's surgery, I wouldn't any other than Dr Vidimos

    Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

    Excellent caring physician

    Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

    I have only the HIGHEST REGARD for Dr. Vidimos & her staff! They were not only extremely professional, but personable & compassionate. They made a stressful experience as comfortable and pleasant as possible.

    Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

    I loved Dr Videmos, she is a wonderful person and fabulous Doctor. She did an excellent job, my scar looks amazing! Very nice staff!

    Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

    Dr V is great!

    Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

    Doctor was reassuring and compassionate in my care. Never made me feel rushed. I was important to her

    Reviewed on Jun 12, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos and her team are excellent!

    Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

    I had a bad skin cancer area pop up I called for an appointment The Staff of Dr Vidimos scheduled me the next work day!

    Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

    Perfect Team Work No I in Her Team(dr Vidimos)

    Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

    Great job as always by Dr. Vidimos and her team

    Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

    The doctor called our home the evening of the surgery to make sure that Janet was doing well. The call was very much appreciated.

    Reviewed on May 31, 2023

    Drs. Vidimos and Antony did a fine job of removing my tumor and stitching me up. Assistant Lesha (sp?) was very efficient as well. Later that day, Dr. Vidimos called me at home to see how I was doing. My care was excellent.

    Reviewed on May 22, 2023

    I thank Dr. Vidimus.

    Reviewed on May 16, 2023

    Dr Vidimos is a walking angel and a real blessing for the world , and she has the most top best nurses helping her

    Reviewed on May 16, 2023

    Dr.V. Is simply the best there is

    Reviewed on May 12, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos is the best!

    Reviewed on May 10, 2023

    Dr Vidimos is the best

    Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos is extremely busy but well worth the wait for an appointment.

    Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

    Very pleased with the doctor. She has a great bed side manner. She makes you feel very comfortable throughout the entire process.

    Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

    Doctor was excellent

    Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

    Doctor was best

    Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

    The Doctors were so good that I felt no pain during surgery and were so friendly.

    Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

    Very pleased with dr Allison Vidimos

    Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

    Dr Vidimos is so upbeat kind positive puts me at easeShe is an excellent listener and explainer

    Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

    Have recommended Dr Vidimos to others

    Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos is a very professional Doctor! She has done surgery for me 2 times. She knows what she is doing. I hope if I ever need her again she will still be available for me!......Also: Dr Viditmos was even kind enough to call that evening to check on me.

    Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

    I can't say enough about Dr. Vidimos, she was so friendly, kind, and understanding. I had a problem with injections (pain) in the area of my surgery, we talked about it before the surgery and she did a wonderful job of numbing the area with very minimal pain which really lowered my anxiety considerably. She also went into great detail about the type of skin cancer I had as I had had been given some misinformation previously. If I have to see a specialist again I will certainly request Dr. Vidimos again.

    Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

    I felt very cared for, sometimes I had four people in my room, made me feel spoiled. I would certainly recommend Dr. Vidimos and her office to others and have already done so. I couldn't have had better care or a better experience.

    Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

    Dr Vidimos was kind, respectful and very good at her work. She treated her staff well and gave them positive feedback.

    Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

    Allison Vidomas is wonderful , caring & professional provider. Beat of the Best.

    Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

    Dr Vidimos is an AWESOME doctor !!!!Always !

    Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

    Dr Vidimos is outstanding in every respect!

    Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

    Thank you Dr. A and Dr. Simon

    Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

    *Dr. Vidimos was excellent. Not only knowledgeable, but just an overall good person.

    Reviewed on Jan 31, 2023

    *Dr. Vidimos and *Gabby are excellent, caring people.

    Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos is the best and has been my dermatologist for years. She created an opening in her schedule for me because I was coming from NC for squamous cell lesion biopsies.

    Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

    Excellent care by Dr. Vidimos. Thank you.

    Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

    I can only use superlatives to describe Dr. Vidimos. Excellent in every way.

    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

    Excellent caring physician.

    Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

    I feel very fortunate to be cared for by Dr Vidimos and her team. Their care is ALWAYS highly professional as well as kind and considerate. Having MOS surgery on one's face Is frightening and stressful but, as always, I felt secure in her hands!

    Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

    She gave me information about the 2 choices for the procedure, respected my opinion, confirmed my choice

    Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

    I would recommend Dr. Vidimos and her team very highly to everyone.

    Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

    Dr. Vidimos, her resident, and the nurses were all highly professional and attentive. I liked Dr. Vidimos's efficiency. She explained what she was going to do, she did it (excising tissue in a Mohs procedure), and she left the room. She returned briefly after the lab results were In and said goodbye. I appreciated her follow-up call at my home the next day.

    Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

    She was very experienced, good bed side manor and I had a good experience and outcome.

    Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

    Dr Vidimus and her staff were professional and kind. Thank you

    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

    Dr VIDIMOS is the Ultimate Doctor Caring Professional Kind Efficient Cheerful and Positive Excellence in Procedures

    Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

    Dr. Videmos is the absolute best doctor! I have had many doctors in the past 30 years.

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