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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.

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    * 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

    206 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

    52 Patient Comments

    Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

    The best doctor in the whole world . So grateful !!!!

    Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

    Dr.Vidomos and her staff have treated me with outstanding care. Everyone in her office has been professional, friendly and competent in delivering excellent Medical Care.

    Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

    Dr. Vidomos has the ability to make her patients feel that they are in the best possible hands, and comfortable knowing that with her guidance and expertise, they are likely to have the best possible outcome; even in difficult cases like Melanoma.

    Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

    I have had a long time X excellent experience with Dr. Vidimos yeah

    Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

    The doctor and her nurses are wonderful and very caring and they take the time to answer all your questions.

    Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021

    Dr Allison Vidimos & team (Dr B Macholski, RN Haight, Rittenhouse, LPN Lukas are a CC treasure. From beginning to beyond it is clear you are in their care. Leslie H Fenton MD PhD FACP

    Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

    I would highly recommend Dr. Vidimos and was very pleased with my procedure and care. All staff was phenomenal. However, I scheduled appointment for a full body check and the wait time is three months for that. It wouldn't be an issue waiting but in my circumstances, I have a few medical issues and wanted yo be seen sooner.

    Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

    Dr Vidimos was excellent in all aspects of our examinations and care provided

    Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

    Had to wait so long for an appointment with Dr. Vitamous

    Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

    conflicting information was given by nurse vs dr.

    Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

    Dr, vitamous was probably the most thorough doctor and most respectful at all times. I reallylike and the nurses assisting her. She was reccommented by a doctor to see.

    Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

    Thanks for employing excellent doctors and staff. The end

    Reviewed on May 25, 2021

    Dr.Vidimos was fantastic. we feel so honored to be in her care.

    Reviewed on May 18, 2021

    I feel like the dermatology department it's a bit more difficult to navigate than other departments within the Cleveland clinic. It also seems like there simply aren't enough dermatologists at the area family Health centers to accommodate the number of people, so it takes forever to get into someone. For example, after my procedure with Dr Vidimos, I tried to schedule a six month follow up with a dermatologist in Strongsville, and the scheduler said there was nothing available and I was supposed to call her back in two months. That just didn't seem right.

    Reviewed on May 18, 2021

    I can't say enough good things about Dr Vidimos, her fellow, and her resident! Their bedside manner was some of the best I have ever seen! They were kind, attentive, great communicators who made me feel like I was the only patient they had all day long. Dr Vidimos is truly amazing. Not only was she highly competent and thorough, but she was also so friendly and positive!

    Reviewed on May 18, 2021

    I will highly recommend Dr Vidimos and her staff to everyone I know who has dermatological needs!

    Reviewed on May 13, 2021

    my doctor and nurse had excellent bedside manor. highly recommend both of theme to anyone as well as the Clinic to provide them recognition

    Reviewed on May 12, 2021

    Dr. Vidimos is the ABSOLUTE BEST DERMATOLOGIST !!!! So sweet ,caring ,patient ,AWESOME

    Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

    Dr. vidomis is one, super, doctor. So glad she and her associates cared for me.

    Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

    Very satisfied with all aspects of the operation and the doctor and her staff

    Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

    dr vidimos and Shelly..Michelle area team. both are compassionate and take all my fear away. Dr Vidimos is an extremely Skilled Surgeon and has EXCELLENT bedside manner!!!

    Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

    Dr Vidimos is the very BEST DOCTOR EVER! In all ways possible!!!

    Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

    When you attend a virtual meeting it is a little difficult as I am afraid I may have not asked enough questions or made myself clear due to the medical issues being discussed. This is just from a patient view as it was a good meeting and good to "see" Dr. Vidimos! Thank you.

    Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

    I love Dr. Vitimos - very caring, kind & funny!

    Reviewed on Apr 12, 2021

    Dr. Vidimos is very caring and thorough with her procedures and explanations of everything concerning my finger issue.

    Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

    very good experience dr.vidmos is the best! !

    Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

    staff and doctor were amazing! so caring and attentive.

    Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

    Dr Vidimos and her entire staff was excellent and very caring for my comfort while I was there and at home even checked on me at home with a phone call

    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 Dec 2, 2020

    she is one of the best doctors at the Clinic

    Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

    I would absolutely recommend Dr. Vidimos. She is very caring and thourough.

    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.

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