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
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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 School - 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 12/4/2017, 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

    159 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 5
    Listens 5
    Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
    Knows Medical History 4.8
    Time Spent with Patient 4.9
    Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

    15 Patient Comments

    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.

    Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018

    The level of care I received from Dr. Vidimos was suoerb

    Reviewed on Jun 6, 2018

    Dr Vidimos was the most professional and knowledgeable doctor I've experienced with my skin condition

    Reviewed on May 21, 2018

    Dr was amazing!!!

    Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

    I would recommend Dr. Vidimos to anyone! She is good and explains everything to you.

    Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

    Dr. Vidimos and her team and staff were awesome. Put me at ease during my procedure. Very upbeat, friendly atmosphere. Just awesome. I would definitely recommend her to anyone needing care.

    Reviewed on Feb 20, 2018

    The nurse, not the provider, gave excellent information about medications and follow-up.

    Reviewed on Feb 8, 2018

    Dr Vilious phoned me in same evening of procedure to see if i had any problems.First time ever for me. The concern,friendly and professional atmosphere was impressive.

    Reviewed on Feb 1, 2018

    So very easy to talk to during my visits.

    Reviewed on Jan 24, 2018

    was very willing to go over instructions a second time to be sure i understood

    Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018

    Dr Videmos had a great "bedside manner", was very competent, efficient and well-organized; wait time was minimal; very informative; operation itself performed to my utmost satisfaction, with absolutely no problems from sutured wound - looks very healthy. I couldn't be happier with her performance.

    Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018

    Staff was very helpful in setting up follow-up appointment to take out sutures. Cheerfully accommodated my request to have suture-removal appointment in a different location which would be much closer for me, even though it meant more work and time for them. Truly an optimal "Cleveland Clinic Experience"!

    Reviewed on Dec 21, 2017

    made sure to show me multiple times what numbers to call if I need anything. Dr. called me herself the night of my surgery to check on me. this means a lot.

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