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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
  • 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

    68 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 4.9

    57 Patient Comments

    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

    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 17, 2023

    Excellent caring physician.

    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.

    Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

    Dr. Vidimos and any of the Fellows who work with her are very competent and caring.

    Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

    Wonderful doctor and staff!

    Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

    Dr Vidimos is very welcoming and friendly. She answers all questions and gives her recommendations on how to proceed. Most importantly Her surgical skills are very light handed and I left completely satisfied. I would highly recommend Dr. Vidimos

    Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

    Doctor and nurses were excellent. Takes too much time to schedule ANY appointment at the clinic

    Reviewed on Oct 19, 2022

    Love Dr. V

    Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

    Dr Vidimos is excellent. Technically outstanding with a great bedside manner

    Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

    Dr. Vidimos is the best provider; she has a very calm way about her and let's you know exactly what is going on each step of the procedure; she was training a resident as well and was very patient and kind with her as well.

    Reviewed on Sep 12, 2022

    I would highly recommend Dr. Vidimos!!! First, her bedside manner/is something I wish all drs had, she's caring, she exactly explains what she is doing & performing on the surgical area to reassure that I (her patient) knows everything she is doing to keep me calm, receiving phone call to check up on me later in the evening & I felt I was in very good hands!! Just love her and her staff

    Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

    Dr. Vinimin has performed surgery for me over the years. She & her staff are extremely competent & make you feel @ ease during the procedure. I would highly recommend her,

    Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

    I had an outstanding experience, Dr. Vidimos and her staff were professional, friendly and most importantly very understanding.

    Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

    Dr. Vidimos is the best doctor I have ever had. The Cleveland Clinic provides world class health care!

    Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

    Great experience as usual. *Dr. Allison Vidimos is a superior representative for Cleve. Clinic.

    Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

    Dr. Vidimous made me feel at ease and did an excellent job.

    Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

    Dr Vitimos and her team are second to none. Not only is Dr Vitimos extremely talented and knowledgeable but there could not be nicer more customer service outstanding medical professional in this city!

    Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

    *Dr. Vidimos is extremely courteous to both me and assistants - I noted that she always said "please" & "thank you" to staff when asking for something e.g. a BandAid, _____, etc. Also - she is an excellent surgeon & doctor.

    Reviewed on Aug 18, 2022

    Dr Vidimus involves me in all the details of the surgery that she will perform. She answers all questions(I ask a lot). She is very sensitive to pain(pinch/ouch). She is a professional with a lot of compassion. She has a great sense of humor

    Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

    This was a second opinion appointment because my first one was horrific. I love Dr Vidimos!

    Reviewed on Aug 16, 2022

    Dr Vidimos extremely professional yet friendly and compassionate. Could not have asked for better care. And I've been in almost every medical school in the US in my former career

    Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

    I was a patient of Dr. Vidimos years ago. Was VERY grateful to have been able to see her again. She is OUTSTANDING.

    Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

    The doctor was great. Was not her fault for the delay. She was doing her job.

    Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

    Dr. Vidmos is the BEST

    Reviewed on Jul 13, 2022

    I made my appointment with Dr. Vidimos for MOES surgery based on favorable past experiences. I strongly recommend that the Staff physician (Dr. Vidimos) ask the patient if it is ok to let an associate doctor perform the surgery under her supervision.

    Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022


    Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

    I was very happy with the whole team. The doctors were vey caring and didn't treat me like a number. Their skills are excellent and my pain was minimal

    Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

    Dr Vidimos is AWESOME and the ABSOLUTE BEST

    Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

    Dr Vidimos was the most caring Dr I ever experienced. She and her team are very professional. You should be proud that they are part of the Clinic.

    Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

    Dr. Vidomis and the other dermatologist who sewed me up were excellent. I have only good things to say about my experience.

    Reviewed on Jun 6, 2022

    I am glad that my dermatology issues will be taken care of by Cleveland Clinic doctors

    Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

    Dr Vidimos is a fabulous surgeon!

    Reviewed on May 16, 2022

    Dr. Vidimos and her staff are outstanding. Very professional and knowledgeable.

    Reviewed on May 9, 2022

    Dr Vidimos always goes out of her way in listening to my concerns as well as explaining procedure and outcomes. Great bedside manner

    Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

    Dr. Allison Vidimos is an excellent dermatologist. She is kind and skillful. My skin lesion was excised completely without pain or bleeding. She is exceptional and I am grateful for her care.

    Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

    Great doctor very kind and very good!!The other comments and rstings refer to ease getting a getting an appointment with a dermatologist. Very hard!!!

    Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

    Dr. Vidimos is the best!

    Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

    Dr Vidimos listened to my concerns, let me know about what was to happen during my procedure, and was gentle and caring. She is friendly and highly skilled and professional.

    Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

    Love Doc V with all my heart. The best at the whole Cleve Clinic. Her heart is as good as her desire to save my life

    Reviewed on Mar 17, 2022

    Dr. Vidimos and her staff were amazing. My surgery went well and I was given all the post-op directions in prep for my reconstruction surgery the following day. I can not say enough good about Dr. Vidimos.

    Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

    Great doctor and staff. Very pleased.

    Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

    Dr. Vidimos and the other staff were very courteous and professional. She explained everything in a way I could understand.

    Reviewed on Mar 10, 2022

    Dr Vidimos is excellent. I have had multiple mohs procedures with her. Courteous, professional, does a great job. She goes above and beyond as she calls to check in the night of procedure.

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