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
  • Mohs Surgery
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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

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    • 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 12/18/2019, 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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    * 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

    214 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
    Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
    Patient Rating of Doctor 5

    45 Patient Comments

    Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020


    Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos is fabulous! My husband and I always look forward to our annual visit with her.

    Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

    My doctors at Cleveland Clinic are excellent except for my experience with Dr. Eltemamy.

    Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

    We are truly fortunate to have Dr Vidimos take care of us. She is absolutely the best.

    Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

    Dr Videmos is a highly skilled dermatologist/surgeon! I'm very pleased with the outcome of my visit and would highly recommend her!

    Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

    Dr Simons, the resident who did my surgery was so very professional. he went out of his way to inform me of the procedure and answer any questions or concerns had

    Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

    Dr. Vidimis and her resident and assistant were very professional and efficient, considerate of my comfort and ready to answer questions. Thanks to all!

    Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    I had a little difficulty in scheduling surgery due to call center sending my message to the wrong location. Took about a week to get a call from the main campus office of Dr. Vidimos but once I did everything was great.

    Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    I wouldn't go anywhere else except to Dr. Vidimos for MOHS surgery!

    Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos is an excellent physician. I would highly recommend her without hesitation.

    Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

    We came thinking my dad was going to have 2 MOHS, and Dr. Vidimos handled all 4 of my father's lesions. That was tremendously helpful.

    Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

    #3 was fine after I contacted Dr. Vidimos, but I am not sure what average people without contacts at CCF would have done.

    Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

    My doctor is very attentive and personable. I have good peace of mind about my health care concerns.

    Reviewed on May 19, 2020

    I knew in advance that Dr. Vidimos has a five start ranking and I can confirm that this is well-deserved.

    Reviewed on May 15, 2020

    on time my original doctor , short discussion of what to watch out for --it was great

    Reviewed on May 8, 2020

    I would highly recommend any one to Cleveland Clinic Dermatology, Dr. Vidimos and her staff. Extremely Professional, kind and with patient first care in mind.

    Reviewed on May 7, 2020

    I had an excellent visit the Doctors and the nurses were fantastic.

    Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

    Everything went great...Dr and team were very knowledgeable and caring

    Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

    Dr. V. Was caring and clinically excellent

    Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    Very good. Loved my nurse Michelle and assisting dr Mary. Very good with any questions and fun and pleasant.

    Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

    Dr Vidimos is an excellent doctor and surgeon. She is skilled, listens and cares.

    Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

    Dr Allison and her staff were top top notch and I very much am comfortable with them doing a procedure with me

    Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

    Love Dr. Vidimos! She listens and understands concerns. I trust her.

    Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos is one of the most kind and competent physicians I have ever met. She makes me feel relaxed and unafraid. I have recommended her and Cleveland Clinic to numerous friends and family.

    Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

    Dr.Vidimos is most outstanding. I have recommended her to numerous family and friends. She is not only kind and courteous but outstanding in her field. She always makes me feel very comfortable especially when she has that knife in her hand. she is an excellent physician. She is like no other. Thank you

    Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

    The doctor & nurses are awesome they have done several procedures I could not have been happier

    Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

    Dr Vidimus was super!

    Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

    Excellent service, Excellent Doctor!

    Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

    Dr. Vidimos is the BEST! She has taken great care of me for a very long time. Dr. Shui gave me the initial skin check this visit. She didn't seem too look very closely or with very much detail. I felt that since I didn't raise much concern about particular spots, she didn't look very hard. i've learned thru the years that the spots I identify as problematic typically are fine. I rely on the doctor's skin check to stay on top of my health. I will be back later this year for another skin check.

    Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

    Dr Vidimos is the TOP OF THE LINE. No one is better than her.

    Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

    Dr Vidimos is a fantastic Doctor. I have had previous experience with her, and I'm pleased to be her patient again. Sue her nurse gave me excellent care of me and gave me good instructions.

    Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

    Dr Vidimos is "off-the-charts" excellent. Dr Vidimos is "off-the-charts"excellent. Knowledge, skill, personal approach, time-effective.f

    Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos was exceptional. Very caring and thoughtful.

    Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    Dr. V. was very courteous and took time to reassure me.

    Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

    Dr Vidimos called me at home the evening of my surgery to make sure I was doing OK. I really appreciated her personal touch.

    Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

    she is an amazing woman, doctor, surgeon

    Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

    over all very pleased......cancer is gone!!!!! i really liked dr. vidimos and her team they were good at making me feel calm

    Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

    Dr called to in quire that evening

    Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

    She is the Top Doctor. for sure!!

    Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

    Dr. Vidimos is one doctor I know I can trust to take the best care of me. She cares deeply for her patients and wants them to be healthy.

    Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

    Dr Vidimos the best ever

    Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

    Enrollment in a clinical trial requires multiple levels of communication, coordination and clarity directed and supported by a masterful care provider. The care is top rate, with seamless transition from evaluation, assessment to the creation and implementation of a plan of care.

    Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

    Outstanding care is always provided by Dr. Vidimos and her staff.

    Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

    Dr Vidimos is the best!!! She's the reason I keep returning to CCF for care!!!

    Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

    Dr Vidimos was very informative very nice to myself and my wife. She did an amazing job. I would recommend Dr Vidimos to anyone

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