Presenting “By the Skin of Your Teeth- Prevention, Diagnosis and Management of Aggressive Skin Cancer”
by Dr. Allison Vidimos
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Please join us at 5:00 p.m. for a LIVE BROADCAST with Dr. Allison Vidimos.
She is the professor of Dermatology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and is the first woman to become Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute at Cleveland Clinic, Ohio.
Allison T. Vidimos RPh, MD, received her B.S. in Pharmacy from Purdue University and her M.D. degree from Indiana University. She completed her dermatology residency and Mohs surgery fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Vidimos was appointed Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Cleveland Clinic in March 2005 and Vice Chairman of the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute in 2009. She was appointed Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University in 2011 and became the program director of the Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology fellowship in 2013.
Dr. Vidimos performs laser and Mohs surgery removal and reconstruction. She states, “I feel like I form a relationship with my patients, mainly because they are awake when I operate on them and I have active discussions with them through-out the day. We call it talk-stesia, so it helps them relax. I feel like I get to know them as a person, and they get to know me as a person.” Regarding Dr. Vidimos’s research, she states, “I am the principal investigator for a new Redcap database at Cleveland Clinic for cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas. We are analyzing clinical data and outcomes on over 3,000 patients to better stratify risk factors for squamous cell carcinomas and improve staging, preoperative evaluation and treatment outcomes for our patients.”
Dr. Vidimos has co-authored 2 textbooks and over 50 articles and has participated in medical mission trips to Honduras for the past 11 years.
The Medical Center extends their appreciation to Healthnetworks Foundation for sponsoring Dr. Vidimos’s lecture.