Dr. Gregory Delost, Board-Certified Dermatologist, Joins Optima Dermatology

January 2023

Optima Dermatology & Medical Aesthetics Welcomes Dr. Delost’s Expertise in Medical and Surgical Dermatology to Our Mentor, OH Practice

Optima Dermatology is excited to have Gregory Delost, DO, FAAD, join our Mentor, OH practice. Since 2019, Dr. Delost has been providing patients of all ages in the Cleveland region with a range of medical and surgical dermatology services, as well as medical aesthetic treatments including neuromodulators and dermal fillers

Dr. Delost earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Lake Erie of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015 and completed his internship and residency training in dermatology at University Hospitals/Case Western University, where he was recognized nationally as Outstanding Dermatology Resident of the Year. 

In his career, Dr. Delost has continued receiving recognition for his exceptional performance. He was named a Best Doctor by Cleveland Magazine in 2022, has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed dermatology articles, and is an industry consultant for a pharmaceutical company responsible for developing psoriasis treatments. Dr. Delost also continues to work as a clinical professor at his former medical school. 

Dedicated to a High Quality of Care 

Dr. Delost not only delivers compassionate and expert patient care, but he is also committed to giving back to the community through his work. 

Dr. Delost has volunteered his medical services to nonprofit organizations, and co-founded Run for Caitlin in 2014, a 5K run dedicated to the memory of a local girl. During his free time, he enjoys supporting the Cleveland pro sports teams and participating in events with his therapy dogs.

We recently had the opportunity to learn more about Dr. Gregory Delost, his approach, and the path that led him to pursue becoming a board-certified dermatologist.

Where did you go to college?

When I was in high school in Youngstown, OH, I knew I wanted to be the first physician in my family. I had the great opportunity to get into a dual acceptance program at Gannon University and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Other than all of the snow, it was a great educational experience.

What made you decide to pursue a career in dermatology?

When I was in high school I had really bad skin and acne; I tried and failed just about everything. When I was treated with Accutane, it was life-changing for me and probably the reason I am working as a dermatologist today. I went from always staring at the ground to making eye contact with others. Now I want to help my patients gain confidence through healthy, beautiful skin.

What is your number one tip when it comes to taking care of your skin?

I’ll give you my top three tips that have the most science to back them up:

  • Don’t smoke!
  • Avoid as many sunburns as possible
  • Nightly retinol/Vitamin A cream

If there is one thing you want your patients to know about you, what would it be?

There is a huge psychosocial burden of skin diseases. Some of the diseases we deal with may not be life-threatening, but they severely affect quality of life. My goal is to make patients happier, more productive members of society.

What is your favorite aspect of being a dermatologist?

Every day is totally different. In one day, I see the whole continuum of life ranging from babies to patients more than 100 years old. I see a combination of medical dermatology – treating acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, autoimmune blistering conditions, hair loss, rashes, and other complex skin disorders; surgical dermatology – treating skin cancer, cysts, and other skin growths; and aesthetics – helping patients to simply love their skin more through neuromodulators, fillers, and other cosmetic procedures. I truly never get bored and I learn something new every day.

What is your approach to treating your patients?

The original translation of the word “physician” is “teacher,” so first and foremost I want to be a teacher to my patients and share insight and knowledge about different skin conditions. Gone are the days when doctors talked to their patients in a more paternalistic way, as now medicine is more of a collaboration between physician and patient. Nowadays, patients are more educated than ever, so it’s my job to navigate them through all the information and misinformation. Most importantly, it is my mission to treat my patients as if they are my own loved ones.

What do you like to do when you are not in the office treating patients?

I love to spend time with my wife, Rachel, and our dogs, Hugo and Fitzpatrick. We love to work out, golf, cook/bake, and support our Cleveland teams. Additionally, I am a huge watch nerd.

What to Expect From Dermatological Care From Dr. Delost and His Team

If you’re seeking medical, surgical, or aesthetic dermatological care, Dr. Delost and his team at Optima Dermatology offer a wide range of services and have advanced training and experience to ensure the highest quality of care. 

View a complete list of our dermatology services, and give us a call at 440-530-9580 to schedule an appointment today! Dr. Delost is accepting new patients at our Mentor, OH location.