Introduction

In the news: Dr. Dimov was selected as one of the 2013 Chicago Super Doctors, featuring the top 5% of physicians in Chicago. He authored an Expert Opinion article on Investigational drugs for the treatment of allergic rhinitis in April 2014.

Dr. Dimov is an Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Chicago. He is an internationally known expert who serves in several leadership positions at the World Allergy Organization (WAO) and the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). He is the Editor-in-Chief of WAO TV, and writes a monthly asthma column distributed by WAO to 30,000 members. Dr. Dimov has published more than 140 scientific papers, book chapters and abstracts, including the WAO Anaphylaxis Guidelines. He is the founder of internationally acclaimed websites, such as AllergyGoAway.com and PeriopMedicine.org, which have received more than 10 million page views, and are hyperlinked in the websites of 37 medical schools.

Click here for a current CV and a list of research projects and publications. To learn more, please read the Medscape.com interviews with Dr. Dimov: Popular Case-Based Resource Models Online Medical Training and Clinical Cases Make Blog a Popular Resource.

As an experienced website editor and EMR expert, Dr. Dimov helps healthcare organizations with website development, social media tools (RSS, Twitter, blog, podcast, video), and EMR/EHR. Visitor statistics for ClinicalCases.org alone include 8 million page views, 3 million visitors, 30,000 daily subscribers via RSS, 13,000 Twitter followers.

You can make an appointment at any of the following clinics:

Allergy/Immunology Clinic, Comer 2, 2nd floor, University of Chicago
Phone: (773) 702-6169, Clinic days: Tuesday, Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm

Merrillville Office
Phone: (219) 756-1200, Clinic day: Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm

Palos Heights Office
Phone: (708) 448-8000, Clinic day: Monday, 9 am to 5 pm

Clinical Cases and Images: Case-based Curriculum of Medicine

ClinicalCases.org is the most popular case-based curriculum of clinical medicine (ranked number one among 40 million pages), with more than 7.5 million page views since 2005. The project was featured in 14 high-impact scientific journals and is hyperlinked in the web sites of 37 medical schools. Dr. Dimov is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the project which is supported by physicians at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University (St. Vincent/St. Luke).

ClinicalCases.org was featured and referenced in BMJ (3 times), Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, Student BMJ, Medical Journal of Australia, Clinical Infectious Diseases, BMC Education, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Nursing Education Perspectives, Baylor College of Medicine Web Digest and Medscape (2 times). It was also featured by the Los Angeles Times, USA Today and Reuters, and presented at multiple national and international scientific meetings.


Medical journals, scientific publications and major newspaper that have featured ClinicalCases.org.

The project is hyperlinked in the web sites of 37 medical schools in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and Asia. It has been the number one search result on Google for "clinical cases" for years.

British Medical Journal
Reviews, Netlines, Harry Brown, BMJ 2005;331:1345 (3 December)

"Clinical Cases and Images is a useful resource that brings together various pearls of medical wisdom and aims to bridge the gap between clinical theory and practice (clinicalcases.org).

This well organized site contains a good collection of case histories, with links to imaging, and clinical examination and procedure websites, making this a feature rich site with a strong focus on clinical learning."

Allergy Cases: Case-based Curriculum of Allergy and Immunology

AllergyCases.org is the most popular case-based curriculum of Allergy and Immunology, with more than 1.5 million page views. It is endorsed by the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). It is supported by faculty members and fellows at University of Chicago, Creighton University and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Shreveport). The educational value of the cases is enhanced by succinct clinical notes, innovative mind map diagrams and mnemonics. The case reports do not follow real cases and are modified in compliance with HIPAA to protect patient confidentiality.

The AllergyCases.org project was presented during the 2008 and 2009 Annual Meetings of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).


Dr. Dimov presents AllergyCases.org to the program directors and fellows during the Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI) in Seattle, Washington, November 6-11, 2008.

Web Projects: Perioperative Medicine for University of Miami and Cleveland Clinic

Dr. Dimov is the founder and webmaster of the premier website in the field of perioperative medicine, PeriopMedicine.org, co-sponsored by the University of Miami and Cleveland Clinic.

The website was created in conjunction with the Society for Perioperative Assessment and Quality Improvement (SPAQI) and is in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Consultative Medicine Essentials Course for Hospitalists.

Dr. Dimov's consulting work includes advisory roles for such renowned institutions such as The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) and The Lancet.

As an experienced website editor and EMR expert, Dr. Dimov helps health institutions and medical practices with website development, social media tools (RSS, Twitter, blog, podcast, video), and EMR/EHR. Visitor statistics for ClinicalCases.org alone include more than 7 million page views, 3 million visitors, 17,000 daily subscribers via RSS, 8,000 Twitter followers, 2,000 Facebook fans.

NEJM Advisory Board for Students and Residents

In 2008, Dr. Dimov was appointed a Member of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Advisory Board for Students and Residents, and served in this position for two years. Founded in 1812, the NEJM is considered the most authoritative medical journal in the world and it carries the highest impact factor (51) among biomedical journals.

Photo on the right: Dr. Jeffrey Drazen, Editor-in-Chief of the NEJM and Dr. Ves Dimov during the NEJM Horizons Conference which focused on pushing the boundaries of traditional medical publishing, Babson Executive Conference Center, Boston, Massachusetts, October 24-26, 2008.

Dr. Dimov summarized his impressions from the conference and recommendations in the three-part series NEJM Horizons Conference to Push Boundaries of Traditional Medical Publishing - Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3.

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Information provided here is for medical education only. It is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice. If you are a patient, please see your doctor for evaluation of your individual case. Under no circumstances will the authors be liable to you for any direct or indirect damages arising in connection with use of this website.

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There are no real life patient data on this website. Please note: we do not write or “blog” about patients. All case descriptions are fictional, similar to the descriptions you can find in a multiple choice questions textbook for board exam preparation. Cases course and description do not follow real cases.

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Updated: 07/20/2012

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