Curriculum Vitae of Ves Dimov, M.D.

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.

EDUCATION

2008-2010
Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program. Creighton University, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Omaha, Nebraska

2002-2005
Case Western Reserve University (St. Vincent/St. Luke) Internal Medicine Residency Program, Cleveland, Ohio

1990-1996
Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria; M.D., 6-year program.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2010-present
Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Illinois

2008-2010
Allergy and Immunology Fellow. Creighton University, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Omaha, Nebraska

2005-2008
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. Staff Physician, Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic. Director, Web-based Medical Education, Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

2004-2005
Chief Medical Resident (during 3rd year of residency), Case Western Reserve University (St.Vincent/St. Luke) Internal Medicine Residency Program, Cleveland, Ohio.

2002-2005
Resident Physician, Case Western Reserve University (St.Vincent/St. Luke) Internal Medicine Residency Program, Cleveland, Ohio

1999-2002
Physician, Medical University Sofia, Alexandrovska Hospital, Pediatric Pulmonology Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria

1996-1999
Physician, 10th Medical Center, Sofia, Bulgaria

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

2010-present
Diplomate of American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) (a conjoint board of Medicine and Pediatrics); in-training exam score 99-100th percentile nationwide during fellowship

2005-present
Diplomate of American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM); ABIM in-training exam scores 97-98th percentile nationwide during residency

2001-present
ECFMG certified, BLS/ACLS certified

2000-2001
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1, 2, 3; scores 97-91st percentile

2010-present
Physician License, State of Illinois

2010-present
Physician License, State of Indiana

2008-2010
Temporary educational permit (TEP), State of Nebraska

2004-present
Physician License, State of Florida

2004-2009
Physician License, State of Ohio

2002-2005
M.D. Training Certificate, State of Ohio

HONORS/AWARDS

2012-2013
Selected as one of Chicago Super Doctors, featuring the top 5% of physicians in Chicago

2011
World Allergy Organization (WAO) Presidential Recognition Award

2005, 2009, 2010
Selected as one of "America’s Top Physicians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America

2010, 2011
Compassionate Doctor Award by the American Registry

2008-2010
Patients' Choice Award by the American Registry and Vitals.com

2009, 2010
Finalist, Best Medical Weblog for Clinical Cases and Images, Annual Medical Weblog Awards of Medgadget.com

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
Finalist, Best Clinical Sciences Weblog for Clinical Cases and Images, Annual Medical Weblog Awards of Medgadget.com

2010
Finalist, Best Clinical Sciences Weblog for Allergy Notes, Annual Medical Weblog Awards of Medgadget.com

2006, 2007, 2008
Finalist, Best Medical Technologies/Informatics Weblog for Clinical Cases and Images, Annual Medical Weblog Awards of Medgadget.com

2005
First place in the annual research competition at Case Western Reserve University (St. Vincent/St. Luke) Internal Medicine Residency Program

1996
M.D. graduation in the top 3% of the class

1990-1996
Honors in 35 of 39 studied subjects, awarded with full scholarship for academic excellence during each year of medical school

1996
Second place award at the National Medical Student Scientific Session, Medical University Sofia, Bulgaria

1989
Gold Medal Award for best graduating student at high school, honors in all subjects

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE and PUBLICATIONS

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EDITORIAL BOARDS/CONSULTING RELATIONSHIPS

2012-present
Member of Special Committee on Anaphylaxis, Member of Special Committee on Evidence Based Medicine and Methodology, World Allergy Organization (WAO)

2012-2014
Member of Special Committee on Evidence Based Medicine and Methodology, World Allergy Organization (WAO)

2012-2017
Member of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Web Editorial Board, 5-year term.

2010-present
Editor of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Small Airways Working Group site

2011-2015
Member of Junior Group Steering Committee, World Allergy Organization (WAO)

2011-2014
ACAAI Continuing Medical Education Committee

2011
Reviewer, Medicine 2.0 Congress: Social Media and Web 2.0 Applications in Medicine and Health, September 16, 2011 - September 18, 2011, Stanford University, US.

2010-present
Member of AAAAI Task Force on the Future of Allergy, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI)

2010-present
Member of Health informatics, Technology and Education Committee (HiTE), American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI).

2010
Reviewer and member of scientific advisory board of Medicine 2.0: Social Media and Web 2.0 Applications in Medicine and Health, Nov 29-30, 2010, Maastricht, Netherlands.

2010-present
Member of Advisory Board of Webicina.com, University of Debrecen, Hungary

2009-present
Member of Advisory Board, TRIP Database for Evidence Based Medicine, South Wales, UK

2008-2010
Member of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Advisory Board for Students and Residents

2008
Consultant, the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM), NEJM Horizons Conference on the future of medical publishing

2008-2009
Member of Editorial Advisory Board, Hospitalist News, Elsevier Journals

2007-2008
Member of Case Reports Committee, Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), 2008 Annual Meeting of SHM

2007-present
Member of Advisory Board, GIWiki.org, the official wiki of the American Gastroenterological Association

2007-2008
Consultant, the Lancet, UK medical journal, launch of a new version of the website

2007
Director of Web-based Development. Cleveland Clinic 19th Annual Intensive Review of Internal Medicine, June 4-11, 2007, Cleveland, Ohio

2007-present
Member of Editorial Board, AskDrWiki.com, a nonprofit educational website

2006
Member of Clinical Vignettes Committee, Abstract Competition and Poster Session, Perioperative Medicine Summit, Cleveland Clinic

2006-2008
Member of Medical Education Committee, Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

2005-2008
Reviewer, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine

ACTIVITIES

2005-2008
Super-user, Epic Systems electronic medical records (EMR). Designer of outpatient and inpatient electronic templates for EMR for Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

2007-2008
Developer, K-12 curriculum based on ClinicalCases.org, Office of Civic Education Initiatives, Cleveland Clinic

2003-2005
Editor and author of a monthly newsletter at Case Western Reserve University (St.Vincent/St.Luke) Internal Medicine Residency Program

2003
Designer of disease-specific management templates for resident notes, computerized sign-out, smartphone handbook, Case Western Reserve University (St.Vincent/St.Luke) Internal Medicine Residency Program

1998
Author of illustrations, textbook “Physical Examination in Clinical Medicine” by Prof. Hristo Marinov, MD, Alexandrovska Hospital, Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

2008-present
American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI), Member

2008-present
American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI), Member

2002-2010
American College of Physicians (ACP), Member

2006-2008
Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), Member

2002-2008
American Medical Association (AMA), Member

2006-2007
American Society of Nephrology (ASN), Member

REFERENCES

Available upon request

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Technology use for education; sustainable vegetable gardening.

Published: 06/21/2008
Updated: 02/28/2014

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