About Us

Founder and Editor-in-Chief:

Ves Dimov, M.D.

Dr. Dimov is an Allergist/Immunologist and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. He is double board-certified in Allergy/Immunology (ABAI, a conjoint board of Medicine and Pediatrics) and Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Dimov is the Editor of the World Allergy Organization (WAO) Small Airways Working Group site and a Member of the WAO Web Editorial Board. He is a former Member of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Advisory Board for Students and Residents.

Dr. Dimov is the author of more than 130 articles and abstracts. He is the founder of ClinicalCases.org, an online case-based curriculum of clinical medicine which has had more than 6 million page views since 2005. ClinicalCases.org is hyperlinked in the web sites of 35 medical schools in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and Asia, and is integrated within the web sites of Cleveland Clinic. The project was featured and referenced in 14 peer-reviewed medical journals and other scientific publications including, British Medical Journal (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 The Los Angeles Times and Reuters, and presented at multiple national and international scientific meetings.

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A related project is AllergyCases.org, the most popular case-based curriculum of Allergy and Immunology, ranked number one among 8.9 million pages. The website is endorsed by both the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). AllergyCases.org is supported by faculty members and fellows at University of Chicago, Cleveland Clinic, Creighton University and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (Shreveport). The educational value of the cases is enhanced by succinct clinical notes, innovative mind maps and mnemonics.

Allergy Notes is featured by the Nature Publishing Group portal for high-quality science blogs (Nature Blogs).

Contributors and reviewers

Shahid Randhawa, M.D.
Allergist/Immunologist, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Randhawa is also a Senior Editor of ClinicalCases.org.

Manbir Sandhu, M.D.
Allergist/Immunologist, Vancouver, Canada

Raoul L. Wolf, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Section Chief, Asthma, Allergy and Immunology, University of Chicago

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This Terms of Use Agreement (this “Agreement”) is entered into by and between Vesselin Dimov, M.D. (the “author”) and “you,” the user of this web site (the “site”). Access to, use of and/or browsing of the site is provided subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein. By accessing, using and/or browsing the site, you hereby agree to these terms and conditions.

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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. Case courses and descriptions do not follow real cases. Report a suspected HIPAA violation to allergycases@gmail.com.

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Published: 06/17/2007
Updated: 03/01/2012

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