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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."

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.

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

Abstracts and posters about the use of Clinical Cases and Images for medical education in different subspecialties have been presented at multiple scientific meetings including but not limited to the annual sessions of American College of Cardiology, American Society of Nephrology, International Association of Medical Science Educators, Society of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Annual Perioperative Medicine Summit, and Case Western Reserve University Research ShowCase.

Who Are We?

Most of the contributors to the web site are physicians at the University of Chicago, Cleveland Clinic or Case Western Reserve University (St. Vincent/St. Luke) Internal Medicine Residency Program (the blog web site is maintained by Dr. Dimov).


Vesselin 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, abstracts, book chapters, published interviews and letters to the editor. He was interviewed by Nick Genes, the founder of the online Grand Rounds for the Pre-Rounds column of Medscape.com:

Popular Case-Based Resource Models Online Medical Training. 2006;8(2), 2006 Medscape.

Clinical Cases Make Blog a Popular Resource. 2006;8(1), 2006 Medscape.

Contact: clinicalcases@gmail.com

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Collaborators and contributors:

Ajay Kumar, M.D.
Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, 80 Seymour Street, Hartford, CT

Moises Auron, M.D
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic

Anitha Rajamanickam, M.D.
Cardiology Fellow

Ramnath Hebbar, M.D.
Gastronterology Fellow, Yale New Haven Health System

T. Hamieh, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota

Saira Noor, M.D.
Academic Hospitalist, Louisville, KY

Ali Usmani, M.D.
Cardiology Fellow, University of Louisville, KY

Wassim H. Fares, M.D.
Pulmonary Fellow, Medical University of South Carolina

Ashish Aneja, M.D.
Fellow, Department of Cardiology, MetroHealth, Cleveland, Ohio

J. Michael Koch, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Richard E. Christie, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Shahid Randhawa, M.D.
Allergist and Immunologist, Shreveport, Louisiana

K. Uzunova-Dimova, D.D.S.
Chicago, Illinois

Emmanuel Elueze, M.D.
Good Shepherd Graduate Medical Education, UTHSC

Joseph Sopko, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

James Boyle, M.D.
Pulmonologist, Case Western Reserve University (St. Vincent/St. Lukes) Internal Medicine Residency Program

Adnan Tahir, M.D.
Endocrinologist, Chief Medical Officer, American University of Beirut Medical Center

Basel Altaqi, M.D.
Pulmonologist, Case Western Reserve University (St. Vincent/St. Lukes) Internal Medicine Residency Program

Mazen Zouwayhed, M.D.

Navin Kedia, D.O.
Cardiologist, Tucson, Arizona

Badie AlNemr, M.D.
Infectious Diseases Specialist, Cleveland, Ohio

Mohamad Khasawneh, M.D.
Clinical Research Fellow, Hematology and Oncology, Cleveland Clinic

Umesh Tamhane, M.D.
Cardiology Fellow, William Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, MI

Disclaimer and Terms of Use Agreement

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.

All opinions expressed here are those of their authors and not of their employer.

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.

The appearance of external hyperlinks to other websites does not constitute endorsement. We do not verify, endorse, or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained in these sites.

Patient Data

There is 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.

Report a suspected HIPAA violation to: clinicalcases@gmail.com

Purpose of this web site

This web site is intended for medical professionals but can also be accessed by the general public. The information provided here is made available by the authors for educational purposes only and is not intended to provide medical advice. By accessing the web site, the visitors acknowledge that there is no physician-patient relationship between them and the authors. The web site should not be used as a substitute for competent medical advice from a licensed physician.

It is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. If recommendations or claims about nutrition, exercise or any other scope of healthy behavior or about any method or therapy are made, their source (original publication or the author’s personal opinion) is clearly stated. Every post is linked to its source of information. Any kind of information posted on the web site is referenced and properly dated.


This web site does not collect any personal information about its visitors and readers. It does not apply cookies. The use of this web site is logged by visitors statistics software such as Google Analytics or SiteMeter. This enables us to know, for example, the country of origin of a user, and which external site has referred someone to this web site. This information is kept permanently for use in web site administration and research. It is kept secure and confidential and is only used by web site staff.

Disclosure of funding sources

This is a private web site receiving no funds from a third party. Free hosting is provided by the Blogger.com platform owned by Google, Inc.

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Published: 01/10/2005
Updated: 03/01/2012

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