Research & Publications †
( † Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)
Velma Paschall, M.D., currently serves joint appointments within Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital’s Section of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Department of Medical Subspecialty Pediatrics, and Division of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. She sees patients at Main Campus, Fairview Medical Center, and Hillcrest Medical Building.
Dr. Paschall is a Diplomate of the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and is board certified in pediatrics. She completed her undergraduate degree in chemistry at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Her post-graduate training includes a three-year pediatric internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in Houston, Texas, followed by a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in allergy and immunology at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital.
In addition to her clinical appointments, Dr. Paschall also is a supervising staff member of fellows in allergy and immunology, as well as provides instruction in allergy and immunology for Cleveland Clinic residents.
She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Medical Association and the Cleveland Allergy Society for which she as served as President.
Dr. Paschall has been recognized for several years in “Best Doctors in America” which is an on-line resource developed by Best Doctors Inc. She also has been voted one of Cleveland’s Top Doctors by Cleveland Magazine.
Due to her expertise, Dr. Paschall has been an invited speaker and panelist and is an established clinical researcher. She has published multiple research articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as having presented at a number of professional association meetings.
Her specialty interests include food allergy, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and eczema.
President, Cleveland Allergy Society, 2001-2003
Allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, eczema, inherited immune deficiency, insect sting allergy, pediatric asthma, pediatric food allergies, urticaria
Awards & Honors
Teacher of Year in Allergy/Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 2011-2012
Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. The Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists
receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, the Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.
As of 3/6/2014, Dr. Paschall has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.
Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias. * Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.