The Allergy/Immunology department offers Voluntary Visiting Research Positions that start on January and July of every year. The duration of the program is 6 months to 1 year. Cleveland Clinic will provide access to research facilities, libraries and electronic medical record system. Currently, there is no monetary stipend available.

The department has a proven track record of completed, presented and published research projects.

Goals & Responsibilities of Researcher

  • Education in clinical research methodology
  • Assist the department with ongoing research projects, studies, manuscripts and/or chapter/textbook writing
  • Participate in research meetings, seminars, journal clubs, symposiums and professional society meetings
  • For key research findings, the research fellow is expected to write a manuscript. The manuscript will be reviewed by the respective staff involved in the research, the department chairman and the academic supervisor, and will be submitted to peer-reviewed journals
Program Information

Program Information

Prerequisite Educational & Credentials

  • Recent medical graduates, residents, physicians and scientist interested in conducting basic science and clinical research in the field of Allergy/Immunology
  • Diploma from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school
  • USMLE scores of 220 or higher on Step 1 and Step 2
  • Eligible for Florida Limited License (the expense is covered by Cleveland Clinic Florida)

Program Description

The duration of voluntary visiting research position will be a minimum of 6 months and might be extended to 1 year. This is a Clinical Research Program. The visiting researcher and supervisor will decide on the projects that will be completed.

During the program at Cleveland Clinic Florida, candidates will demonstrate proficiency in the varied aspects of basic of clinical research including study design, IRB compliance, data collection, data analysis, statistics, oral presentation and manuscript preparation.

The visiting researcher will be responsible for a minimum of one study to be completed for presentation at a local, regional, national or international research or professional society meeting and/or submission for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

This program provides a wide diversity of clinical research possibilities in our field.

The visiting researcher will work under the direction of Ves Dimov, MD, Allergist/Immunologist, Associate Program Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship, Clinical Associate Professor, FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, and may be also be supervised by Frank J. Eidelman, MD, Chairman, Department of Allergy and Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Florida and Arnaldo Perez, MD, Allergist/Immunologist, Cleveland Clinic Florida.


  • Education in clinical research methodology
  • Conduct clinical research projects and co-author publications
  • Participate in the screening process of patient candidates for enrollment in clinical trials
  • Participate in the Allergy/Immunology outpatient clinic and inpatient consults
  • Attend Internal Medicine Board Review lectures, teaching rounds, noon conferences, Grand Rounds and Journal Club
  • Assistance with the internal medicine residency application process, letters of recommendation,
    counseling and interview rehearsal sessions
  • Attend nationwide conferences and presentations of the research work

Program Director

Ves Dimov, MD

Contact Us

Contact Us

Attn: Lorna Lewis
Cleveland Clinic Florida
2950 Cleveland Clinic Blvd.
Weston, FL 33331

Phone: 954.659.6418
Fax: 954.659.5622
Email: lewisl2@ccf.org