In addition to providing high-quality service and care to international patients and their families, Global Patient Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of physicians. Whether you are looking to refer/transfer a patient to Cleveland Clinic Florida, facilitate a second opinion, seek ongoing medical education, or review our research and clinical trials, Global Patient Services is here to help you.

International Medical Education

In cooperation with the divisions of Education and Operations, Global Patient Services offers a diverse range of educational fellowships, training and observership programs, as well as conferences and symposia on campus and abroad.

International Virtual Second Opinions

For patients who cannot travel to Cleveland or Florida, Global Patient Services will help coordinate virtual second opinions. With Virtual Second Opinions, patients have access to 3,500 Cleveland Clinic specialists in more than 550 subspecialties.  For patients facing a significant medical condition or treatment such as surgery, the program provides virtual access to a Cleveland Clinic physician who will review  their diagnosis and treatment plan. Following a comprehensive evaluation of medical records and labs, patients will receive an educational second opinion from an expert in their medical condition covering diagnosis, treatment options or alternatives as well as recommendations regarding future therapeutic considerations. Patients also have the unique opportunity to speak with the physician expert directly to address questions or concerns.

Patient Referrals and Transfers

Like the concierge at a fine hotel, the trained, expert concierge staff of Global Patient Services is available to assist out-of-state and international patients before, during and after their visit to Cleveland Clinic. We can work with you to help facilitate appointments for your patients. Please call 954.659.5080 to work with one of our Patient Service Coordinators.

Research and Clinical Trials

Since its establishment in 1921, basic science and clinical research efforts have been fundamental to the mission of Cleveland Clinic. Basic research involves experiments and studies that occur in a laboratory setting. Clinical trials rely on the participation of human volunteers in order to answer questions about treatments for diseases and conditions.