For International Physicians
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, 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 offer a diverse range of educational fellowships, training and observership programs, as well as conferences and symposia on campus and abroad.
International Second Opinions
For patients who cannot travel to Cleveland and prefer not to use the Internet, Global Patient Services will help coordinate second opinions. eCleveland Clinic's MyConsult is the Clinic's online second opinion service that uses the Internet to facilitate access to specialists by providing patients with online second opinions for more than 600 diagnoses.
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 216.444.8184 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.