Clinical Research

The Perioperative Clinical Research Institute provides a full range of services necessary for successful clinical research. These services include regulatory management, data management, contracts management, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and financial oversight.

Improving healthcare through clinical research and education is our primary goal. Our research includes both industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical projects and focuses on the advancement of medical practice in the fields of perioperative care, chronic pain and medical devices. Our investigators are practicing physicians who use their clinical expertise to develop research protocols that seek to answer clinically-significant questions.

The PCRI oversees more than 155 active clinical trials, with many more studies in development. PCRI is directed by Vice-Chair for Research Edward Sherwood, MD, PhD, and Director of Clinical Trials Research Debra Craven, MMHC, MSN. The team consists of highly trained and broadly experienced research professionals, including six research nurses, two research assistants, one senior clinical trials associate, and one administrative assistant.

Key Clinical Research Studies