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Advanced Clinical Research

Bringing You Life-Saving Breakthroughs

An influential business leader once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Getting care at AdventHealth Tampa, formerly Florida Hospital Tampa, means getting access to the latest  research studies, procedures, and technologies including access to medical, surgical and device-related clinical trials that aren’t widely available.

Advancing patient care through cutting-edge, patient-focused research: That’s our mission at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute where we oversee dozens of research studies every year across many clinical disciplines.  Finding tomorrow’s breakthrough medical treatments and advancements starts with today’s research.

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Clinical Trials

At the Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute, we focus on research that enables us to introduce lifesaving breakthroughs long before they are available in most other hospitals. We continue to reach new levels by exploring and promoting leading-edge therapy options, furthering scientific knowledge in the prevention, treatment, and management of cardiovascular disease. The Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute is involved in numerous clinical trials in diverse areas such as stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, cardiovascular care, cancer and digestive health.

Click here to see a list of our active clinical trials.

To see if you qualify for one of our active research studies, call  Call 813-615-7527 .

Institutional Review Board

Our highest priority is to care for your health and safety. That's why all clinical research conducted at AdventHealth Tampa is overseen by our Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is a federally approved IRB composed of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, scientists, ethicists and local community members.

Our IRB ensures the integrity of clinical trials, including an ethical approach and safety precautions to protect the welfare of patients volunteering to participate on research trials.  Research at the Institute is conducted under standards of Good Clinical Practice provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.

Click here to learn more about the AdventHealth West Florida Division Institutional Review Board.

Participating in Medical Research

If you decide to take part in a research study, you do so as a volunteer. If you choose to participate, you have many important rights, which will be explained to you before you begin the study. There are many reasons to participate in a research study, including:

  • To help find a better treatment for your diagnosed condition.
  • To help find a cure for other people who are sick.
  • To help find ways to provide better care.
  • To help scientists better understand how the human body and  mind works.

It is important to note that our clinical studies only include treatments that meet or exceed today’s standard of care for the treatment of disease, but no one can completely predict the outcome of a research study or how it might affect you. The study may not help you personally, but your participation might result in information that will help others in the future.

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Whether or not you decide to participate in a clinical trial, the first place to start is finding the best partner in your health care.