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​Clinical Trials

OU Medicine offers many promising research-based treatments as part of our seamless care. The links below will give you information for accessing the clinical trials being conducted in each area of our practice.


For information about our clinical trials, contact Jorge Cure at 405-271-4351.


The Stephenson Cancer Center enrolls thousands of cancer patients in hundreds of open cancer clinical trials. We operate the state’s only Phase I Clinical Trials Program, where first-in-human treatments are administered by an experienced and dedicated staff. We also have one of the highest rates in the nation for ethnically diverse patients enrolled in clinical trials and our cancer specialists participate in more clinical studies than any other practice in the region.

To learn more, please visit the Stephenson Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office website. For more information, call 405-271-1112 or email

Cardiovascular Medicine

OU Physicians cardiology specialists conduct pioneering research in the fields of heart rhythm disorders, heart failure, vascular biology, and coronary disease. For information about clinical trials in the Cardiac Arrhythmia Research Institute, contact Kathy Drennan at 405-271-2299. For information on other clinical studies in cardiovascular medicine, contact Denise Beard at 405-271-9060, Ext. 51310.


For information about our clinical trials, contact Debbi Biggs at 405-271-5839.

Diabetes-Endocrinology, Metabolism and Hypertension

Our research has centered on autoimmune causes of common diseases, the relationship of abnormalities of autonomic hormones and diabetes mellitus on sudden cardiac death, and the genetics of susceptibility to diabetic complications. For information about our clinical studies, call 405-271-3369 .

Family Medicine 

For information about the Family Medicine clinical trials program, visit the Department of Family Medicine Research page or contact Stacy Wigley at 405-271-8167 or LaVonne Glover at 271-2370.


Our gastrointestinal research programs involve studying the etiology and pathology of gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation, diarrhea and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). For information about our clinical trials, contact Helen Prince at 405-271-5428.


For information about our clinical trials, contact Matt Grim at 405-271-8685 or 405-271-8001, Ext. 42179.


OU Physicians geriatricians participate in clinical research activities in three primary categories:

  1. Education: a teaching research program in aging
  2. Healthy Aging: involves disease prevention, health maintenance and restorative approaches with older persons
  3. Biodemography: studies in the biology of aging incorporating population statistics

For information about our clinical trials, contact Dr. Thomas Teasdale, 405-271-8558.

Infectious Diseases

OU Physicians infectious diseases specialists are engaged in scientific research in the broad field of bacterial pathogenesis and host defenses. For information about our clinical studies, contact Linda Hutchinson at or 405-271-8001, ext. 38204.

Nephrology and Hypertension

For information about our clinical studies, contact Dr. Ben Cowley at 405-271-6842.


For information about our clinical trials, contact Blair Apple at 405-271-4658, option 1.


For information about our clinical trials, contact Blair Apple at 405-271-4658, option 1.


For information about clinical trials in maternal-fetal medicinereproductive endocrinology and urogynecology, contact Christy Zornes, 405-271-8787, ext. 48137.

For information about clinical trials in gynecologic oncology, contact Ingrid Block, 405-271-8777.


For information about Dean McGee Eye Institute clinical trials, visit, or call 405-271-6060.

Orthopedic Surgery

For information about orthopedic clinical trials, contact Kathy Carl at 405-271-8001, Ext. 47977.


For information about otorhinolaryngology clinical trials, please call 405-271-7559.


For information about clinical trials in pediatrics, contact Sana Rettig at 405-271-6306, Ext. 42389.

Pulmonology & Critical Care

For information about clinical trials in pulmonology and critical care, call our clinical research coordinator Mikel Beavin, 405-271-6173, option 4.

For information about Cystic Fibrosis trials, please contact Jodie Groff at 405-271-6216.


For information about our clinical trials, contact Ken Wegner at 405-271-5125.

Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy

The clinical trials of OU Physicians Rheumatology are integrated with the Arthritis and Immunology Program at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). Most of the work underway is related to autoimmunity or inflammation. Systemic lupus erythematosus is a particular focus of many of the medical specialists. The Oklahoma Health Sciences Center houses the Lupus Multiplex Registry and Repository, which is a collection of DNA, serum, genotypes and clinical data from a large number of patients. For more information about clinical trials available in rheumatology, call Joy Hutcheson or Charmaine Gouch at 405-271-7805.


OU Physicians Surgery has an active clinical research program designed to facilitate industry-sponsored Phase II, III, and IV pharmaceutical trials. The sections of General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Trauma and Critical Care are actively pursuing new clinical research protocols.

Areas of patient care that have been the focus of recent clinical trials include:

  • Sepsis
  • Postoperative pain
  • Preoperative antibiotics
  • Nosocomial pneumonia
  • Intra-Abdominal Infections
  • Complicated skin infections
  • DVT/Vascular
  • General Surgery studies

For information about surgery clinical trials, contact Dan Brackett at 405-271-2108.