Research and Innovations

The physicians and scientist in the Endocrine & Metabolism Institute are committed to doing research that advances the treatment of diseases and improves the care of patients. These studies include investigations of new treatments for diabetes and other endocrine disorders, newer surgical approaches to parathyroid and thyroid conditions radiofrequency ablation of liver tumors, and surgical and medical management of obesity.

Research projects actively enrolling new subjects are listed below.

The ENDO Trial - A Randomized, Multi-Center, Pivotal Efficacy and Safety Study Comparing the EndoBarrier Gastrointestinal Liner System vs. Sham for Glycemic Improvement in Inadequately Controlled Obese Type 2 Diabetic Subjects on Metformin and/or Sulfonylurea Anti-Diabetes Agents
Study Contact
Andreea Mocanu
216.444.9612

Gastric Plication for the Treatment of Obesity and Related Conditions
Study Contact
Linda Heil
216.444.2262

SomatulineĀ® Depot (lanreotide) Injection for Acromegaly
Study Contact
Andreea Mocanu
216.444.9612

Post Marketing Surveillance Study of Somavert Therapy in Patients with Acromegaly
Study Contact
Andreea Mocanu
216.444.9612

Study to Assess the Safety/Tolerability and Efficacy of 10-Week Treatment of LC1699 in Patients with Cushing's Disease
Study Contact
Andreea Mocanu
216.444.9612

Exenatide Study of Cardiovascular Event Lowering Trial
Study Contact
Robert McCoy
216.445.4029

The Diagnostic Accuracy of the Glucagon Stimulation Test for Evaluation of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency and the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis (Healthy Volunteers Needed)
Study Contact
Robert McCoy
216.445.4029

ACTH Stimulation Test with 25 ug Cortrosyn for Evaluation of Adult Hypothalamic Pituitary Adrenal Axis
Study Contact
Linda Heil
216.444.2262

The Role of Metabolic Syndrome and it's Management on Cognitive Function in Type 2 Diabetes
Study Contact
Linda Heil
216.444.2262

Parathyroid Decrease and Artery Evaluation-Effects of Parathyroidectomy in Reducing Coronary Artery Calcification and Improving Vascular Compliance
Study Contact
Linda Heil
216.444.2262

Parathyroid Surgery Comparison Study-Prospective Randomized Comparison of Bilateral vs. Focal Neck Exploration for Sporadic Hyperparathyroidism
Study Contact
Linda Heil
216.444.2262

For more information please visit http://my.clevelandclinic.org/endocrinology/research/default.aspx