Clinical research in North Texas

Clinical trials are a type of clinical research that investigates the safety and effectiveness of medical interventions, including medications, procedures, and tools, in living people. Every device, diagnostic test, drug, tool, and technique used in healthcare today was once tested on volunteers who participated in clinical studies. Clinical research allows drug and device companies to test the newest, most promising advances in patient care.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, we connect patients to clinical trials through the HCA Healthcare Research Institute — the multispecialty clinical research arm of HCA Healthcare focused on advancing care for every individual. In North Texas, Medical City Healthcare offers patients access to trusted clinical research partners through our network of community-based physicians and other healthcare providers.

Participation in clinical trials is always voluntary. Study participants may leave a study at any time for any reason.

For more information about clinical trials, call (972) 940-8985 or send us an email.

Find a clinical trial 

Across North Texas, at any given time, there are a variety of clinical trials available. We currently offer clinical trials in the following specialties: 

Cardiac and vascular clinical trials    

Cardiac refers to the heart, while vascular refers to the circulation system. Clinical trials offered include: 

  • Cardiac disease
  • Electrophysiology (heart rhythm disorders)
  • Heart structure (eg. valves or devices)
  • Interventional cardiology (non-surgical procedures to repair vessels or heart structure)
  • Vascular 

Clinical trials in this specialty are offered through: 

  • Medical City Dallas
  • Medical City Fort Worth
  • Medical City Heart and Spine Hospital 

Neuroscience clinical trials   

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system — its structure, how it develops and what it does. The nervous system comprises the brain, spinal cord and a complex network of nerves. Clinical trials offered include: 

  • Brain tumors
  • Neuro-imaging
  • Neurovascular
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm 

Clinical trials in this specialty are offered through: 

  • Medical City Fort Worth
  • Medical City Plano 

Infectious disease clinical trials   

Infectious disease specialists work closely with medical experts from many disciplines and study conditions caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and fungi. Clinical trials offered include: 

  • COVID-19
  • Infection prevention 

Clinical trials in this specialty are offered through: 

  • Medical City Fort Worth 

Women’s and children’s clinical trials   

Medical City Healthcare offers comprehensive women’s and children’s services. Clinical trials offered include: 

  • Birth abnormalities of the heart (congenital heart)
  • Neonatology (newborns)
  • Maternal Health
  • Pediatrics 

Clinical trials in this specialty are offered through: 

  • Medical City Dallas 

Solid organ transplant clinical trials   

Solid organ transplants 

Clinical trials in this specialty are offered through: 

  • Medical City Dallas 

Musculoskeletal clinical trials   

The musculoskeletal system consists of muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and cartilage.  Clinical trials offered include: 

  • Spine 

Clinical trials in this specialty are offered through: 

  • Medical City Dallas
  • Medical City Plano
  • Medical City Heart and Spine Hospital