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For Referring Physicians

If you think your patient may be eligible for a cardiovascular clinical trial at Cone Health, contact us to learn more or make a referral. We’ll work closely with you to provide coordinated, collaborative care. Call 336-832-3799

Heart & Vascular Clinical Trials & Research

LeBauer-Brodie Center for Cardiovascular Research and Education

At Cone Health, you benefit from a heart and vascular team dedicated to continually advancing your care. By taking part in clinical trials and other clinical research, your Cone Health physicians stay up-to-date on the latest treatments and technology so they can give you the best possible care.

Leaders in Cardiovascular Research

Dr. Bruce Brodie and Dr. Tom Stuckey

The LeBauer Cardiovascular Research Foundation was created in 1991 by Bruce Brodie, MD, Tom Stuckey, MD, and Denise Muncy, RN. For more than 25 years, the Foundation has promoted clinical research in the Piedmont Triad. The foundation was renamed The LeBauer-Brodie Center for Cardiovascular Research and Education in 2016 upon formal integration with the Heart and Vascular Center at Cone Health.

We collaborate with numerous centers in the United States and around the world to bring you promising new ways to prevent, detect, diagnose and treat heart and vascular disease.

Learn more about our history.

Our Mission

To improve the lives of the patients for whom we have the privilege to serve in an environment that promotes excellence in clinical investigation, discovers new treatments, and enhances professional growth and education for our care providers.

Our Focus

As our patient, your well-being is always our top priority. That’s why we focus on clinical trials that have high potential for advancing treatment of heart and vascular disease, especially in the areas of:

  • Heart attack care
  • Heart failure care
  • Heart rhythm disorders care
  • Heart surgery
  • Management of cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) care

Our Leadership

  • Bruce R. Brodie, MD, FSCAI, Co-Founder and Medical Director Emeritus
  • Thomas D. Stuckey, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Co-Founder and Medical Director
  • David Hobbs, RRT, BS, MHA, Department Director
  • Jennifer Knapp, BA, RN, Manager
  • Kimberly Lutterloh, BSN, Lead Coordinator

Our Investigators

View a complete list of our heart and vascular investigators.

Find a Cardiovascular Clinical Trial

Your doctor may suggest you consider a clinical trial, or you may discover one through your own research. Before joining a cardiovascular clinical trial at Cone Health, you’ll meet with our research coordinator to determine whether the trial is a good fit for you. All of our trials have been approved by the Cone Health Institutional Review Board.

Learn more about how clinical trials work or explore clinical trials currently open at Cone Health.