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Abrazo Health Clinical & Translational Research Institute is dedicated to enhancing access to health and medical services, and improving the overall patient experience through medical education
and evidence-based care practices.

Welcome to Abrazo Research

Abrazo Health Clinical & Translational Research Institute (CTRI) transforms scientific discoveries into real-world therapies that prevent and treat illnesses and help people achieve health for life. By increasing research awareness and engaging in new studies CTRI continues to pioneer medical advancements.

What is Clinical Research?
Clinical research is a branch of medical science that determines the safety and effectiveness of medications, medical devices, diagnostic products and treatment regimens intended for human use.

What is Translational Research?

Translational research is the interpretation of clinical research findings. Translational research allows for faster and more efficient medical practice implementation, resulting in more meaningful health outcomes.

For Patients
CTRI provides greater patient access to health and medical services, and improves overall patient experience.

For Physicians
CTRI provides a number of services to help physician investigators perform clinical studies, an essential component of bringing research discoveries from the lab bench to the bedside. Services include: experienced clinical research coordinators, management of regulatory documents and IRB submissions, budget and contract management for industry sponsored studies and regulatory and financial management for external investigators (physicians who practice at Abrazo facilities but are not employed by Abrazo).

Abrazo Health Clinical & Translational Research Institute (CTRI)
2632 N. 20th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
602.604.5270 | Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Meet the Team


Meet the CTRI Team

The Abrazo Health Clinical & Translational Research Institute team.
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Current Studies

View current studies at the Abrazo Health Clinical & Translational Research Institute.
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Congratulations to
Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah

Dr. Venkatesh Ramaiah winner of Health Care Leadership Award

WINNER of the 2014 Health Care Leadership Awards, Researcher of the Year.

Dr. Ramaiah, Vascular Surgeon at Arizona Heart Institute, and Director of Peripheral and Endovascular Research, is the principal investigator in numerous research studies and protocols that exhibit innovative health solutions, and is committed to enriching the lives of patients every day.