Southwest Gastroenterology

Director, Clinical Research, Kamran Ayub, MD, MRCP

Use tabs on left to see a list of research studies.  If you wish to participate in one of our studies, please call our Oak Lawn Office at 708-499-5678 ext 184 to speak to a Clinical Research Coordinator or Dr. Ayub’s Assistant, Michelle A.

The purpose of clinical research is to determine how new medications and treatments work on people. By conducting clinical trials or studies, doctors help discover new and different ways to detect, diagnose, control, treat, and even prevent illnesses. Before a new medication or treatment is approved for use by the public, it is necessary to test it in great detail according to the strict rules and regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

During a clinical trial you will work with a research team in our office. Members of the team include doctors, nurses, research coordinators, and other health care professionals. You will first be called in for an office visit to see if you qualify for the study. If you qualify, all the medical visits you make relating to the study will be free of cost to you. These visits may include: physical exams, doctor visits, study medications, laboratory tests, etc. The amount of visits required will vary depending on the specific trial.