Cardiology Research

Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) participates in approximately 30 clinical trials annually, encompassing interventional cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, heart failure, electrophysiology and general cardiology treatment modalities.

Completing more than 100 trials over the last 15 years, our team is considered a leader in conducting clinical research in the field. Managed by our three on-staff registered nurses with critical care and cardiology backgrounds, we participate in primarily Phase II-Phase IV pharmaceutical and IDE (Investigational Device Exemption) trials. As a result of the trials conducted, the community of northeast Georgia has benefited from carotid stenting, robotic angioplasty, MRI compatible pacemakers and new medications for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. For more information about our current trials, please visit our website or call us directly at 770-219-9010.


Donna Patrick, RN, BSN, CCRC
Cardiology Research Manager

Donna Patrick, RN, BSN, CCRC is the Cardiology Research Manager at Northeast Georgia Medical Center where she has over 15 years’ experience in conducting clinical research.  She currently leads a team of clinical research staff, who together, are dedicated to maintaining operational effectiveness, quality and compliance. She has a total of over 37 years of nursing experience that includes Emergency/ Trauma, Occupational Health Management and Legal Nurse Consulting. She maintains certification in Clinical Research Coordination and is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

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For more information about our current trials, please complete our contact form or call us directly at 770-219-9010.