Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that help investigators develop and evaluate new treatments for disease. Every medical treatment available to you today was first tested through a clinical trial. There are many benefits of volunteering for a clinical trial:

  • Access to promising new approaches. 
  • Treatment that may be more effective than the standard.
  • Close monitoring by a research team.
  • Adding data that may lead to future medical advancements.

Learn more about how clinical trials are conducted.

Clinical Trials at El Camino Hospital

We’re currently conducting clinical trials in many areas of medicine, including:

  • Cancer
  • Pulmonology (lung care)
  • Neurology (brain and nervous system care)
  • Cardiology (heart and vascular care)
  • Orthopedics (bone and joint care)

How to Participate in a Clinical Trial at El Camino Hospital

Volunteering for a clinical trial is a significant gift to medical innovation. To learn more about being a study participant at El Camino Hospital, call Ryan Schroeder, director of Clinical Research at 650-691-4894 or email him at

Contact a Program Coordinator

Do you have additional questions? Speak with a registered nurse who oversees our orthopedic programs:

  • Los Gatos 408-866-3982
  • Mountain View 650-962-4914

Program coordinators do not schedule appointments. To schedule an appointment, please contact your physician directly.