Research Center Profile:
National Institutes of Health
Dental and Oral Health
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
The NIH Clinical Center is part of the National Institutes of
Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. It is the world's largest
biomedical research hospital and ambulatory care facility.
About 7,000 patients are admitted each year to the Clinical
Center’s 350-bed hospital. Another 68,000 outpatients visit the
13-story ambulatory care facility. The Clinical Center, which
houses more than 1,600 laboratories conducting basic and clinical
research, offers some of most advanced scientific and medical
About the Research:
National Institutes of Health was established by Congress to
study the basic causes of diseases and to improve the prevention,
diagnosis, and treatment of illness.
There are currently more than 1,000
active clinical studies being carried out at
the NIH Clinical Center, including studies in cancer; eye
disorders; heart, lung, and blood disorders; allergy and infectious
diseases; mental illness; arthritis, musculoskeletal, and skin
diseases; and deafness.
How to Become a Patient:
To take part at the Clinical Center, referral by a medical
practitioner is preferable. However, in certain instances,
self-referral may be appropriate. For more information, please
contact the Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office.
How to Refer a Patient:
Patients should make preliminary inquiries by telephone,
electronic mail or database query to determine if the patient's
diagnosis may be of interest to investigators. If the patient's
disease is under active investigation, physicians may be asked to
submit the diagnosis and medical history in writing to the
principal investigator. For more information, please contact the
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office.
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office:
Phone number (toll free) 1-800-411-1222
TTY Phone Number (toll free) 1-866-411-1010
If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical
trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from
the research center will then follow up with you.