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About Us

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Overview

Founded in 1908 by pioneering Seventh-day Adventists who believed in whole-person health — healing the body, mind and spirit — AdventHealth has grown into one of the largest nonprofit hospitals in the country, caring for more than two million patient visits per year. AdventHealth operates nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care centers in nine states, making it one of the largest faith-based health care systems in the United States. 

In Florida, AdventHealth ranges from the Tampa Bay area in the west to the Daytona Beach area in the east. It includes 30 hospitals, more than 30 CentraCare urgent-care centers; dozens of sport-rehab and imaging centers; and hundreds of physicians, ranging from primary care to a full spectrum of specialties.

AdventHealth Orlando, the Central Florida Division’s flagship campus, serves both as a community hospital and as a major tertiary referral hospital for the region, much of the Southeast, the Caribbean and Latin America. 

AdventHealth Orlando is a designated statutory teaching hospital and trains physicians from around the world on the newest technology and procedures. The system provides a wide range of health services, including many nationally and internationally recognized programs in cardiology, cancer, women’s medicine, neurosciences, diabetes, orthopedics, pediatrics, transplant and advanced surgical programs.

The AdventHealth Research Institute Orlando has more than 250 investigators and more than 500 clinical trials in progress at any given time and is home to over a dozen research areas and the Nicholson Center.

Our Leadership

Clinical trials can change lives.

Learn how you can help advance the future of health care and medicine by joining AdventHealth Research Institute in finding the next cure.

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All Clinical Research Areas

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Cancer
High-quality clinical research with a goal to eradicate cancer
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Cardiovascular
Improvement of patient outcomes in areas such as heart disease, cardiac and vascular surgery, and preventive cardiology
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Collaborative Research
Data-driven research and the standardization of the research volunteer process
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Global Robotics Institute
Care through minimally invasive surgery
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Interventional Endoscopy
Latest advanced techniques and procedural services available for the treatment of digestive disorders
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Metabolism & Diabetes
Innovative translational research that leads to discoveries and cures for obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease
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Neuroscience
Research aimed to further understand neurological disorders, such as stroke, brain tumors, and epilepsy
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Orthopedics
Studies that improve the care and outcomes for patients with musculoskeletal disease
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Pediatrics
Research and data analysis that improves clinical performance and care quality for pediatric health care
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Pharmacy
Research in medication and various disease states
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Radiology
High-quality diagnostic imaging technologies for research
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Surgical Advancement
Basic, clinical and translational research with the aim of improving outcomes for all surgical patients
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Transplant Research
Most current treatments in areas like abdominal organ transplants and advanced liver, heart, and lung disease
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Whole-Person Research
Evidence-based care pathways that focus on whole-person care: the mind, body and spirit