St. Clair Nephrology Research

St. Clair’s Research Division is a Nephrology focused research team dedicated to advancing the art and science of kidney care. Our focus is on innovative therapies & devices in the following areas:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetic Nephropathy
  • Anemia secondary to Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Hyperparathyrodism
  • Renal & Pancreas Transplant
  • Vascular Access
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease

Our Studies

We conduct an average of 25-30 studies per year. Our research consists of industry sponsored and National Institute of Health (NIH) funded studies, with currently over 600 patients enrolled in these projects.

Our Team

Our team members are dedicated to the advancement of kidney care and take every opportunity to guide our patients through the process of clinical research with a strong educational focus & compassion. We believe that all patients stand on the shoulders of those who came before them, willing to participate in clinical research, so that the field of nephrology could innovate and advance to their and their families benefit. Our team of Nurse Research Coordinators are all Certified Clinical Research Professionals through the Society of Clinical Research Associates. The Primary Investigators, Nurse Research Coordinators and Research Support Staff work closely to ensure accuracy and quality care for all patients.


National Kidney Foundation: Patient Resources

Information on Clinical Studies from the U.S. National Institutes of Health:

Contact the Research Team

Interested in learning more about current studies? Contact our Director of Research Nurses, Paula LaFleur at [email protected] or call 313-432-6265.