MultiCare Health System

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Institute for Research & Innovation


The MultiCare Institute for Research & Innovation has partnered with surgeons in the community including both employed physicians and physicians in independent practice. Our surgery studies have included clinical trials in the following indications:

  • Bowel Resections (Pain Management and Prevention of Infections)
  • Hemorrhoid Surgeries (Pain Management)
  • Hysterectomies (Pain Management, Prevention of Infection and Prevention of post-operative nausea.)
  • Thoracotomies (Prevention of pain)

Our surgical investigators include:

Leaza M. Dierwechter, MD, FACS

Gordon Klatt, MD, FACS

Richard Schroeder, MD, FACOG

Virginia A. Stowell, MD, FACS