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Endocrinology

Endocrinology - Research

Ronald J. Graf, MD joined MultiCare Health System in December of 2009. He has been conducting research in Pierce County since 1978. Dr. Graf is a highly regarded endocrinologist and researcher and he has an excellent rapport with his patients.

Because of his success as a Principal Investigator, sponsors often request his site for their clinical trials. Two of our MultiCare Internal Medicine Specialists have joined Dr. Graf as co-investigators. Dr. Graf has conducted clinical trials in a wide variety of therapeutic areas including:

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Weight loss
  • Lipid disorders
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Diabetic gastroparesis

Our Endocrinology and General Medicine Investigators include:

Ronald J. Graf, MD, FAACE (Principal Investigator)

Daniel C. Ginsberg, MD, FACP (Co-Investigator)

Bradley J. Schmitz, MD (Co-Investigator)

Kletter, B. Gadi, MD IPrincipal Investigator, Pediatric)

Endocrinology Studies Accepting Participants

Adult - Abbvie SONAR
Study Number: M11-352—A randodmized, multicountry, multicenter, double-blind, parallel, placebo-controlled study of the effects of Atrasentan on renal outcomes in subjects with Type 2 diabetes and nephropathy. SONAR: Study of Diabetic Nephropathy with Atrasentan

Study Info

Principal Investigator(s)Ronald Graf, MD

Study Coordinator: Shannon Harris, 253-301-6990
Adult - GSK Albiglutide
Study NumberGLP200977—Albiglutide versus placebo as add-on to intensified Basal Bolus Insulin therapy in subjects with Type 2 diabetes mellitus.

Study Info

Principal Investigator(s):  Ronald Graf, MD

Study Coordinators: Shannon Harris, 253-301-6990