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Enrolling Clinical Trials at Shafran Gastroenterology & Research Center

We offer clinical trials for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis, and occasionally for additional gastrointestinal conditions, like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Below is a link to find a listing of our currently enrolling trials.

As always, our services are free of charge along with a diagnostic work-up and comprehensive physical exam at no cost. Compensation may be provided to clinical trial participants for travel reimbursement.

It's easy to see if a clinical trial is right for you with a free 30-minute appointment at our Winter Park, FL office - located in the heart of beautiful downtown Winter Park, a couple of blocks from Park Avenue and the Sun Rail.

Use the form on this page to schedule your FREE appointment. NO health insurance is needed and there is no need for a referral.

Make an Appointment to see if you Qualify for a Trial at our Winter Park / Orlando, FL office

Shafran Gastroenterology & Research Center’s Vision & Mission

We pride ourselves in tailoring a treatment plan for each individual, since these diseases are not one size-fits-all, our vision is to advance safe and effective pharmaceuticals and integrative therapies to improve the quality of healthcare and our patients with the hopes of finding a “Cause & a Cure” for Crohn’s disease.

Our mission is simple… to be the best Clinical Research organization by treating people the way we, ourselves, would want to be treated, by investigating novel therapies designed with our scientific & clinical knowledge & partnering with the pharmaceutical companies that we believe will help promote the health, wellness & possibly the cure for people suffering from these debilitating conditions.


Since our coming to Orlando in 1979, Dr. Ira Shafran has had the privilege of researching and assisting in the development of some of the most widely prescribed medicines in the world, including all the current Biologic therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). We continue to be on the forefront of drug, medical food and nutraceutical development for IBD by providing the necessary clinical research that identifies medications for the FDA to review and, once approved, physicians to prescribe. We have conducted hundreds of clinical trials, improved so many lives, and are proud to have helped in the FDA approval of several new treatments.

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Orlando / Winter Park, FL: [407] 629-8121
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