Research - Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA
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Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center - Richmond, VA



About the Program

The Richmond VAMC has a vibrant research and development program including studies in:

  • biomedical research
  • clinical and cooperative studies
  • health services
  • rehabilitation

The research program is clinically oriented, draws from a panel of 37,000 patients and conducts Phase 1-4 inpatient and outpatient studies. The program is supported by an independent investigational pharmacy and an IRB that meets weekly. Seventy investigators conduct over 270 research studies. Clinical research focus areas include hepatitis C, diabetes and lipid disorders, while basic research focus areas include molecular oncology, taste, regulation of bile acids and biliary cholesterol, and the hormonal function of fat cells. The Medical Center also participates in the DoD/VA Brain Injury research program and is one of four VA Polytrauma Centers. The Richmond research program has been awarded full accreditation by the Association for Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) and by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC).

Services Offered

Our current research studies enhance the medical center's ability to provide state-of-the-art medical techniques and treatments to veterans. Current research studies include:

  • cholesterol and lipid disorders
  • chronic pain
  • COPD
  • diabetes
  • dialysis
  • DVT
  • electrophysiology/arrythmias
  • erectile dysfunction
  • heart failure
  • hepatitis
  • hypertension
  • infectious disease
  • inflammatory bowel disease/Crohn’s
  • interventional cardiology
  • oncology
  • osteoporosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • poly-trauma/traumatic brain injury
  • spinal cord injury

For more information, contact:

Dr. William Maragos
Associate Chief of Staff for Research

Contact Info


  • Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center

Contact Number(s)

  • 804-675-5151

Hours of Operation

  • Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:30pm