Clinical Research Trials

At Asheville Neurology, we recognize the importance of conducting clinical research for our patients and for our community.

We have recently partnered with Elligo in order to expand access to the most current, leading-edge treatment options available through clinical trials.

Clinical trials are the first step in bringing new treatment options to people around the world. Individuals like you, who participate in clinical trials, make it possible to advance medicine. Effective and safe new treatments and cures can only become realities if people take the initiative to participate in a clinical research study. When a trial is complete, researchers better understand how a medication benefits a specific medical condition.

Our neurologists conduct these trials as a way to provide access to the most current treatment options. Thanks to the voluntary participation of many patients, we have successfully conducted more than 100 clinical trials.

Our Site Manager Susan is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. She has directed the Research Operations at ANS, since 2004, and has worked with our doctors since 2000. She has more than 35 years of experience conducting trials, including more than 20 years conducting neurology trials.


We are currently doing clinical trials for patients with the following conditions:

  • MS
  • Essential Tremor
  •  Parkinson’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

To find out more information about these trials or to see if you are eligible, please click here. You can also visit our commonly asked questions page.

To inquire about current study availability at Asheville Neurology Specialists please contact Susan Woodard, CCRC at or 828-210-9311.