Center for Quality, Outcomes, and Clinical Research (CQOR)

Part of the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, the mission of the UPMC Center for Quality, Outcomes, and Clinical Research (CQOR) is to improve the health and quality of care of HVI patients by providing physicians and other researchers with the infrastructure to improve health care delivery by conducting innovative clinical research in a world-class academic environment—at the University of Pittsburgh.

CQOR fosters a collaborative environment through:

  • Shared decision making
  • Patient-centered evaluation
  • Evidence-based clinical care

For Physicians

If you are interested in learning more about CQOR and current projects, contact Suresh Mulukutla, MD, CQOR director, at 1-888-984-CQOR (984-2767) or email For information about other HVI research efforts and free CME, visit UPMC Physician Resources.

For Patients

If you are interested in learning more about our cardiovascular research efforts and ongoing clinical trials, complete our online form, or search for a cardiovascular clinical trial. If you are interested in providing financial support for CQOR research efforts, contact Tracey Ryan, 412-647-9806, or email


Medical Arts Building
3710 Fifth Ave.
Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

1-888-984-CQOR (984-2767)


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