Research Center Profile:
Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio
Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio was founded
by Dr. Steven A. Davis in 1987.
Dr. Davis has been providing quality dermatological care in the
San Antonio area for over 25 years. Dr. Davis, his associates, and
staff are committed to providing exceptional medical, surgical, and
cosmetic skin care for all patients in a professional, courteous,
and caring manner.
Our site has extensive experience conducting Phase II-IV trials
and have also conducted several Phase I studies.
We have participated in product/device trials in the
following therapeutic areas:
- Atopic Dermatitis
- Bacterial Infections (Adult)
- Basal Cell Carcinoma
- Cosmetic treatment of Crow’s Feet and Glabellar Lines
- Hair Removal
- Hidradinitis Suppurative
- Personal care product (Infants)
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Seborrheic Dermatitits
- Tinea Curis
- Tinea Pedis (Prevention)
- Topical Anesthesia
- Actinic Keratosis
- Atopic Dermatitis (Pediatric)
- Bacterial Infections (Pediatrics)
- Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
- Drug Delivery
- Herpes Labialis
- Malignant Melanoma
- Personal care products (Hands)
- Plaque Psoriasis
- Superficial Mycoses
- Severe Hand Dermatitis
- Tinea Pedis
- Tinea Versicolor
Our center has worked with the following sponsor
- 3M Pharmaceuticals
- Alpharma USPD, Inc.
- Altana, Inc.
- Atrix Laboratories, Inc.
- Basilea Pharmaceutica
- Becton Dickinson Transdermal Systems
- Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
- Biomedical Development Corporation
- Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals
- Clay-Park Labs, Inc.
- Connetics Corporation
- DUSA Pharmaceuticals
- Dermik Laboratories
- ESC Medical Systems
- Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
- Glaxo Smith Kline
- Hill Dermaceuticals, Inc.
- Leo Pharma
- Matrix Pharmaceuticals
- Norvartis Consumers Health
- Penederm, Inc.
- Perrigo Pharmaceuticals
- QLT USA, Inc.
- Sani-Fresh International
- Sanofi Aventis
- Scibase International
- Scott Paper Company
- Serono Laboratories
- Shionogi USA, Inc.
- Stiefel Pharmaceuticals
- TAP Holdings, Inc.
- TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Our facility is located in the South Texas Medical Center which
is home to twelve hospitals, The University of Texas Health Science
Center at San Antonio, and numerous specialty physicians and
diagnostic centers. It is conveniently accessed via all major
expressways and public transportation. Lodging and the
international airport are only minutes from the site. With over
6,000 square feet of office space, we offer the following:
- Secured ambient and refrigerated study drug storage
- Secure medical records storage
- Secured CRF archive storage
- Private monitor room with secure telephone lines & computer
ports w/ high speed internet
- Ample, free parking
- -20 degree freezer
- Ample storage for lab kits and shipping materials
- Crash Cart
- Emergency Medications
- Skilled dermatological photographer
- UVB Therapy Unit
- BLU-U System
- Palomar IPL
- Palomar Q Switch Ruby Laser
- ESC Photoderm (IPL)
- Vasculight 1064 Laser
- CO2 Laser
- Erbium Laser
Steven A. Davis, M.D.., the principal
investigator, is a graduate of Yale University and the University
of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Dr. Davis completed
his dermatology residency at the University of California San
Francisco Medical School and was on the academic faculty there for
six years. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in
1977. He has over 20 years of experience doing clinical research
studies. He has published widely in the lay and scientific press
and is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
(Dermatology) at the University of Texas Health Science
Center at San Antonio. In additional to his general dermatology
practice, Dr. Davis is the director of the Dermatology & Laser
Center of San Antonio and the Dermatology Clinical Research Center
of San Antonio.
Susan J. Mahler, M.D. is a graduate of Lafayette College with an A.B. in engineering and attended medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She was board certified by the American Board fo Dermatology in 1993. She worked in the field of engineering from 1977 to 1985. After completing her dermatology residency at UTHSC SA, she began her career as a dermatologist in 1994. She joined Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio and the Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio in 2003.
Arthur W. Richardson, M.D. is a graduate of
Colorado State University and the University of Colorado School of
Medicine in Denver. He served in the US Army for eight years and
did his dermatology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San
Antonio. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in
1961. He has been in private practice in San Antonio since 1962. He
joined the Dermatology Clinical Research Center in June 2000.
Gloria J. Johnson, MPAS, PA-C , served in the
US Air Force for 20 years and received a Bachelor of Science,
Physician Associate, from the University of Oklahoma in 1985. She
is nationally board certified as a Physician Assistant. She did an
Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery PA Residency in 1993. She
received a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from the
University of Nebraska in 2000. She has a very diverse clinical
background which includes experience in family practice, primary
care/urgent care, otolaryngology, neurology, and dermatology.
Joey Dixon-Julian, MPAS, PA-C received a
Bachelor of Science with a major in biology/pre-medicine and a
minor in chemistry from Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg,
Kansas in 1997. She the earned a Bachelor of Science in Physician
Assistant studies from Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas in
1999. In 2004, she earned a Master's in Physician Assistant
Studies with an emphasis in Dermatology from the University of
Nebraska. Prior to joining the dermatology practice in 2003, she
worked for 3 years in a very active obstetrics/gynecology practice.
She is nationally board certified as a Physician Assistant. She is
very active in the community with various charitable organizations
and with several professional groups.
Jennifer M. Conner, MPAS, PA-C received a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2003, a Bachelor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of Nebraska in 2004, and a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006. She served in the US Army National Guard from 1998 – 2010 as a Medical Specialist Corps officer and a Physician Assistant. She began working as a PA in dermatology in 2006 and joined the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio and Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio in 2011. She is nationally board certified as a Physician Assistant.
San Antonio's positive view towards clinical research allows
us to recruit study subjects by direct referrals from Dermatology
and Laser Clinic of San Antonio, physician referrals, and
aggressive media advertisement, as well as successful word-of-mouth
patient recruitment strategies. Ethnic diversity, presence of a
large retirement population, and a rapid rate of family growth make
San Antonio an excellent place in which to do clinical research
studies. In addition to common dermatological disorders, such as
acne and psoriasis, San Antonio has a large population affected by
heat and sunlight related disorders, including skin cancers and
pre-cancerous growths, fungal infections and seasonal dermatitis.
We have a catchment area of more than 1.2 million people. We also
maintain several databases for those subject interested in future
Each year Dermatology and Laser Center of San Antonio™
physicians and staff see approximately 20,000 patients per year.
Our location allows access to South Texas’ broad scope of subjects,
encompassing a multitude of ethnicities, races, and disease
Because we are dedicated exclusively to Dermatology, our staff
has a vast experience in all Dermatology related conditions, giving
us the ability to deliver accurate data in a timely fashion.
Compliance and completion rates for our studies are high.
Enrollment and completion rates typically meet or exceed sponsor
requirements, and we are often asked to enroll more than our
original quota to help the sponsor reach its national goals. Our
coordinators facilitate immediate turn-around times for regulatory
document submissions, revised ICF’s and clinical trial
Our site has worked closely with several central IRB’s including
Quorum Review, Western Institutional Review Board, Coast
Independent Review Board, Independent Review Board and, IntegReview
Ethical Review Board.
Please visit our website for additional information:
If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical
trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from
the research center will then follow up with you.