Infections and Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Ridgeview Research is a dedicated research site created in 1993 and conducts all phases of research, including clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies as well as device and lab assay studies. Ridgeview Research has recently established a partnership with Prism Clinical Research, a Twin Cities-based clinical research company, to expand study capabilities and enhance recruitment efforts.
Ridgeview Research has conducted more than 200 studies, randomizing over 3,000 participants. Our areas of service for Phase II through Phase IV studies include:
- Bone/Joint Disease
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Children's Health
- Gastrointestinal Disease
- Infectious Disease
- Metabolic Disease/Diabetes
- Skin Disease
- Urological Disease
- Women's Health
- AGI Therapeutics
- Boehringer Ingelheim
- Bristol Myers Squibb
- Cobalis Corp
- Glenmark Generics Ltd
- Johnson & Johnson
- PRA International
- Procter & Gamble
- Siemens Healthcare
- Warner Chilcott
Ridgeview Research is a division of Ridgeview Medical Center, an independent hospital. The research department is located in Chaska, MN, within a multi-specialty facility offering convenient access to imaging, endoscopy, emergency and urgent care, and collaboration with a variety of health care providers. Ridgeview Research is 40 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport. Our facility includes:
- Private patient examination rooms
- CLIA approved on-site laboratory
- Refrigerated and ambient centrifuges
- -20 and -70 lab freezers
- Two locked medication refrigerators
- Dry ice machine
- Locked and temperature-controlled drug storage area
- State-of-the-art computerized clinical trial management system
- Coordinator workspaces with DSL/broadband internet
- Private monitor rooms with phone and internet access
- Overnight accommodations and capabilities
Kevin Brown, DO
Dr. Brown is Board Certified in Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Brown has been practicing since 2010 and has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 2012.
Nancy Cooley, M.D.
Dr. Cooley is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Cooley has been practicing since 1993 and has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 1997.
Michael Edwards, M.D.
Dr. Edwards is Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Edwards has been practicing since 1996 and has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 2012.
Michael Hopfenspirger, M.D.
Dr. Hopfenspirger is Board Certified in Otolaryngology. Dr. Hopfenspirger has been practicing since 2008 and has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 2009.
Sidney Jones, M.D.
Dr. Jones is Board Certified in Endocrinology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Jones has been practicing since 1994 and has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 2011.
Karen Karn, M.D., CPI
Dr. Karn is a Certified Physician Investigator. Dr. Karn has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 2006.
Timothy Kinney, M.D.
Dr. Kinney is Board Certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Kinney has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 2011.
Michael Lano, M.D.
Dr. Lano is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Lano has been practicing since 1981 and has been an investigator with Ridgeview Research since 1995.
David Larson, M.D.
Dr. Larson is Board Certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Larson has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 2009.
Tracey McGuinn, M.D.
Dr. McGuinn is a Board Certified Pediatrician. Dr. McGuinn has been practicing since 2006 and has been an investigator with Ridgeview Research since 2000.
Dennis Mohling, M.D.
Dr. Mohling is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Mohling has been practicing since 2000 and has been an investigator for Ridgeview Research since 2000.
Jeffry Twidwell, M.D.
Dr. Twidwell is Board Certified in Urology. Dr. Twidwell has been practicing since 1991 and has been an investigator with Ridgeview Research since 2000.
Ravi Vaela, M.D.
Dr. Vaela is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine and Critical Care. Dr. Vaela has been practicing since 1999 and has been an investigator with Ridgeview Research since 2007.
All staff has completed the Human Subject Protection training.
Name and Title
Research Experience-Year Started
Stephanie Svoboda, Pharm D., Director of
Brenda Anderson R.N., CCRC
Cheryl Blaser, CCRC, CMA
Christine Jabs, LPN
Ridgeview Research advertises in the metro area and surrounding communities of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Segmented mailings from Ridgeview Medical Center, Ridgeview Research and associated clinics to an existing database of 7,371 prospective study participants and access to more than 100,000 patients through Ridgeview clinics.
Our site uses central IRBs.
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.