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Research Center Profile:
Kelsey Research Foundation

Center Information

Kimberly Stanley, CCRC
Supervisor Clinical Trials
Kelsey Research Foundation
5615 Kirby Dr., Suite 660
Houston, TX 77005
713-442-1229 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

In 1956, Drs. Mavis Kelsey, John Kelsey, William Leary and Albert Owers established the Kelsey Research Foundation to support medical research and education in the Houston area. The Foundation's mission is to improve the quality of patient care and health outcomes through research and education. The Kelsey Research Foundation coordinates all clinical trials and outcomes research for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is Houston's largest private multi-specialty group practice with 22 clinics, over 300 physicians, and more than 325,000 patients. Our Clinical Trials Program has developed an excellent reputation for patient safety and high quality data. Experienced Clinical Trials Coordinators are available to assist Kelsey-Seybold Clinic physicians with clinical trials. These experienced coordinators submit regulatory documents in a timely manner, aggressively recruit patients, submit data and answer queries, secure management of the study supplies and medications, and work closely with physicians and patients to ensure protocol compliance and safety.

Clinical Research Experience

The Investigators have experience with Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Anemia
  • Asthma (adult and Pedi)
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon Cancer
  • Lung Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • CHF
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • DVT
  • Epilepsy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Eye (Optometry and Ophthalmology)
  • GERD
  • H. pylori
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • IPF
  • Microalbuminuria
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • NASH- Fatty Liver
  • Obesity
  • OB/GYN
  • Orthopedic Surgery/ DVT Prevention
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pneumonia and other respiratory conditions
  • Prostate
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Vaccinations

Departments at Kelsey-Seybold Clinic:

  • Allergy/Immunology
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Practice
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Hematology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Obstetrics
  • Oncology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedics/ Sports Medicine
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary
  • Radiology
  • Rheumatology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

The Kelsey Research Foundation and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic Investigators collaborate with the following pharmaceutical sponsors and CRO's:

  • Amgen
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Athena Neuroscience
  • Aventis
  • Bayer
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Chiltern
  • Covance
  • Genentech
  • Gilead
  • Glaxo SmithKline
  • ICON
  • I3 Research
  • Ingenix
  • Integrium
  • Intermune
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Kendle
  • Lilly
  • MedImmune
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Parexal
  • Parke Davis
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia
  • PPD Development
  • PRA International
  • Quintiles
  • Roche
  • Sandoz
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Sanofi-Synthelabo Organon
  • Schering Plough
  • Searle
  • Serono
  • Stryker Orthopedics
  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals
  • United Biosource Corporation

Facility Description

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is an outpatient facility. Our Main Campus clinic has a radiology department, a local laboratory, infusion services, breast diagnostic clinic, and an ambulatory surgery center for outpatient surgery. The Radiology Department has computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), film-less x-ray technology, nuclear medicine, and ultrasoundography.

The bus lines stop in front of the Main Campus Clinic.

Investigator Experience

Haroonur Rashid, M.D.
Interests: Hyper - and Dyslipidemia, Hypertension, Coronary Artery Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, Metabolic Syndrome.

Ali Mortazavi, MD
Experience: CAD, Peripheral Arterial Thromboembolic Occlusions, Angina

Physicians are interested in Athrosclerosis, Lipids, Hypertension, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease, and any other Cardiovascular diseases.

Tri Lee, M.D.
Experience: Diabetes, Diabetes prevention
Interests: Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Lipid Disorders and Coronary Artery problem preventions.

Shahid Muhammad, M.D.
Experience: Diabetes type I and II

Family Practice
Alfreda Bell, M.D.
Experience: Microalbumin/Diabetes

Ashok Tripathy, M.D., FAAFP
Experience: Clinical trials with antibiotics
Interests: Diabetes, Hypertension, Asthma, Dyslipidemias, Osteoporosis, Preventive Medicine, Abnormal Pap Smears/Colposcopy

Other Physician Interests: Obesity, Women's Health, Menopause, Cardiovascular Diseases, Diabetes, Hypertension, GERD, Hyperlipidemia, and Minority Health issues.

Greg W. Galler, MD
Interests: Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, GERD, NASH

Francisco Garcia-Torres, M.D.
Interests: GERD, IBS, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Barrett's Esophagus

Internal Medicine
Victor Simms, M.D.
Experience: Diabetes, Atrial Fib

Olethia Chisolm, M.D.
Experience: Diabetes, Hypertension, Microalbuminuria

Other Physician Interests: Osteoporosis, Hormone replacement therapy, Hyperlipidemia, Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Preventative Medicine

Irene Sobolevsky, M.D.
Experience: Diabetes
Interests: Women's Health

Michael Newmark, M.D.
Experience: Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis
Interests: Migraine Headaches

Lisa Otey M.D.
Experience: PCOS
Interests: Women's Health, Sub-Specialty in Reproductive Endocrinology/Infertility

Physician Interests: Contraception, Hormone Replacement Therapy

Xylina Gregg, M.D.
Experience: Breast Cancer, Colon Cancer, Chemo-induced Anemia

Elihu Root, M.D.
Experience: Breast and Colon Cancer

Guiying HU, M.D.
Experience: Breast and Colon Cancer, Chemo-induced anemia

A. Melinda Rainey, MD
Pediatric Ophthalmologist
Interests: Amblyopia, Myopia, Pediatric Corneal Diseases, Pediatric Ocular Infections, Blepharitis, Pediatric/Adult Strabismus, Learning Disabilities, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Pediatric Glaucoma, Pediatric Cataracts, Congenital Ocular and Systemic Diseases with eye involvement.

Nancy Webb, MD
Experience: Effects of an Epilepsy Medication on Eyes
Interests: Glaucoma, Cataract, Ocular Allergies, and any other eye problems

Physician Interests: Ear or Sinus problems

Glenn Landon, M.D.
Experience: Orthopedic Surgery, DVT Prevention after surgery, Osteomyelitis, post-op pain, skin and skin structure infections, total hip replacement, knee replacement, and others.

Allen Deutsch, M.D.
Experience: Rotator Cuff Repair

David Edelstein, M.D.
Experience: Total knee replacement, total hip replacement, DVT prevention after surgery

Magda Ragab, MD
Experience: Asthma
Interests: Dermatology, Asthma, and Acne

Physician Interests: Immunizations, Obesity, Otitis Media

Hema Salvady, M.D
Experience: Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Physician Interests: Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Hypertension, Sleep and Cardiovascular implications, Preventive Pulmonary Medicine, Pulmonary Sarcoidosis

Mario Lamothe, M.D.
Experience: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Interested in Osteoarthritis and any rheumatological studies

Benjamin Hendin, M.D.
Interests: Including but not limited to Erectile Dysfunction/Impotence, Male Sexual Dysfunction; Premature Ejaculation, Male Infertility/ Male Fertility, BPH (Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy), Kidney Stone Disease, Prostate Cancer

Herbert Watkins, M.D.
Experience: Erectile Dysfunction
Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Diseases, and Incontinence

Staff Expertise

Michael Newmark, M.D.
Medical Director

Anthony Greisinger, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Research and Development

Sandra Johnson, CCRC
Clinical Trials Coordinator
11 years experience with clinical trials research

Oscar Wehmnanen, MS
Manager, Data Management Systems

Stacy Papillion, LVN, CRC
Clinical Trials Coordinator
2 years experience with clinical trials research

Patient Demographics

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic provides care to an ethnically diverse population of approximately 325,000 patients. The ethnic composition of the patient population mirrors that of Houston, Texas: 47% are white, 20% are African American, 27% are Hispanic, and 6% are Asian.

Other Information

Our site uses Central IRBs to approve clinical trials.

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