Infections and Infectious Diseases
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)
Carle Clinic Association is a multi-specialty group practice that has been providing health care services to its communities for nearly 75 years. One of the largest private physician groups in the United States, Carle Clinic Association is comprised of 2,000 healthcare employees and more than 300 physicians practicing in more than 50 medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties. Based in Urbana, Illinois, Carle Clinic serves a region throughout East Central Illinois and western Indiana, spanning over 32 counties and 1.2 million lives.
Of the clinic’s 300 physicians, approximately 60 percent are specialists; the remaining 40 percent are primary care physicians. Carle Clinic providers treat up to 3,000 patients daily and primary care providers manage a patient-base of 167,677 lives. The clinic has an active patient base of over 315,000 patients.
Managed Care: Health Alliance Medical Plans 248,029 lives
In 2005, Health Alliance Medical Plans was rated number one in the United States for “Rating of all Healthcare,” as determined by a national survey developed jointly by the Agency for HealthCare Research and Quality and the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Health Alliance Medical Plans also earned the 2005 rating of 11th in the United States for “Rating of Health Plan” among 252 participating healthcare plans.
The Carle Cancer Center is a nationally recognized cancer center
providing communities throughout East Central Illinois and western
Indiana with the most advanced cancer treatments available. The
Carle Cancer Center has participated in cancer research for over 20
years, and in 1983, was one of the first community cancer
facilities in the United States to be designated as a Community
Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP). Through this designation, the
Carle Cancer Center is linked directly with the National Cancer
Institute's research endeavors.
The Carle Heart Center has been nationally recognized as one of
the “100 Best” cardiology programs. Investigators have been active
in research in cardiac arrhythmias.
Carle providers have served as investigators in areas including primary care and gastroenterology clinical trials managed by a dedicated research staff.
Sponsors: Sponsors that our investigators have
worked with include:
Abbott Vascular Devices King
Advanced Bionics Medtronic
Cardia, Inc. Merck
Cryocor Proctor & Gamble
Eli Lily Pfizer
Glaxo Smith Kline Synovate
Gen-Probe, Inc Teva
Genetech Theracane Guidant TriPath Imaging
In addition to offering medical care at its base location in
Urbana, Illinois, Carle Clinic Association also networks through
ten outpatient facilities located throughout East Central Illinois
communities. Carle Clinic Association also offers the following
Outpatient Surgery Center
CAP Accredited Laboratory
1.5T Open MRI
3.5 T MRI
Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT).
Offices have touch-tone phones
Access to copier and fax machine
Study Document Storage:
Long-term Record Storage
Experienced research staff
Freezer to -70 degrees
Freezer to -20 degrees
Locked and alarmed refrigerator
Locked storage for research supplies/drugs
Large study recruitment population (University of Illinois, Parkland College, and community-based and outlying rural communities)
Electronic medical records.
Web accessible medical records
Twenty-four hour phone access staffed by nurses
Carle Clinic’s Urbana, Illinois facility offers a variety of
outpatient programs and residency programs. Located in Champaign
County, the clinic’s proximity to Interstate I74 provides easy,
convenient access for patients.
Cardiology: Matthew Gibb, MD
Cardiovascular Surgery: Scott Cook, MD
Family Medicine: Timothy Meneely, DO
Hypertension, Diabetes, Preventive Care
Family Practice: David Whitehill, MD
Hypertension, Diabetes, Pain Control
Family Medicine: Allan File, MD
Dermagraft & Apligraft, Wound Vac Therapy,
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy
Gastroenterology: Eugene Greenberg, MD
Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis,
Infectious Disease: Rana Zaman, MD
Drug Efficacy for treating Staphylococcus Aureus, HIV
Internal Medicine: Robert Good, DO
Hypertension, Irritable bowel & diabetes
Infectious Disease: Stephen Dolan, MD
HIV, Vaccines and Wound Healing
Neonatology: William Stratton, MD
Neurology: Kenneth Aronson, MD
Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy,
Neurology: Harold Bremer, MD
Neurology: Robert Cranston, MD
Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis and Mytonic Muscular Dystrophy,
Occupational Medicine: Thomas Sutter, MD
Orthopedic/Hand Surgery: James Sobeski,
Otolaryngology: Michael Novak, MD
Audiologic Implants for hearing loss (adults & children)
Pathology - Pap smear: Gregory Freund, MD
Preparation and System use
Pathology - Cytopathology: Sarah Gaudier, MD
Pap Smear Tissue Samples
Pediatrics: Donald Davison, MD
Pediatrics: Daniel Picchietti, MD
ADHD, Sleep Deprivation and Restless Leg Syndrome
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Sanjiv
Pulmonology: Shalini Manchanda, MD
Urology: Richard Wolf, MD
BPH and LUTS
Vascular Surgery: Timothy Connelly, MD
Endovascular Stents Implantation for AAA
Medical Director – David Graham, MD
David Graham, MD, medical director for clinical research at Carle Clinic Association served as president of the medical staff at Carle Foundation Hospital and head of Carle Clinic’s Cancer Center. Dr. Graham not only dedicates his expertise to Carle Clinic’s proactive involvement in clinical trial endeavors, he also interprets clinical research for the United States Department of Defense.
Dr. Graham earned his MD from Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota and is Board Certified in the American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology. His medical specialties include gastrointestinal tumors, hematological malignancies and prostate cancer.
Administrative Director – Mark F. Berlin, FACMPE
Clinical Operations Manager – Micki Suits, RN
Regulatory – Ron Sagritalo, JD
CCA can use a local IRB affiliated with Carle Foundation
Hospital or a central IRB.
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.