Score Physician Alliance is comprised of a network of
private-practice physicians and healthcare providers from various medical specialties with a special focus on providing clinical research trial activities.
Score's Medical Director, Jeffrey A. Hirschfield, MD CPI, has a
wealth of experience providing complete oversight in the ethical
conduct of research involving human participants, patient privacy
and confidentiality, informed consent practices, data and safety
monitoring, and continuous regulatory reviews.
Score has delegated standard operating procedures for our sites
and research personnel to ensure the highest standards of quality
in the conduct of our clinical trials.
Number of Studies Conducted: 200
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 200
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 25,000
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 3 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 30
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 90%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 99%
Staff CertificationsNumber of Certified PIs: 1
Clinical Research Experience
- Allergy - allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis
- Dental - Consumer based healthcare testing
- Dermatology - acne, atopic derm, rosacea, tinea corporis/pedis pedis, psoriasis, consumer healthcare product testing
- Gastroenterology - GERD, gastritis, IBS, colitis
- Gynecology - multi-specialty
- Hematology - anemia, hypercholesterolemia
- Infectious Diseases- multi-specialty
- Neurology - Migraine
- Gynecology - HRT, Osteoporosis, Hot Flashes, Endometriosis, Fibroids, Dysmenorrhea, Oral Contraceptives
- Ophthalmology - corneal diseases, dry eye, conjunctivitis, glaucoma
- Pediatrics - multi-specialty, consumer healthcare product testing
- Podiatry - tinea pedis, onychomycosis, wound healing
- Psychiatry - attention deficit disorder, anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive, panic
- Respiratory - COPD, bronchial asthma, otitis media
- Vaccines - infants, children, and adults
Abbott, Alcon, Allergan, Arbor, Astra-Zeneca, Bausch & Lomb, Bristol Myers Squibb, Galderma, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen-McNeil, Johnson & Johnson, Kimberly-Clark, Mead Johnson Nutrition, Medimmune, Merck, Novartis, Oxford BioMedica, Pearl, Pfizer, Pharmacia, Procter & Gamble, Schering-Plough, Stiefel, Wyeth
Clinical Research Organizations include:
Accelovance, ClinAssure, Covance, ICON, Ingenix, Kendle, Medsource, PPD, PRA, Pharmanet, Paragon, Parexel, Quintiles, Rho, West, Quintiles, INC
Each physician office provides outpatient medical services in a private practice setting. Each office provides examination rooms, comfortable monitoring rooms with internet and email access, CLIA or COLA-accredited laboratories. Emergency preparedness equipment and standard operating procedures in the event of an emergency situation. All offices have nearby hospitals and emergency room services within a 2-mile radius. Affiliate offices are located in Pinellas County, FL and within a 20-30 minute drive from Tampa International Airport.
Jan S. Bender, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Timothy M. Dunlevy M.D. - Otolaryngology, Board Certified
Gagandeep Mangat, MD- Radiology- Board Certified
Vimal H. Patel, MD- Radiology- Board Certified
Lawrence R. Goldberg M.D. - Ophthalmology, Board Certified
Maria Gregory M.D. - Gynecology, Board Certified
Vivian Herrero, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Derek B. Hess, M.D. - Pediatric Ophthalmology, Board Certified
Jeffrey A. Hirschfield, MD CPI - Pediatrics, Board Certified
Shelley S. Jaquish M.D. - Otolaryngology, Board Certified
Brian Kagan, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Stephen B. Karges, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Monica Kharbanda, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Don B. Knapp, M.D. - Ophthalmology, Board Certified
Mona V. Mangat, MD- Allergy&Immunology, Board Certified
David J. Mendelblatt, M.D. - Ophthalmology, Board Certified
Ernesto Meyer, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Laura Meyer, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Elinor Miranda, MD, Pediatrics, Board Certified
Stephen L. Moss, D.P.M. - Podiatric Medicine, Board Certified
Karen Kelly, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Rosemary O. Odocha, MD- Psychiatry, Board Certified
Jeth Salomon, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Rima Sanka D.O. - Board Certified Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics
Nilamben D. Shah, M.D. - Internal Medicine, Board Certified
Mandel R. Sher, M.D. - Board Certified Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics, Rheumatology
Donna Sperber, MD- Pediatrics, Board Certified
Each office has its own highly qualified research staff. Score’s research affiliates are highly educated in good clinical practices (GCP) and patient confidentiality. All study coordinators are highly trained in patient education, laboratory draws, specimen processing and shipping including up to date IATA certifications.
JEFFREY A. HIRSCHFIELD, MD CPI - President & Medical Director
Dr. Hirschfield is a board-certified specialist pediatrician. He received his BS degree in neurobiological sciences with high honors from the University of Florida and earned his MD degree from the University of South Florida, College of Medicine, then he completed his pediatric residency at All children’s Hospital in Saint Petersburg. Subsequently, he established his private practice and clinical research facility in Saint Petersburg since 1998 where he continues to serve as medical director and principal investigator of clinical trials. He is the founder and president of Score Physician Alliance (SPA) which comprises of clinical research experts conducting clinical trials with broad array of specialties. Score’s doctrine is based on total integration of clinical medicine and clinical investigation as well as providing consulting services to the clinical trials industry. He also serves as Director of Pediatric Medical Affairs for Optimal Research/Accelovance. Dr. Hirschfield is considered the leading authority in his field of expertise and was awarded the America’s Top Pediatricians by the Consumers’ Research Council of America on an annual basis for his lifelong distinguished contribution to the medical field. As a pediatrician he is affiliated with Johns Hopkins Medicine / All Children’s Hospital, Bayfront Medical Center, and Saint Petersburg General Hospital. He continues to serve his community by providing his leadership as member on the advisory board of the United Healthcare Children Foundation, Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators, Novartis Research and Development Advisory Committee on Vaccines, American Academy of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins Medicine / All Children’s Hospital Education Committee, and the Pinellas County Medical Association. In addition he currently holds a special role as a Consulting Pediatrician and Disability evaluator for the State of Florida. Dr. Hirschfield currently holds multiple appointments as Assistant Clinical Professor at University of South Florida College of Nursing, Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Tampa Nurse Practitioner Program and as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at University of South Florida Department of Pediatrics and Nursing.
JULIE A. HIRSCHFIELD, B.A. - Vice-President, Corporate Development, Clinical Research Coordinator
Julie has been a tremendous patient advocate and research educator for Score trials. She received her B.A. degree in elementary education at the University of South Florida. Her fine interpersonal skills is evident in her daily work. She is focused on the general operations of Score physician-lead network. In addition, she is director for Score's infant nutrition programs. She is trained in the storage of biochemical waste, GCP, OSHA, HIPPAA and certified in IATA and CPR.
KRISTINE COLLINS - Clinical Research Coordinator
Kristine is a fine complement to the Score study staff and our patients. She supports both Dr. Hirschfield’s pediatric practice and is involved in the start up and regulatory activities for our clinical trials. In addition, she keeps our patients’ schedules organized and communicates between personnel and patient requests.
All research sites are able to utilize Central IRB's.
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