Research Center Profile:
Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater is a 100% gastroenterology practice with three locations and seven physicians. Our physicians are board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and have been participating in clinical research since 1995.
Our Investigators are known for their high caliber work, research experience, community reputations, and significant patient databases which ensure timely and easily met enrollment goals and successfully completed clinical trials.
Our clinical trials are conducted in our Chesapeake location which is conveniently located within 20 minutes of Norfolk International Airport.
Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater has been involved with pharmaceutical research since 1995. We have participated in Phase II through Phase IV trials. We have successfully enrolled and completed over 75 trials.
Some indications of clinical trials that we have participated in are:
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Hepatitis C
- Colonoscopy Preparation
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn's Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Functional Diarrhea
- Chronic Constipation
- Iron Deficiency Anemia
- Anal Fissure
- Peptic and Gastric Ulcers
- Camera Pill for colon evaluation
- Colon Cancer Biomarker
Sponsors that we have worked with includes, but not limited to:
GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Tap Pharmaceuticals, Salix, Procter and Gamble, Berlex, Schering Plough, Pfizer, Hoffman LaRoche, Fleet Laboratories, Solvay, Elan Pharmaceuticals , AGI Pharmaceuticals, Alizyme, Hutchison Pharmaceuticals, Epigenomics Laboratories, Otsuka, Inkine, Trine, Centocor, Abbott, Eisai, Luitpold, Tioga Pharmaceuticals, Given Imaging, Janssen, Ferring, Ventrus Bioscience, PLx Pharma, Genentech, Santarus, Alere, Furiex, Sanofi-Aventis, Ironwood, Forest, Applied Proteomics and Prometheus Laboratories.
Some Clinical Research Organizations that we have worked with are:
ICON Clinical Research, Quintiles, PPD, PRA, Clinipace, ExecuPharm, Paragon, Synteract, Parexel, RTI Health Decisions, Research Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., INC Research, Clinical Management, Covance, Advanced Clinical, i3, United Biosource Corporation, Health Decisions and Phamanet.
Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater is a private practice outpatient facility.
We have a full endoscopy unit, where we can perform colonoscopies, esophagogastroduodenoscopies, flexible sigmoidoscopies, M2A endoscopy, pill cam as well as Remicade infusions.
We have a fully staffed research department including a laboratory and lab processing area. We also have a -20 °c freezer, an ECG machine, a double-locked drug storage area that is temperature controlled. We also have a temperature-controlled refrigerated drug storage area as well as a dedicated space for monitors.
Our Principal Investigators are:
Pramod Malik MD, CPI and Walid Makdisi MD
Dr. Malik has been a principal investigator since 2002. In 2008 Dr. Malik received his CPI (Certified Physician Investigator) certification through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP).
Dr. Makdisi has been a principal investigator since 2006.
Our Sub-Investigators are:
David Kreger MD
Alan Gamsey MD
Steven Dandalides MD
Felix Tiongco MD
Brian Sullivan, MD
Shoba Mendu, MD
We have three full time research coordinators currently employed in our office, all certified through the CITI Good Clinical Practice Curriculum and have IATA certification. The 2 senior coordinators are also certified thru the Association Clinical Research Professionals:
Crystal M. Beaber, MAA, CCRC, a research coordinator, has over 8 years of clinical research experience.
Jo-Anne Tiamzon, BS, CCRC, a research coordinator, has over 11 years of clinical research experience.
Jackie E. Biggs, MAA, CRC, a research coordinator, has over 7 years of clinical research experience.
The physicians of Gastroenterology Associates of Tidewater draw referrals from the Hampton Roads/Tidewater area. This population base of greater than 2 million includes Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Hampton and Newport News.
Patients are also referred to our offices from as far away as Northeastern North Carolina, as well as the Outer Banks of North Carolina and the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
Our site takes pride in meeting enrollment expectations and high quality CRF completion with limited queries.
Our site can use a central IRB for outpatient studies.
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