Clinical Trial Resource Center


Clinical Trial Resource Center

Research Center Profile:
ProMedica Health System/The Toledo Hospital

Center Information

Melanie Wheeler, RN, BSN, MBA, CCRC
Manager, ProMedica Research
ProMedica Health System/The Toledo Hospital
2142 North Cove Blvd, Suite HMT 880
Toledo, OH 43606
USA
419-291-8027
419-479-6125 (fax)
research@promedica.org
www.promedica.org
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Endocrinology
Family Medicine
Immunology
Internal Medicine
Nephrology
Neurology
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Pediatrics/Neonatology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Rheumatology
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)

Center Overview

ProMedica works to improve clinical education and offer patients greater access to clinical trials. By increasing clinical research opportunities, we offer innovative new treatment options, and ultimately create a higher quality of health care for the region. The ProMedica Research Office successfully facilitates the conduct of research trials with the utmost integrity and with strict adherence to Good Clinical Practices. Our investigators and coordinators work closely together to ensure patient safety, and the collection of the high quality data. Our facility strives to facilitate the conduct of research trials with the utmost integrity and with strict adherence to Good Clinical Practice. Our investigators and coordinators work closely together to ensure patient safety, and the collection of the high quality data.

Our research program conducts inpatient and outpatient trials. The ProMedica Research Office is located on the campus of The Toledo Hospital and provides support for all clinical trials within the system.

We can provide:

  • Private monitoring area
  • Dedicated Research exam rooms
  • EKGs
  • Full laboratory services, including -70 freezers
  • Off-site overflow storage
  • Pharmacy services
  • Locked and alarmed drug storage refrigerator
  • Radiology services (DXA, CT scans, X-rays)
  • Many other additional testing services available

Clinical Research Experience

ProMedica has been conducting phase II-IV clinical research trials for more than 15 years. Some of our therapeutic specialties include cardiology, critical care, diabetes, family practice/internal medicine, hypertension, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology, oncology, orthopedic/sports medicine, pulmonary, pediatrics and vascular.

We have worked with numerous pharmaceutical companies, including: Amgen, Astra Zeneca, Abbott, , Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, , Eli Lilly, Genentech, Genzyme, Glaxo, Guilford, Hoffman-LaRoche, Lorus, Merck, Merrem, Medimmune, Organon, Orthobiotech, Parke Davis, Pfizer, , Sanofi, Schering Plough, Takeda, The Medicine Company, Wyeth, along with numerous other CROs.

Facility Description

ProMedica , ranked among the Top 5 most integrated health systems in the U.S. for the fifth year, was formed in 1986 and is a Toledo, Ohio-based, not-for-profit health care organization with 15,000 employees, 71 corporations and joint ventures, 2,900 physicians and more than 283 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. The ProMedica system includes 10 hospitals which treat more than 2.4 million patients annually. The Toledo Hospital, a 774-bed hospital serves as the tertiary facility for the other nine hospitals. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.

Investigator Experience

Currently Active Clinical Investigators with Specialties:

PROMEDICA:
     

Adil Karamali, MD

Cardiology

 

Ahed Nahhas, MD

Cardiology

 

Daniel Cassavar, MD

Cardiology

 

Gopinath Upamaka, MD, FACC

Cardiology

 

James Bingle, MD, FACC

Cardiology

 

Kamala Tamirisa, MD

Cardiology

 

Kesari Sarikonda, MD

Cardiology

 

Mark Richards, PhD, MD

Cardiology

 

Nasser Smiley, MD

Cardiology

 

P. Kasi Ramanathan, MD, FACC

Cardiology

 

 

 

 

David Epperson, MD

Critical Care/Anesthesiology

 

 

 

 

Ronald Wainz, MD

Critical Care/Pulmonary

 

Jamey Ruiz, MD

Critical Care/Pulmonary

 

 

 

 

David Lindstrom, MD

Emergency Medicine

 

Brian Kaminski, DO

Emergency Medicine

 

Paul Rega, MD, FACEP

Emergency Medicine

 

 

 

 

Eugene Izsak, MD, FAAP

Emergency Medicine - Pediatrics

 

Lakshmi Vermuru, MD

Emergency Medicine - Pediatrics

 

 

 

 

Aaron Benson, MD

ENT

 

Fredrick Bunge, MD

ENT

 

 

 

 

George Darah, DO

Family Practice

 

Judith Furlong, MD

Family Practice

 

 

 

 

Arlette T. Aouad, MD

Infectious Disease

 

Tanyanyiw Chinyadza, MD

Infectious Disease

 

Nelson P. Nicolasora, MD

Infectious Disease

 

 

 

 

Robert Zimmerman, MD

Internal Medicine

 

 

 

 

Zak Assi, MD

Interventional Radiology

 

Robert DiSalle, MD

Interventional Radiology

 

 

 

 

Shiraz Sunderji, MD

Maternal/Fetal Medicine

 

 

 

 

Barbara Chappell, MD

Neonatal

 

Vedagiri Mohan, MD

Neonatal

 

Howard Stein, MD

Neonatal

 

 

 

 

Allen Flickinger, MD, PhD

Nephrology

 

Kenneth Lempert, MD

Nephrology

 

Nina Al-Sabbagh, MD

Nephrology

 

Ramy Fayad, MD

Nephrology

 

 

 

 

James Sander, MD

Neurology

 

 

 

 

Terrence Horrigan, MD

Ob/Gyn

 

Terry Gibbs, DO

Ob/Gyn

 

 

 

 

Joseph Karnitis, MD

Ob/Gyn, Fertility

 

 

 

 

William L. Horvath, MD

Oncology, Adult

 

Timothy Kasunic, MD

Oncology, Adult

 

Rex Mowat, MD

Oncology, Adult

 

 

 

 

Michael McPhee, MD

Oncology, Adult Surgery

 

 

 

 

Garth Phibbs, MD

Oncology, GYN

 

 

 

 

Aaron Buerk, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

 

Gregory Georgiadis, MD

Orthopedic Surgery

 

 

 

 

Dagmar Stein, MD, PhD

Pediatric Oncology

 

Crawford Strunk, MD

Pediatric Oncology

 

 

 

 

Bruce Barnett, MD

Pediatric Pulmonary/Cystic Fibrosis

 

Pierre Vauthy, MD

Pediatric Pulmonary/Cystic Fibrosis

 

 

 

 

Steven Rubin, MD

Radiology Oncology

 

 

 

 

Craig Colville, MD

Reconstructive Surgery

 

C. Jeff Kesler, MD

Reconstructive Surgery

 

 

 

 

Roger Kruse, M.D.

Sports Care

 

 

 

 

Joseph Sferra, MD

General Surgery

 

Patrick White, MD

General Surgery

 

 

 

 

Lawrence Spetka, MD

Surgery, Neuro

 

Ahmad Zakeri, MD

Surgery, Neuro

 

 

 

 

Michael Moront, MD

Thoracic Surgery

 

 

 

 

Eric Ferguson, MD, PhD

Trauma/Surgery

 

 

 

 

Daniel Murtagh, MD

Urology

 

Timothy Schuster, MD

Urology

 

 

 

 

Anthony Comerota, MD

Vascular Surgery

 

Ralph Whalen, MD

Vascular Surgery

 

John Pigott, MD

Vascular Surgery

 

Staff Expertise

The combined staff has extensive experience in conducting and managing clinical research trials. Our research coordinators include Bachelor and Master of Science graduates, registered nurses and pharmacists, having experience in a variety of specialties and most have attained Clinical Research Coordinator certification. We provide a research coordinator on call 24/7.

Patient Demographics

Patients are drawn from hospital inpatients, including emergency room and out-patient clinic settings. Any patient may be approached; even non-investigator patients. We advertise in the community and private physician office settings for outpatient study candidates. The Toledo metropolitan population approximates 500,000.

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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.

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