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Research Center Profile:
Infinity Clinical Research, LLC

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Mara Di Mattia, CCRC
Director of Business Development
Medical Science Liaison
Infinity Clinical Research, LLC
4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 200
Hollywood, FL 33021
USA
954-981-3850 x 313
954-620-3310 (fax)
mdimattia@infinityclinicalresearch.com; ProfDiMattia@aol.com
www.infinityclinicalresearch.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Neurology
Psychiatry/Psychology
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Sleep

Center Overview

Infinity Clinical Research provides clinical trial related services to pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), biotechnology companies, medical device companies and clinical sites. The site may be a single practice, multispecialty practice, hospital based practice or a similar health care institution that has the infrastructure and staff to meet the requirements of the clinical trial protocol. We are not a “Site Management Organization” but rather the research division of a consortium of multi-specialty, multi-disciplinary medical groups comprised of 10 Neurology practices, a Pulmonary practice, a Cardiology practice and a community hospital; all throughout Broward County, Florida. We also work privately and exclusively with other medical groups that send their research patients to our facilities. Together, our medical groups provide care to more than 250,000 lives each year.

Infinity Clinical Research has a qualified and experienced team of clinical research professionals who understand the intricacies of conducting clinical trials. Our experience with the entire process, from feasibility to site closeout, enables us to ensure timely and effective delivery at every stage of a trial. Our dedicated research team is comprised of highly skilled research professionals with many years of experience in all phases of trials and in a multitude of clinical indications. Our staff consists of 20 board certified physicians in Neurology, Cardiology, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Medicine; a team of three Neuro-Radiologists, a Neuro-Ophthalmologist, three PhD level Raters, and nine clinical research coordinators. In addition, our corporate administrative team includes our Executive Vice President who manages all business operations and our Director of Business Development & Medical Science Liaison who also provides support for clinical operations.

Infinity Clinical Research’s purpose is to provide benchmark standards in research practice but also understand the governing regulations regarding clinical trials; thereby earning Infinity Clinical Research recognition as a company that provides our customers with excellent service, responsiveness and results.

Clinical Research Experience

Infinity Clinical Research has the ability to:

  • Provide multiple quality sites or one single site based on study requirements and the site(s) ability to perform the trial
  • Conduct Phase I-IV trials
  • Provide staffing with trained, experienced study coordinators and/or ancillary staff
  • Enroll from large databases with cultural diversity
  • Finalize budgets and contracts quickly through our centralized office
  • Complete regulatory documents with rapid turnaround time
  • Assist sites with recruitment strategies to enroll subjects
  • Provide ongoing on-site development training for our investigators and staff to ensure our sites are consistently producing the required results
  • Perform quality assurance audits to ensure consistent quality data is collected
  • Provide another level of contact outside the site
  • Conduct inpatient and outpatient studies

Infinity Clinical Research understands and appreciates the demands of conducting clinical trials on Sponsors. By developing a network of qualified sites, providing the infrastructure necessary to meet a trial’s stringent timelines, and centrally managing contracts, budgets, and regulatory documents, Infinity Clinical Research’s commitment to support the successful outcome of each trial conducted at one of our sites is our paramount goal.

Facility Description

We currently conduct clinical trials at the following locations:

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL - Early/Phase 1 “First in Disease” through Phase 4 in CNS, Psychiatric Disorders, and most clinical indications

NORTHSHORE MEDICAL CENTER – FMC CAMPUS CLINICAL RESEARCH UNIT – 4 WEST
5000 West Oakland Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33313

Board Certified Neurologists:
Carlos Ramon Azaret, MD; Abraham Anthony Chamely, MD; Martin Allan Lesser, MD; Sheryl Strasser, DVM, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrists:
Richard Douyon, MD; Mohammad J. Latif, MD

Neuropsychology/Raters:
James (Santiago) Hernan Triana, Jr, PhD; Rhonda Q. Freeman, PhD; Alex N. Torres, LCSW, PhD

POMPANO BEACH, FL - Neurology specializing in MS
572 E. McNab Road, Suite 202
Pompano Beach, Florida 33060

Board Certified Neurologists:
Brian Steingo, MD; James Cimera, MD

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Neurology and ALL CNS Disorders
4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 200
Hollywood, Florida 33021

Board Certified Neurologists:
Harvey D. Schwartz, MD; Damon Salzman, Paul L. Ginsberg, MD; Eduardo Cutie, MD; Joel Dokson, MD; Mayur Maniar, MD; Alvaro Padilla, MD; Islon Seliger, MD; Jeff Steinberg, MD; Veena Subramanian, MD

Board Certified Pain Management Specialists:
Michael Schou, MD; Chris Vendrees, MD

Board Certified Neuropsychologist:
Rhonda Freeman, PhD; Alex Torres, LCSH, PhD

Psychometrician:
Santiago James Triana PhD, LCSW, ACSW

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - MRI
4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021

Neuro-Radiologist:
Bruce Braffman, MD, Neuro-Radiologist

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Pulmonary/Sleep
7369 Sheridan Street, Suite 302
Hollywood, Florida 33024

Board Certified Internists/Pulmonologists:
Steven Gittler, MD; Brian Gotkin, MD; Edgar Bolton, MD;

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Clinical and Interventional Cardiology
Memorial Regional Hospital
Medical Office Center
1150 North 35th Avenue, Suite 605
Hollywood, FL 33021

Board Certified Cardiologists:
Barry D. Harris, MD; Howard Berlin, MD; Kashmira Bhadha, MD; Jose Guzman, MD; Ralph Levy, MD; Dan Norberg, MD; Juan Pastor, MD; Larry Reiss, MD; Bernard Shair, MD; Ethan Siev, MD

Staff Expertise

Executive Staff:

Suzanne Gutierrez
Executive Vice President
sgutierrez@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Suzanne Gutierrez heads our Clinical Research Division. She began her career in medicine in 1983, and has extensive experience as a clinician and administrator. For over 15 years, she served as the Clinic Director for Cypress Medical Center, South Florida Affiliated Health and Rehabilitation Center and Cypress Creek Chiropractic Center. She continues to be an outstanding leader in the Infinity Clinical Research organization. From 2001 until 2010, she served as the Director of Operations for Sunrise Medical Group’s Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines offices. She also worked as a Site Coordinator and Programs Administrator for new medical groups joining Sunrise Medical Group, Inc. Sue is now responsible for the oversight of all Infinity Clinical Research Operations.

Mara DiMattia, CCRC
Director of Business Development
Medical Science Liaison
mdimattia@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Mara Di Mattia has worked in the medical industry since 1987 and brings her broad range of experience and expertise having served in both clinical and administrative roles. She began her medical career in Neurology in an administrative capacity and went on to obtain clinical training in Emergency Medical Technology and IV Therapy. In 1998, she began her research career conducting clinical trials and has extensive training in all aspects of Phase I through IV clinical trials in many clinical indications, including Rheumatology/Immunology, Cardiology, Neurology, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Disorders. It’s Mara’s love and passion for science and commitment to our patients that fuels her quest to seek out novel and innovative new compounds and therapeutic agents to maintain Infinity Clinical Research as an industry leader on the forefront of new drug research and development.

Carla Montoya, BS
Recruitment Specialist
cmontoya@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Carla Montoya comes to Infinity Clinical Research with extensive expertise in marketing and patient recruitment. Although her formal education is in the Criminal Justice field, she brings an effective pragmatic thought process to the challenge of educating the public and our patients to the benefits of participation in our clinical trials. Carla began her career in Clinical Research as a recruiter in 2004 and continued to climb the ladder of success by eventually managing the Call Center for a large research organization. In addition to patient recruitment, Carla works closely with our marketing executive to manage recruitment as a result all of our marketing and advertising efforts. We are very fortunate to have someone with her level of industry experience in this role.

Clinical Coordinating Team

HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA NEUROLOGY SITE:

Joel Espinoza, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
jespinoza@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Joel Espinoza began his career in clinical research in 2000 running phase 1 trials. He went on to conduct all phases and is knowledgeable in all areas of research including budgeting, GCP, and regulatory. Joel earned his Associate of Science degree in 2001 and went on to complete his coursework for the Physician Assistant program. Joel specializes in Alzheimer’s trials for Infinity Clinical Research. He is committed to quality patient care, possesses outstanding interpersonal skills and is frequently recognized by his colleagues for strict attention to detail, patient advocacy and his decision-making abilities.

Wendy Levy, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
wlevy@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Wendy Levy earned her degree as a medical doctor in her native Guatemala in 1994 and was awarded the “School of Medicine Dean Award” for her graduating thesis. She went on to begin her surgical residency in 1999, but moved to the United States to pursue better opportunities for herself and her family. She began her career in clinical research in 2006 and worked for the University of Miami Department of Neurology specializing in Parkinson’s Disease research. She comes to us with five years of research experience and currently runs all of the Parkinson’s trials for Infinity Clinical Research, as well as other Neuroscience trials.

HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA CARDIOLOGY SITE:

Becky Nembhard, BS, CRC
Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
rnembhard@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Becky Nembhard has worked in the clinical research industry since 1988, with experience ranging from basic science to post-marketing trials. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. As an Independent Clinical Research Associate for a major Contract Research Organization, and as a consultant with over 17 years of research experience, Becky has served in many capacities and has expertise in numerous therapeutic areas. We are very fortunate that she brings her vast knowledge base to us to lead our Hollywood Cardiology Site.

HOLLYWOOD FLORIDA PULMONARY SITE:

Lucy Vargas, RMA, CRC
Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
lvargas@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Lucy Vargas leads our Pulmonary research site and has extensive experience in all phases of research and in many clinical indications. She earned her Occupational Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in 1988 from Eastern Technical School in New York City and began her research career at that time. She went on to obtain training and become a Registered Medical Assistant in 2002 earning her certification from the National School of Technology. Lucy is a shining star in our Pulmonary Research Division.

POMPANO BEACH FLORIDA NEUROLOGY SITE:

Michele Fistel, LPN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
mfistel@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Michele Fistel began her research career in 1999, and has a wide range of experience in a myriad of clinical trials in Neurology and Colo-rectal Surgery but also has extensive clinical experience having served as a nurse since 1974. Michele earned her practical nursing degree from Saint Barnabas Medical Center School of Practical Nursing in Livingston, New Jersey. She is ACRP certified and is also trained to perform psychometric assessments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS studies. We are fortunate to have Michele as part of the Pompano Beach Neurology team.

Rebecca Radzivill, MS, LMHC, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
rradzivill@infinityclinicalresearch.com
We are fortunate to also have Rebecca Radzivill as part of the Pompano Beach Neurology team. Rebecca comes to us with a vast array of clinical and research experience. She is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and worked as a Psychotherapist since earning her Master’s Degree from the City University of New York in 1971. She completed the PhD program “All but dissertation” from the University of Miami in 1980. Rebecca has worked in the Clinical Research industry since 2000 and has worked in many capacities including Senior Clinical Research Coordinator, Site Manager, and Study Monitor for a major Contract Research Organization. She is also certified in performing psychometric assessments in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS and has served as a Rater on numerous Psychiatric and Neurologic clinical trials.

NORTHSHORE MEDICAL CENTER – FMC CAMPUS HOSPITAL-BASED CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY UNIT:

Alejandro Saenz, CCRC, FMG
Site Director and Clinical Research Coordinator
asaenz@infinityclinicalresearch.com
Alejandro Saenz runs our hospital-based clinical research unit at Northshore Medical Center – FMC Campus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Alex is a foreign medical graduate and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Autonomous University of Guadalajara in 1984. He worked as a physician for the Mexican Health Department until he relocated to the United States in 1991. He comes to Infinity Clinical Research with extensive experience having begun his research career in 1992 at the University of Miami Clinical Pharmacology Unit as a research assistant. There, he conducted early phase trials in numerous clinical indications for over ten years and although beginning as a research assistant, he went on to lead the research team as a Senior Clinical Research Associate. With just a few more stops along the way, Alex now brings his impressive work history to lead the team at Infinity’s newest research site – our early phase clinical pharmacology unit.

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