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Research Center Profile:
Kansas City Gastroenterology and Hepatology, LLC, and Kansas City Research Institute, LLC

Center Information

Laurie Lynn
Director of Clinical Research
Kansas City Gastroenterology and Hepatology, LLC, and Kansas City Research Institute, LLC
6675 Holmes Rd Ste 430
Kansas City, MO 64131
USA
816-361-0055
816-361-4430 (fax)
Laurie@kcgastro.com
www.kcgastro.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Gastroenterology
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Internal Medicine

Center Overview

Kansas City Gastroenterology and Hepatology and the Kansas City Research Institute, are dedicated to complete patient satisfaction. We deliver the highest quality gastrointestinal, liver and endoscopy services. The staff of KCGI/KCRI stress patient privacy, recognize patient sensitivity, and offer the most advanced therapies through participation in clinical trials.

Our goals are to:

  • Provide quality diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic services to our patients with symptoms and disease of the biliary and digestive system.
  • Support education and research relating to gastrointestinal disease by excelling in the performance of Phase I, II, III, and IV clinical trials.
  • Commitment to education of patients and families to promote gastrointestinal health.

Clinical Research Experience

  • Barrett's esophagus
  • Chronic hepatitis C
  • Chronic hepatitis B
  • Crohn's disease
  • Erosive esophagitis
  • Hepatic encephalopathy
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Ulcerative colitis

Sponsors/CROs:

  • Abbott
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Barrix Medical
  • Bristol Meyer Squibb
  • Coley
  • Fugisawa
  • Gilead
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • ICON
  • Idenix
  • Parexel
  • Pharma Research
  • PPD
  • PRA International
  • Quintiles
  • Roche
  • Salix
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Schering Plough
  • Sciclone
  • Tibotec
  • UCB
  • Valeant
  • Vertex

Facility Description

Kansas City Gastroenterology and Hepatology is an outpatient, community based practice. KCGI is affiliated with an independent endoscopy center. Kansas City Research Institute opened a 20 bed Phase I Unit. KCRI with KCGI offers:

  • Small bowel capsule endoscopy
  • Upper and lower endoscopy
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Liver biopsy
  • ERCP
  • Advanced biliary endoscopy

Investigator Experience

Bradley L. Freilich, M.D. has more than 16 years experience conducting Phase II, III, and IV clinical trials. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.

S. Faisal Jafri, M.D. has 4 years experience in clinical research and is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology..

Janay A. Kissinger, APRN, BC has 14 years of clinical research experience as both a sub-investigator and clinical research coordinator. She is certified as an adult nurse practitioner and a member of ACRP.

Staff Expertise

Laurie Lynn has 6 years of experience as a clinical research coordinator. She is IATA certified.

Suzanne Herd has 8 years of experience as a clinical research coordinator. She is IATA certified.

Kelly Vargas has 10 years experience as a clinical research coordinator. She is IATA certified.

Patient Demographics

Kansas City Gastroenterology and Hepatology has a practice database of over 50,000 patients. KCGI also receives referrals from Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and Primary Care practices throughout Kansas and Missouri.

Other Information

Kansas City Research Institute utilizes a central IRB.

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