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Research Center Profile:
Central Baptist Hospital Clinical Research Center

Center Information

Pam Treas
Research Secretary
Central Baptist Hospital Clinical Research Center
1740 Nicholasville Road
Attn: Clinical Research Center
Lexington, KY 40503
859-260-4145 (fax)
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Central Baptist Hospital is a 383-bed major medical research and education center committed to providing excellent health care, leading-edge technology and compassionate medical services to patients throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.

The hospital has conducted research for many years, formalizing its efforts with the establishment of the Clinical Research Center in 1999. The center is committed to advancing the practice of medicine and improving patient care by performing and fostering clinical trials for its patients.

The Clinical Research Center is involved in all aspects of clinical trials and has trained research coordinators who organize, facilitate and coordinate trials. More than 40 physicians currently serve as investigators or co-investigators on research projects at Central Baptist Hospital. The hospital has its own IRB that reviews each study coordinated by the Clinical Research Center to ensure patient safety.

Clinical Research Experience

Central Baptist Hospital has over 20 years of experience conducting clinical trials. Since the establishment of the Clinical Research Center in 1999, the CBH CRC has conducted several 100 trials across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including, but not limited to:

  • Oncology Research
  • Bariatric Research
  • Cardiac Research
  • Electrophysiology (EP) Research
  • Obstetrics Research
  • Neonatal Research
  • Stroke Research
  • Neuro interventional Research

The Central Baptist Hospital Clinical Research Center has an excellent reputation for assisting the following companies with bringing new products to market:

  • Accuray, Inc.
  • Glaxo-Smith Kline
  • Sanofi-Aventis
  • Amgen
  • Astra Zeneca
  • Aventis Pharmaceuticles
  • Wyeth
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Eli-Lilly
  • Genentech
  • ImClone Systems Inc.
  • Norvartis
  • Ortho Biotech
  • Pfizer
  • Wyeth-Pharmaceuticles
  • Morphotek
  • DCRI
  • Harvard
  • Quintiles (CRO)
  • Northwestern
  • Medpace (CRO)
  • Medtronic
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Biotronik
  • Atritech
  • Guidant
  • Boston Scientific
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Biosense Webster
  • Cordis
  • Stereotaxis
  • Siemens
  • Beckman Coulter, Inc
  • Biosite, Inc
  • Columbia Labs, Inc
  • BAS Medical (Novartis)
  • Pediatrix Medical Group, Inc
  • Abbott
  • Concentric Medical, Inc.
  • Hoffmann-LaRoche
  • Merck & Co/Schering-Plough
  • Eli Lilly
  • Bard
  • Genentech
  • Coaxia
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim

Facility Description

Central Baptist Hospital is a 383-bed major medical research and education center committed to providing excellent health care, leading-edge technology and compassionate medical services to patients throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.

Located in Lexington, Kentucky, Central Baptist Hospital serves a population of approximately 1.5 million people. It is owned by Baptist HealthCare System, which owns or manages six hospitals throughout the state of Kentucky. Central Baptist manages Pattie A. Clay Regional Medical Center in Richmond, Kentucky, a 105-bed hospital serving the healthcare needs of Madison County and surrounding areas. Central Baptist Hospital began operation in 1954 and has grown to be one of the major tertiary centers in the state.

Today, Central Baptist has one of the busiest and most respected heart programs in Kentucky. Central Baptist performs more than 15,000 heart catheterizations and more than 400 open heart procedures a year. The Cancer Care Center offers a full range of services, including radiation therapy, chemotherapy, genetic counseling and clinical trials. More than 1,600 new cancer cases are diagnosed each year. The obstetrics program delivers some 4,000 babies a year.

To deliver quality care Central Baptist Hospital relies on an increasing array of technology to improve patient care, diagnose diseases, and improve efficiency. These include tracking and diagnostic technologies, and emerging technologies that continue to advance the capabilities of modern medicine.

Specialized Equipment

  • Cyberknife
  • da Vinci Surgical System
  • Drug-Eluting Stents
  • Espree Open Bore MRI
  • New Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer
  • Siemens Biograph mCT
  • Somatom Sensation 16-Slice Cardiac CT Scanner
  • Somatom Sensation 64-Slice
  • Most advanced digital mammography capability on the market
  • Bi-plane endovascular suite

Central Baptist has been repeatedly recognized as the preferred hospital in the Lexington region by area residents and has been ranked in the top 20 Best Places to Work in Kentucky program for seven years. Central Baptist is a leader in inpatient services and has developed six outpatient centers throughout the region.

Investigator Experience

John Barton, MD
Alan Beckman, MD
W.G. Boliek, MD
William Brooks, MD
David R. Baehler, MD
Gary W. Boliek, MD
Hope Cottrill, MD
Elvis Donaldson, MD
Russell Eldridge, MD
Curtis Given, MD
Terence Grimm, MD
Marta Hayne, MD
Aaron Hesselson, MD
Lee G. Hicks, MD
Paula Hollingsworth, MD
Mohammed Imam, MD
Michael Jones, MD
KaraBeth Moore, MD
Michael Rukavina, MD
Kevin Scully, MD
Hal Skinner, MD
Peter S. Tate, MD
Gery Tomassoni, MD
George Derek Weiss, MD
J. Randall Thompson

Staff Expertise

The CBH Clinical Research Center is maintained by a staff comprised of 10 Clinical Research Coordinators, two Regulatory Coordinators, Oncology Data Coordinator, Research Business Manager, and Internal Compliance Monitor. The majority of our staff has been with the CRC for over 2 years, with over 50 years of collective clinical research experience.

Patient Demographics

Central Baptist Hospital pulls 75% of it patient population from a primary service area comprised of 17 counties known as the Bluegrass Area Development District, with a total 2010 population of 767,265. The 2000 population of this area was 687,180, which is more than an eleven percent increase. The population is projected to increase 4.6 percent by 2015 to 802,233. Central Baptist Hospital also receives an additional 25% of its patients from Southeastern Kentucky.


Central Baptist Hospital primary service area’s population is highly educated with 27.7 percent of the population holding a Bachelor’s Degree or higher. This is higher than the national average. Eighty four percent of the population has a high school education or greater.


The 2010 average household income was $61, 391.

Patient Services

Central Baptist Hospital’s patient contact in 2009 consisted of over 18,000 inpatient admissions, 33,559 emergency room visits, and a total of 111,030 outpatient visits. Central Baptist Hospital delivered 3,671 babies and performed 471 open heart procedures in 2009.


    Thomson Reuters Market Expert
    Health and Human Services Annual Hospital Utilization and Services Report
    United Health Foundation Healthcare Rankings

Other Information

Central Baptist Hospital Clinical Research Center (CBH-CRC) has two divisions, the majority of the research disciplines are managed by Laura Martin, RN, CCRA in the Clinical Research Center. In 2008 the Cancer Research Program was relocated to the Central Baptist Hospital Cancer Care Center and is managed by Micheal F. Stephens, BA, CCRA. Both areas utilize the Research Business Office that is located in the Clinical Research Center.

To find out specific information about any of our research service lines please contact;

Laura Martin, RN, BSN, CCRC
Director, Clinical Research Center
Phone: (859) 260-6363
Fax: (859) 260-4145


Micheal Stephens, BA, CCRA
Director, Cancer Research Program
Phone: (859) 260-6456
Fax: (859) 260-4508

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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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