Florida Premier Research Institute

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Alma Garcia-Sosa
Florida Premier Research Institute
1788 W. Fairbanks Ave Ste B
Winter Park, FL 32789
407-740-0516 (fax)
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Internal Medicine
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Florida Premier Research Institute, LLC (FPRI), and Florida Pulmonary Research Institute, LLC, are State-of-the-Art, Multi-Specialty facilities conducting Phase I-IV pharmaceutical research in the Orlando, Florida, metropolitan area. We conduct trials for males and females of all age groups and ethnicities. Specialty areas include but are not limited to sleep disorders (insomnia, Restless Leg Syndrome, Narcolepsy), pulmonary disease (such as asthma, COPD, and bronchiectasis), diabetes, gout, infectious disease, pain management, depression, women’s health, rheumatoid arthritis, hematology, oncology, and internal medicine.

Facility Description

Our modern facility is centrally located in the Greater Orlando area, within 30 minutes of Orlando International Airport, on the LYNX local bus line; we also have many restaurants and a huge selection of major hotels nearby. Our research facility is approximately 13,000 square feet with features such as:

  • 20 Bed sleep lab with spacious rooms, flat screen TV’s and individual climate control zones
  • CLIA Certified, and sample processing laboratory
  • Exam Rooms
  • Secure drug storage rooms
  • Private monitoring areas
  • Wireless high speed network connection
  • Dedicated Research Coordinator workspace
  • Multiple spacious storage areas

Equipment & Services offered include:

  • Research Staff available on-call 24hours
  • Centrifuges, including refrigerated centrifuge
  • -20° and -80° freezers
  • Dedicated Laboratory Refrigerator
  • Locked Refrigerator designated for Study Drug
  • Site ECG Machines
  • X-ray
  • Spirometry, and Full Pulmonary Function test Body Box
  • Crash Cart, Defibrillator and ACLS Certified Staff
  • Existing Research Patient Database

Investigator Experience

Dr. Faisal A. Fakih is a triple Board Certified physician, specializing in Sleep Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Internal Medicine. He has been practicing Pulmonary Medicine in the Orlando area for over 30 years, and has been successfully conducting clinical research since 2003. He also serves as our Medical Director and Principal Investigator. Dr. Fakih has an excellent reputation for providing outstanding patient care.

Staff Expertise

We have 6 full time Clinical Research Coordinators, of whom are CCRC, Recruitment Specialist, Quality Control Manager, board certified Sleep Technicians and other supporting staff members.


Dr. Juan Carlos Escandon

Dr. Escandon currently serves as the sub-investigator on many of our clinical research trials.

  • American Board of Family Medicine. (2010)
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine. (Nov-2011)

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If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss clinical trials, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.