California Research Medical Group, Inc.

Center Information

Monta Pearle
Executive Director
California Research Medical Group, Inc.
301 W. Bastanchury Road, Suite 220
Fullerton, CA 92835
714-992-2455 (fax)
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

California Research Medical Group is a dedicated Clinical Research Center with extensive experience in respiratory trials as well as other therapeutic areas. We have been conducting phase I-IV clinical trials in Orange County, California for 10 years. James L. Pearle, M.D., Medical Director, Principal Investigator, is a well established, well respected physician in the community. Our research staff is highly qualified and well trained in Good Clinical Practice. We are committed to providing safe, high quality clinical research in a professional setting. An FDA inspection in 2011 yielded no findings.

Clinical Research Experience

California Research Medical Group with James L. Pearle, M.D., Principal Investigator, Medical Director, has 10 years experience conducting over 80 phase I-IV trials in the following areas:

Outpatient Clinical Trials:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis, Acute
  • Cardiovascular, Diagnostic
  • COPD
  • Hypertension/Diabetes
  • Pneumonia
  • Sprain, Ankle
  • Urinary Tract Infection

Inpatient Clinical Trials:

  • DVT Prophylaxis
  • Influenza
  • Intra-Abdominal Infection
  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Sepsis

Pharmaceutical Companies

  • Abbot
  • Almirall
  • Altana
  • Astellas
  • Astra-Zeneca
  • Aventis
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Dey Pharma
  • Lilly
  • Forest Research Institute
  • Genetech
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Medicinova
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Nycomed
  • OrthoMcNeil
  • Pearl Therapeutics
  • Peninsola
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia
  • Sanofi-Aventi
  • Schering Plough
  • Sepracor
  • Sunovion


  • Advanced Biologics
  • Chiltern
  • Covance
  • CTMS
  • i3 Research
  • ICON Clinical Research
  • Kendle
  • KForce
  • MDS Pharma
  • Paragon Biomedical
  • Parexel
  • PPD-Development
  • PRA-International
  • Quintiles
  • Synteract, Inc.

Facility Description

California Research Medical Group is a 3,000 square foot dedicated research facility located next to the Principal Investigator's private practice and 1 block from St. Jude Medical Center. The center is conveniently located in Orange County, California, 15 minutes from Disneyland and 30 minutes from John Wayne Airport (SNA). Numerous hotels are nearby and transportation options are available.

8 exam rooms
Locked storage
Locked refrigerators and freezers
Spirometry equipment
ECG equipment
Crash cart
Private monitoring room
Access to hospital and private facilities including: radiology, DexaScan, plethysmography and opthalmologic exams.
Overnight visit Capability
Inpatient studies conducted at the Medical Center

Investigator Experience

Medical Director:

James L. Pearle, M.D. is board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Internal Medicine. He has been practicing Pulmonary, Critical Care and Internal Medicine since 1980. He is a former Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Disease at UCLA and UCI Schools of Medicine and former Director of Bronchoscopy at UCLA School of Medicine. He has served as Principal Investigator in over 80 clinical trials over the past 10 years with extensive experience in Asthma and COPD trials as well as other areas of specialty including hopsital based trials.

Current professional positions:

President and Medical Director, California Research Medical Group, Inc.
President, Western Pulmonary Medical Group, Inc.
President, Southern California Hospitalist Network, Inc.
Medical Director, Kindred Hospital, Brea, California
Review Board Member, St. Jude Medical Center Institution Review Board

Former professional positions:

Hospital Chief of Staff
Hospital Director Respiratory Therapy
Hospital Director of Hyperbaric Medicine
Hospital Director of Pulmonary Rehabilitiation

Sub-Investigators: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Opthomology, Family Practice

Staff Expertise

Our experienced staff, well trained in Good Clinical Practice includes:

Clinical Research Coordinators
Research Medical Assistant/Lab Technician
Quality Control Coordinator
Regulatory Coordinator
Patient Outreach Specialist
Executive Director/Contracts/Budgets

Ours staff includes Clinical Research Coordinators with extensive experience in serial Pulmonary Function Testing using various types of equipment. They are experienced in phlebotomy, serial PK collection, ECG, Holter monitoring and are CPR certified. Lab processing and shipping is prepared by IATA certified personnel. We have Registered Nurses available for IV placements and infusions. Our Research Coordinators are experienced in data transmission from testing equipment, eCRFs and regulatory portals.

Patient Demographics

California Research Medical Group is located in Orange County, California and serves the greater Los Angeles area. Our access to this very large and diverse populaton is enhanced by our Principal Investigator's private practice, a 300 bed Medical Center and several colleges. We enjoy an excellent response to advertising and community outreach. The large number of patients in our database are happy participants.

Other Information

We have worked with several central IRBs for outpatient trisls.
Our local hospital IRB is used for inpatient trials.

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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.