Piedmont Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates

Center Information

Sandra Smith, MBA, CCRC
Clinical Research Manager
Piedmont Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates
110 Charlois Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
USA
336-768-3361
336-768-4131 (fax)
ssmith@piedmontent.com
www.piedmontent.com
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Therapeutic Areas

Devices
Ophthalmology
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Plastic Surgery

Center Overview

Piedmont Ear, Nose, and Throat Associates (PENTA Research) offers a full range of ear, nose, and throat services including sinus surgery, head and neck cancer surgery, treatment of balance and dizziness disorders, treatment of tinnitus, treatment of voice and swallowing disorders, allergy desensitization, facial plastic surgery, treatment of sleep disorders and snoring and treatment of hearing loss with comprehensive hearing aid sales and service.

There are 9 board certified Physician's with PI and Sub-I experience. Our goal is to advance health care and provide novel therapies for our patients by conducting clinical trials. The practice also owns an outpatient ENT surgical center which is next door to the practice.

We also work with two ophthalmology practices and their staff in their offices conducting ophthalmology trials. One of the ophthalmology offices owns their own outpatient surgery center.

Performance Metrics

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 2

Clinical Research Experience

  • Sinusitis
  • Allergy
  • Age related hearing loss
  • Tinnitus
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Acute Otitis Media with Tympanostomy Tubes
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Cosmeceuticals
  • Device
  • General ENT
  • Surgical ENT
  • Vertigo
  • Otitis Media and Otitis Externa
  • Tonsillitis
  • Glaucoma
  • Oral Cancer

Facility Description

Our main office is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. We have CT and endoscopy capabilities (one exam room has stroboscopy equipment). We have an allergy and audiology department. We have a blood processing lab with centrifuge. We have temperature monitored secure drug storage rooms including refrigerated drug storage. We have over 18 exam rooms including an office surgical suite. There are 4 exam rooms with floor or ceiling mounted ENT microscopes. There is one room dedicated to our full time licensed aesthetician and several lasers on site. The practice also owns an outpatient ENT surgery center located next door.

Investigator Experience

John C. Britt, MD Board Certified in Otolaryngology

David K. Harper, MD Board Certified in Ophthalmology

S. Andrew Harper, MD Board Certified in Otolaryngology

J. Lucas Inman, MD Board Certified in Otolaryngology

Vickas Khemsara, MD Board certified in Ophthalmology (Fellowship in Glaucoma)

Kenneth S Maxwell, MD Board Certified in Otolaryngology (Fellowship in Neuro-otology)

Stephen B Potts, MD Board Certified in Otolaryngology

W. Cooper Scurry, Jr., MD Board Certification in both Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery

Ronald B. Shealy, MD Board Certified in Otolaryngology

Gwendolyn F. Wagoner, MD Board Certified in Otolaryngology

John H. Willis, MD Board Certified in Otolaryngology

Our Investigators and Sub-Investigators are experienced in clinical research ranging from 1 to over 25 years conducting pharmaceutical trials. Several of our PI’s have served as key opinion leaders or lead PI on industry initiated ENT studies.

Staff Expertise

Sandra Smith is the Clinical Research Manager and has been working in the pharmaceutical industry since 1996. She has been ACRP certified since 2002.

Katie Hines is a clinical research coordinator who started coordinating in 2014, with eight prior years of experience in ENT as a CMA. She has been ACRP certified since 2017

Lindy Carter is a clinical research coordinator who started in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Patient Demographics

Our ENT practice has 110,000 patients and we have 4 practice locations. The Triad area which includes Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and High Point has an estimated population of 1,603,101. The ENT practice has two regional satellite sites which draw from Southern Virginia as well as Western and North Western North Carolina. The two ophthalmology practices combined have 40,000 patients seen in the last year.

Other Information

We use a Central IRB and have rapid turnaround on our contracts and regulatory packets.

We specialize in recruitment and retention for ENT trials. We average a greater than 95% retention rate on our trials.

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