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Manhattan Medical Research

Center Information

Dr. Jed Kaminetsky, M.D, Medical Director
Betsy Moclair, RN, BSN, CCRC, Clinical Trials Director
Manhattan Medical Research
215 Lexington Avenue 21st Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-252-9533 (fax);
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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Dental and Oral Health
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Plastic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Manhattan Medical Research (MMR) is a multi-specialty medical research site proficient in Phase II-IV clinical trials. This new site expanded from University Urology Associates, which focuses mostly on urological studies. MMR will continue the tradition of UUA and expand the scope of research to target a wide range of therapeutic areas.

We are located in New York City, the largest city in the United States with a population well over 8 million residents. Due to our prime location, this exposes us to a wide variety of patient demographics, allowing for compliance with FDA standards for ethnically and racially diverse subject expectations. We are centrally located in Midtown Manhattan and in close proximity to public transportation allowing for easy access for our subjects.

We also have an extensive network in which we have the ability to partner with many other private practice physicians to augment recruitment of subjects. Additionally, we have a robust outreach program to further assist with recruitment of subjects. Our extensive industry experience enables us to offer our sponsors a quality research site with a trained and experienced clinical research team.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 100+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 10000+

Clinical Research Experience

We have experience in Clinical Research Trials involving the following therapeutic areas:


  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Cellulite
  • Atopic Dermatitis


  • Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic Constipation


  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteoporosis


  • Hypogonadism
  • LUTS
  • BPH
  • Nocturia
  • Incontinence
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Premature Ejaculation
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Peyronies Disease
  • Prostatitis
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection


  • Pre-Diabetes
  • Diabetes

Infectious Diseases

  • Flu

Rheumatoid Arthritis

We have earned the trust of pharmaceutical organizations, including:

  • AbGenomics
  • Allergan
  • Antares
  • Astellas
  • Auxilium
  • Avilan Marketing LLC
  • Biologische Heilmittel Heel GmbH
  • Clarus
  • Coronado Biosciences, Inc.
  • Eli, Lilly & Company
  • Evidera
  • Ferring
  • Furiex Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Ever
  • Lipocine
  • MediVech
  • Merck
  • NxThera
  • Phizer
  • Pom Wonderful
  • Repros
  • Sophiris

Facility Description

Manhattan Medical Research is a state-of-the-art clinical research facility located in Midtown Manhattan. Our equipment and capabilities include:

  • Ability to use a central IRB with a one week turnaround time
  • Access to dry ice
  • Access to local endoscopy & surgical center
  • Centrifuge (Ambient and Refrigerated)
  • Electronic database of potential subjects
  • Emphasis on investigator and coordinator training
  • Patient Recruitment Program
  • One week turnaround for regulatory document submission
  • Phlebotomy completed on site
  • Radiology Facility with central reader for diagnostic exams
  • Relationship with local ophthalmologists, internists, and OB/GYNs
  • Temperature monitored Secure Drug Storage (ambient and refrigerated)
  • 12 lead Electrocardiogram
  • Calibrated Blood Pressure Machine
  • AED Trained Staff
  • Calibrated Stadiometer
  • Site SOPs

Investigator Experience

Dr. Jed Kaminetsky, M.D. is a Medical Director at Manhattan Medical Research, a Clinical Associate Professor at New York University Medical Center, Associate medical Director of Gramercy Surgical Centre, and is a practicing urologist with University Urology Associates, one of the largest urologic practices in the New York City metropolitan area. He is a board certified urologist and is highly skilled in treating all urologic disorders, performing minimally invasive prostate surgeries and penile implants. Dr. Kaminetsky's academic interests include the study of both male and female sexual dysfunction, which has led him to become a national and world thought leader.

Dr. Kaminetsky's work has been published in several journals which led to a nationwide recognition and development of various treatment schemes for patients with sexual, erectile dysfunction and androgen deficiency. Moreover, Dr. Kaminetsky is an experienced principal investigator who participates in national research studies that explore pharmacologic and diagnostic techniques for various urologic disorders. He is currently conducting studies addressing premature ejaculation, ED, male and female sexual dysfunction, BPH, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, voiding dysfunction, and hypogonadism. His hospital appointments include New York University Medical Center, New York Downtown Medical Center. Dr. Kaminetsky has been consulting for several pharmaceutical companies including Slate, Pfizer, Auxilium, Lilly, GlaxoSmithKline and American Medical Systems.

Dr. Edward Greaney. M.D. is a Principal Investigator at Manhattan Medical Research, a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University Medical Center, and is a practicing internist with Murray Hill Medical Group. Dr. Greaney's medical interests include general internal medicine, pain management, heart disease, hypertension, sports medicine, and nutrition.

Dr. Virgil Hatcher. M.D. is a Principal Investigator at Manhattan Medical Research, a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University Medical Center, and is a practicing dermatologist with Chelsea Dermatology. His medical expertise include pediatric dermatology, psoriasis, african american skin diseases, hair diseases, botox injections, general dermatology, phototherapy.

UROLOGY: Jed Kaminetsky, M.D.
PULMONOLOGY: Wilfredo Talavera, M.D.
GYNECOLOGY: Maria Betancourt, M.D. Christina Kwon, M.D.
INTERNAL MEDICINE: Jeffrey Friedman, M.D.
CARDIOLOGY: David Harnick, M.D.
PHYSIATRIST: Matthew Grimm, M.D.
PSYCHIATRIST: Susan Abbott, M.D.
ALLERGY: Clifford Basset, M.D.
OPHTHALMOLOGY: Evelyn Icasiano, M.D.

Staff Expertise

Betsy Ortiz Moclair, RN, CCRC, BSN is the Clinical Trials Director and registered nurse for Manhattan Medical Research. Betsy has over 15 years of experience in clinical research. Her responsibilities include directing and conducting all managerial and operational aspects of all clinical trials. In addition to clinical research, she obtains a thorough medical history for incoming new patients. Betsy works in close contact with all the principal investigators, including Dr. Kaminetsky, to ensure that all patients are receiving the best quality of care. She has been actively involved in over 100 clinical trials.

Manhattan Medical Research has a full-time Registered Nurse/ACRP Certified Clinical Trials Manager/CCRC, a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, four clinical research coordinators, and a clinical research assistant. The staff has over15 years of experience in research, ranging fromcollaborationwith Sponsors, CROs, and the Central IRB to ensure integrity of study, patient safety, accurate data collection, and timely document submission.

Our study team is fully trained and up to date in the handling and shipping of biological/biohazard substances in accordance with U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations.

Furthermore, each member of our study staff has received formal training in:

  • HIPPA Regulations
  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
  • OSHA Regulations
  • NIH Protecting Human Research Participants

We are also proficient in a wide variety of electronic data capture systems, which include:

  • Medidata Rave
  • Target eCRF
  • Inform
  • Oracle RDC
  • DSG eCaseLink
  • EXPeRT Data Capture

Patient Demographics

Our location in Manhattan exposes us to a wide variety of patient demographics. New York City is the largest city in the United States with a population of more than 8 million people. This allows for compliance with FDA standards for ethnically and racially diverse subject expectations. We are centrally located and in close proximity to public transportation allowing for easy access for our subjects and sponsors visits. We are centrally located and in close proximity to public transportation allowing for easy access for our subjects and sponsors visits. The following are techniques we implement to recruit and make our community aware of our various clinical trials.

  • Practice and Research databases that consist of 15,000 patients
  • Print, radio, TV and internet advertising
  • Direct patient mailings
  • Social Media and Internet
  • Community seminars and lecture
  • Flyer and brochure distribution
  • Newsletters
  • Information Sessions and E-mail Blasts

Other Information

Manhattan Medical Research utilizes a Central IRB. Regulatory documents are completed within 5 days, allowing for a quick turnaround. All case report data is entered shortly after subject visit has been completed. In addition, we frequently check all data systems on a daily basis, allowing for a fast turnaround of query resolution.

Contact Center

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.