Siyan Clinical Research

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Siyan Clinical Research
480 Tesconi Circle, Suite B
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
USA
707-206-7268, ext. 16
psychresearch@siyanclinical.com
siyanclinical.com/clinical-trials
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Therapeutic Areas

Neurology
Psychiatry/Psychology

Center Overview

Siyan Clinical Research (SCR) is a scientific research organization where pharmacological studies are conducted in an outpatient environment. Our specialty is in psychiatric care, treating patients with diagnoses’ including depression, anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, ADD/ADHD, bi-polar disorder, phobias, and cognitive disorders.

SCR is the largest psychiatric facility in northwestern California, serving over 3,500 patients across 6 counties. We have a diverse adult patient population and are currently accepting new patients. SCR is located in Santa Rosa, California and provides treatment to patients living in Sonoma, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Marin Counties.

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 3
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 1
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 3500+
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 2

ACRP Certifications
Number of ACRP Certified CRCs: 2

Clinical Research Experience

Completed Trials: A 10-Week, Open-Label, Flexible Dose Adaptive Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Vortioxetine in Subjects With Panic Disorder

Facility Description

SCR is specifically designed and fully equipped to conduct clinical trials at our investigator site. Below, is a list of equipment and in-house services offered at our investigator site:

  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Full, examination room
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Phlebotomy
  • Centrifuge
  • Low-Temperature Freezer and Refrigerator for storage of biospecimen
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Dry Ice
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) technology
  • Maintaining Investigational Product
  • Pharmacy (double locked, security alarms, cold drug storage)
  • Locked drug storage room with motion sensors
  • Temperature-controlled, double-locked investigational drug storage
Other Services:
  • 24-hour emergency phone number
  • Large, private lockable conference room dedicated to monitors with internet access and telephones
  • High-speed internet access: wired or wireless
  • Daily FedEx, UPS, and USPS pickup
  • Dedicated fax and copy machines
  • Lounge area with large screen TV, refrigerator, refreshments, microwave and coffee machine

Lastly, we carry a full range of psychological and neurological assessments and our staff is well-versed in conducting rater scales for psychiatric diagnoses. We also specialize in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) technology, which is FDA approved and a highly effective, safe treatment for Major Depressive Disorder in adult patients who have not received satisfactory clinical benefits from traditional medication.

Investigator Experience

Principal Investigator: Anish Shah, M.D.
Areas of Interest: CNS/Neurological Research

Dr. Shah is the founder and director of Siyan Clinical Corporation located in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Shah completed his residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago, Illinois. Since residency, he gained extensive experience as a General Psychiatrist for Lake County Mental Health, Kaiser Permanente and Sonoma County Mental Health. In addition to direct patient care, Dr. Shah also served as Medical Director of Napa State Hospital before launching his own practice in 2012. As the Medical Director at Napa State Hospital, Dr. Shah led a staff of 220 medical professionals and managed a $4 million medical services budget.

Principal Investigator: A 10-Week, Open-Label, Flexible Dose Adaptive Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Vortioxetine in Subjects with Panic Disorder. Initiated research study, protocol writing and submissions, conducted Informed Consent Process, Medical History, DSM-IV, MINI, C-SSRS, MOSES, Concomitant Medication, and Adverse Event Assessments. Study drug dispensing, titration, and accountability assessments. Involved in recruitment activities and provides training support and oversight to other study personnel.

Research Assistant: Participated in research activity with Dr. David Marazek and Dr. Karen Weihs information such as involvement making lay protocol summary, conduct literature search, website development, videotaping sessions, and other usual and customary tasks of research assistant. Participated in studies involving drugs such as Paroxetine Divalproex Sodium.

Research Assistant: Participated in research study with Philip Janicak as a second year and fourth year resident on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation vs. ECT trial. The tasks involved clinical assessment, screening, monitoring, and treatment of study participants, tracking patient participation, and other coordination functions of clinical trials.

Research Assistant: Worked with Dr. Daniel Liberman on preparation for his research on “Internet Interactive Social Skill Training and Intervention for Alcohol Abuse College Students”. GCP certified.

Sub-Investigator: Dr.Naga Kothapalli, PhD.
Areas of Interest: CNS/Neurological Research

Dr. Kothapalli completed medical school in India where he worked in primary care and emergency medicine prior to moving to the U.S. in 2010. He has broad research experience in psychiatry and chemical dependency from the University of Texas Health Sciences at Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kothapalli moved to New York and finished his psychiatric externships at Long Island Jewish Hospital in Queens, St. Luke Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, and Brooklyn Developmental Center in Brooklyn. He finished his residency training in Adult Psychiatry at St. Mary Mercy Hospital in Michigan where he further honed his skills. With this extensive back ground and training, Dr. Kothapalli joined our corporation as a full-time attending psychiatrist. He is passionate about providing excellent evidence-based, patient centered care in a very supportive and thoroughly professional manner.

Staff Expertise

Clinical Coordinator: Katherine M. Hauch
Years of Clinical Research Experience: 3

Clinical Coordinator: Vivian Dao
Years of Clinical Research Experience: 3

Clinical Coordinator: Helen Laines
Years of Clinical Research Experience: 1

Research Assistant: Jessie Carado
Years of Clinical Research Experience: 1

Research Assistant: Jessica Serna
Years of Clinical Research Experience: 1

Patient Demographics

Since inception in 2012, SCR has developed rapidly, now serving over 3,500 adult patients and growing. In 2014, we averaged 58 new patients/month, in 2015 we averaged 61 new patients/month and in 2016 we have averaged 63 new patients/month.

Here is a current breakdown of our patient database by diagnosis category:
    Diagnosis Groups Percentage of
    Patient Population
    Anxiety 45%
    Depression 37%
    Bipolar 20%
    Attention Deficit 9%
    Panic 7%
    PTSD 2%
    Compulsive 2%
    Unspecified Psychosis 0.7%

Other Information

We use central IRB and our team meets once a week to discuss regulatory submissions.

Contact Center

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.