Mark Steven Nestor, M.D., Ph.D.
Site Director and Investigator
Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research
2925 Aventura Boulevard, Suite 205
Aventura, FL 33180
Under the direction of, Board Certified, world renowned Dermatologists Mark Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., and Brian Berman, M.D., Ph.D., the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research™ is South Florida's premier Dermatology clinical trial site. With over 60 years of collective clinical research expertise, Drs. Nestor and Berman conduct a variety of FDA and IIS in all areas of Dermatology and Aesthetics.
Nestled in the heart of beautiful Aventura, our well established clinical research center is located in a state of the art 8,000 square foot facility with 15 exam rooms. Our extensive photography room, fully certified research staff with 2 physician research fellows, large storage space, temperature controlled fridge/freezer, centrifuge and CLIA certified lab enable us to perform complex and sophisticated clinical trials. Further, our extensive database of over 1,000,000 patients allows our site to quickly find suitable participants.
The Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research™ has conducted over 100 adult and pediatric Phase II-IV, bioequivalence, and investigator initiated clinical trials. Our clinical research site focuses in the following areas:
Over the years, our clinical research site has worked with many Sponsors and Contract Research Organizations (CROs). Please contact the Research Department at the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research™ for a complete list of the Sponsors and CROs that we have worked with to date.
Mark Steven Nestor, M.D., Ph.D. - Director and Principal Investigator
Mark S. Nestor, M.D., Ph.D., serves as Director of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research™ and the Center for Cosmetic Enhancement®, Aventura, Florida. He is a Voluntary Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery and the Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.
Dr. Nestor is recognized as a world expert in clinical research in most areas of clinical Dermatology and aesthetics including acne, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis and skin cancer, light therapies to treat skin disease, cutaneous laser surgery, photodynamic therapy, Radiation Therapy. His aesthetic expertise includes lasers, RF and other devices, and the use of fillers and toxins. As Director for CCCR he has conducted more than 150 FDA and non-FDA clinical trials. He has authored over 100 articles and book chapters, has delivered over 900 major presentations around the world and is viewed as an internationally acclaimed lecturer and instructor of clinical and cosmetic dermatology. Dr. Nestor has also directed over 100 meetings and symposia on various topics in the field of cosmetic dermatology, laser surgery and practice management. He Chairs the Annual South Beach Symposium. Dr. Nestor also serves as a consultant to numerous pharmaceutical and device companies assisting them in the development of new medications, devices and Cosmeceuticals.
Dr. Nestor received his bachelor’s degree in Biology from The State University of New York, his Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology and Immunology from UCLA and his M.D. from UCLA School of Medicine. He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at UCLA Medical Center and West Los Angeles V.A. Medical Center. He completed his Residency in Dermatology at New York University. He is the President of the American Cutaneous Oncology Society, a past President of the American Society for Photodynamic Therapy, the International Society for Cosmetic and Laser Surgeons, and Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Nestor has received numerous awards including an AAD Presidential Commendation, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Florida Society of Dermatology as well as Research, Presentation and Teaching awards from the International Master Course on Aging Skin.
To learn more about Dr. Mark S. Nestor visit: MarkNestorMD.com
Brian Berman, M.D., Ph.D. - Co-Director and Principal Investigator
Dr. Brian Berman is Professor Emeritus of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and has had the honor of serving as a member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology Association. He is President-elect and past Vice President of the American Dermatological Association. He has served as Professor of Dermatology and Internal Medicine at the University of Miami, Medical Director for Dermatology for inpatient and outpatients at Dade County’s Jackson Memorial Hospital, Professor of Dermatology and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The University of California, Davis, Chief of the Dermatology Service at the VA Medical Center, Martinez, CA, and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He is Secretary of the American Cutaneous Oncology Society, Secretary of the American Hyperhidrosis Medical Society, past President and the Founder of The National Association of Veterans Affairs Dermatologists, Chairman of the Dermatology Field Advisory Group for The Department of Veterans Affairs, and serves on the Scientific Advisory / Editorial Boards of The European Journal of Dermatology, SKINmed, Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, and SKIN.
In addition to caring for patients at Skin and Cancer Associates in Aventura, FL, Dr. Berman is Co-Director of the Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research he continues his broad-based clinical research program while focusing on the study of the control of scarring and skin cancer. He has presented at over 300 local, regional, state, national and international Dermatologic Societies and conferences. He is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed scientific and clinical articles, chapters and books, is the recipient of the Dean’s Senior Faculty Clinical Research Award from the University of Miami School of Medicine, was bestowed the “Scientist of the Year” Award from Sigma Xi the Science and Research Honor Society and is included in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Doctors in America”.
To learn more about Dr. Mark S. Nestor visit: scacce.com/physicians/Berman
Julie Santos, PA-C. - Site Manager and Sub-Investigator
Julie A. Santos, PA-C., is a certified physician’s assistant with Skin and Cancer Associates and The Center for Cosmetic Enhancement®, in Aventura, FL. For the past 20 years, under the direction of Dr. Mark S. Nestor, she has performed a multitude of both clinical dermatologic and cosmetic enhancement procedures which include I & D’s, biopsies, D & C’s, excision and repairs, laser surgeries as well as oversee the clinical staff for the practice. Further, Ms. Santos is Sub-Investigator for both investigator-initiated and FDA Clinical Trials conducted by the Center for Cosmetic and Clinical Research™.
Ms. Santos received her Bachelor of Science/Physician Assistant Degree from Nova Southeastern University, graduating with highest honors. Additionally, she has continued her training, receiving certifications in Clinical Research Training, and GCP Training from NIH, as well as certification by the National Commission for Physician Assistants. She has served as Sub-Investigator or Clinical Research Coordinator for numerous clinical trials.
The Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research™ is located in the northeast quadrant of the County of Miami-Dade bordering Broward County.
The County of Miami-Dade is the southeastern most county on the United States mainland. According to a 2017 census report, the county had a population of 2,751,796, making it the most populous county in Florida and the seventh most populous county in the United States.
Broward County is a county located in the state of Florida. As of 2017, the population was 1,935,878, making it the second most populous county in Florida and the 17th most populous county in the United States. Broward County is part of the Miami Metropolitan Area.
|Topics||County of Miami-Dade||Broward County|
|Population by Race
and Hispanic Origin
White - 78.8%
White - 63.2%
|Population by Gender
|Female - 51.5%
Male - 48.5%
|Female - 51.3%
Male - 48.7%
|Population by Age
|Under 5 years - 5.8%
Under 18 years - 20.2%
65 years and over - 16.2%
|Under 5 years - 5.8%
Under 18 years - 21.2%
65 years and over - 16.6%
The Center for Clinical and Cosmetic Research™ has the following listed trials actively enrolling at this time.