South Florida Research Institute

Center Information

Hanif Malik, M.D, CCRC, CCRP, MCPS
Director of Clinical Research
South Florida Research Institute
2951 NW 49th Avenue, Suite 101
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Internal Medicine
Plastic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 15
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 90%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 80%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


South Florida Research Institute (SFRI) is an independent clinical research site integrated with a large Internal Medicine/Nephrology private practice, and a network of over 20 physicians in private practice. We have an extensive database of subjects interested in clinical research participation that have demonstrated exceptional compliance.


SFRI is composed of qualified Investigators, nurses, and study coordinators with over 35 years of combined clinical research experience. SFRI is committed to deliver efficient and timely clinical data in adherence with FDA regulations and GCP guidelines. In addition, our computerized system and customized software efficiently helps track recruitment, patient appointments and study visits & financial records

The staff has been thoroughly trained to negotiate the budgets and contracts, process IRB submissions and continuing reviews, coordinate the trials, process the regulatory paperwork, complete CRF’s, respond to sponsor queries, manage monitoring visits from sponsors, oversee billing process, work with departments and PI’s collaboratively to ensure all study-related needs are being met

Our areas of interest are but are not limited to the ones listed below:

  • Phase II-IV
  • Nephrology: Anemia, Hyperphosphatemia, CKD,Dialysis, Metabolic Bone Disease, ADH Syndrome, Proteinuria
  • Cardiology: Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia,Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Endocrinology: Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Obesity
  • Hematology
  • Vaccines
  • Musculoskeletal: Osteoarthritis
  • Neurology: Peripheral neuropathy, Post-herpetic neuralgia, Headaches
  • Dermatology: Cosmetic related research


The institute is located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, next to Florida Medical Center. It is just 15 minutes away from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport and able to provide the following:

  • -20° Freezer
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Digital Vital Signs Monitors
  • Fully equipped Laboratory
  • Laboratory CLIA certified
  • Blood Draw Stations
  • Centrifuges
  • Dedicated Refrigerators
  • Dry Ice
  • Double Locked Drug Storagewith Min/Max daily temperature device
  • Onsite file storage area
  • Monitoring Rooms with telephone, high speed internet access, fax and copier,
  • Patient Examination/ treatment Rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Electronic CRF Capabilities
  • Coordinators with Private Offices
  • High speed and wireless internet access


The center prides itself with board-certified/eligible specialists dedicated and experienced in medical research. There are 5 full-time experienced clinical research coordinators. Investigators and coordinators alike have very focused approach in conducting clinical trials, with adherence to Good Clinical Practice principles cognizant of the FDA guidelines. The personnel have published papers in popular scientific journals.

Edouard Martin, MD, Principal Investigator
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Diego Echeverri, MD, Principal Investigator
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology

Each specialty division of SFRI includes experienced board-certified investigators and sub-investigators.


Our Expertise is Your Advantage

  • 10 years+ of Clinical Research Experience
  • Team of Certified / Trained Clinical Research Coordinators. Our research coordinators include foreign medical graduates.
  • Fully Bilingual Staff
  • Internal Unique Feasibility Assessments
  • Proven Reputation with Established Sponsor Relationships
  • Strategic Recruitment Plan Constructed for Each Protocol
  • Ambitious Enrollment Efforts
  • Expeditious Regulatory Submissions
  • Established Rapport with Central IRBs
  • Electronic Data Capture Experience
  • Continuing Staff Education
  • Proactive and Responsive Management Team
  • Strategic Alliances with CRO’s and Sponsors


Our geographic area is comprised by a wide range of age, gender, and ethnic background. Our population is mainly adult over 20 years old.

Our computer data base system allows us to track eligible candidates by demographic information and other screening criteria, therefore we are able to respond to study enrollment requirements quickly.


We are able to use Central IRB, which ensures a quick turnaround of documents.

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.