Broward Health Medical Center

Center Information
Noella Dietz Ph.D.
Corporate Director of Research – Broward Health
Broward Health Medical Center

Debra Ayer, MSN, RN, CCRP
Manager of Research - Broward Health
Broward Health Medical Center
1600 S. Andrews Ave.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
954-355-5563 or 954-712-7961 (Linda Borus Research Associate)

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)


Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health System includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. Broward Health is one of the 10 largest public healthcare systems in the nation.

Broward Health Medical Center has dedicated in-house Cardiovascular/Stroke and Adult and Pediatric Cancer research teams as well as Pediatric Sickle Cell. Our cardiac & cancer research nurses work with board certified cardiologists & internal medicine physicians as well as board certified hematologist/oncologists. Broward Health Medical Center offers comprehensive full-services cardiac care. Our Comprehensive Cancer Center provides state-of-the art diagnosis and care for all forms of cancer in adults and children. Broward Health Medical Center is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center in Broward County.

Broward Health North has a dedicated in-house Cancer research team working with board certified hematologist/oncologists. Broward Health North offers full-service comprehensive care in areas such as cancer, stroke, and trauma.

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  • Cancer- Adult & Pediatric
  • Cardiovascular
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Orthopedic
  • Pulmonary
  • Trauma
  • Stroke
  • Sickle Cell - Pediatric

The Cardiovascular Research team has worked with sponsors, such as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Organon, Merck, Reliant, Proctor & Gamble, Otsuka, Eli Lilly, Covalent, deCode Genetics, NitroMed, Gilead, Sanofi-aventis, Roche, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Amarin, Medtronic, Sorin, and Abbott. We have conducted ACS/IVUS trials, CAD, CHF, DVT, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, and Electrophysiology as well as many other related areas.

Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health North Adult Cancer research programs have offered trials from the National Cancer Institute cooperative groups as well as pharmaceutical clinical trials, ranging from NRG Oncology, Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG), to Soligenix, GSK, Amgen, Sanofi-aventis, Wyeth, Pfizer, Puma, Abbott, Amgen & Imclone. Broward Health Medical Center is also a main member of the Children's Oncology Group (COG).

Broward Health North (BHN) - Research: 954-786-6736
Simone Franklin, Research Associate


Broward Health Medical Center is a full-service hospital with in-house research teams.


Broward Health Medical Center (BHMC)

Celso Agner – Neurology and Interventional Neurology
Violet Atanasoski–McCormack, M.D. – Cardiology – Interventional
Arnoux Blanchard, M.D. – Cardiology
Alejandro Cambara, M.D.- Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Frank Catinella, M.D. – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
James Cimera, M.D. – Neurology
Angelica Garzon, M.D. - Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Joel Gellman, M.D. – Cardiology
Fahim Habib, M.D. – Trauma & General Surgery
Kenneth Herskowitz, M. D. – Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery
David Kenigsberg, M.D. – Cardiology - Electrophysiology
Andre Landau, M.D. – Cardiology – Interventional
Evan Landau , M.D. – Therapeutic Radiation
Marshall Lieberfarb, M.D. – Therapeutic Radiation
Ridwan Lin, M.D. – Neurology and Interventional Neurology
Faraaz Mushtaq D.O. - Cardiology
Ahmed Osman, M.D. – Cardiology – Electrophysiology
Michael Parra, M.D. – Trauma & General Surgery
Ivan Puente, M.D. – Trauma & General Surgery
Hector Rodriguez–Cortes, M.D. – Pediatric Oncology
Gary Richmond, M. D.– Pulmonology
John Rozanski, M.D. – Cardiology
Catalina Ruiz Mesa, M.D. - Pediatric Hematology Oncology
Janet Sperry, M.D. — Therapeutic Radiation
Kenneth Zelnick, M.D. – Interventional Cardiology

Broward Health North (BHN)

Celso Agner, M.D. – Neurology and Interventional Neurology
David Kahn, M.D. – Hematologist/Medical Oncologist
Jorge Hurtado-Cordovi, M.D. - Hematologist/Medical Oncologist
Evan Landau ,M.D. – Therapeutic Radiation
Marshall Lieberfarb, M.D. – Therapeutic Radiation
Ridwan Lin, M.D. – Neurology and Interventional Neurology
Janet Sperry, M.D.—Therapeutic Radiation Marc A.


BHMC Cardiovascular Research Team: 954-355-5563

Debra Ayer, RN, MSN, MBA, CCRP
Amor Leahy, RN, BSN

BHMC Adult Cancer Research Team: 954-355-5346 or 954-712-7961

Toni Rodriguez, RN, CCRP

Linda Borus, BS, Research Associate

BHMC Children's Research Team: 954-355-5488

Arlene McMillan, BSN, MS, RN, OCN, CCRP

Nirmali Meera Ramsook RN, BA

Eileen Posgay RRT, Research Associate

Trauma Research Team: 954-355-8917

BHN Cancer Research Team: 954-786-6736

Simone Franklin B.A. Research Associate


Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale) Florida
Large diverse population of all ages and racial/ethnic groups.


Broward Health Institutional Review Board - meets monthly and returns approval letters in a timely fashion.<br/ > For IRB information and forms, see: <br/ >954-355-4941<br/ >Broward Health IRB<br/ >Broward Health Medical Center<br/ >1600 S. Andrews Ave.<br/ >Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316

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