Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio

Center Information

Janice Orem
Research Coordinator
Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio
7810 Louis Pasteur, Suite 200
San Antonio, TX 78229

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Plastic Surgery

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 125
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 118
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 5000+
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 7 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 10
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio was founded by Dr. Steven A. Davis in 1987.

Dr. Davis has been providing quality dermatological care in the San Antonio area for over 25 years. Dr. Davis, his associates, and staff are committed to providing exceptional medical, surgical, and cosmetic skin care for all patients in a professional, courteous, and caring manner.


Our site has extensive experience conducting Phase II-IV trials and have also conducted several Phase I studies.

We have participated in product/device trials in the following therapeutic areas:

  • Acne
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Bacterial Infections (Adult)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Condylomata
  • Cosmetic treatment of Crow’s Feet and Glabellar Lines
  • Hair Removal
  • Hidradinitis Suppurative
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Onychomycosis
  • Personal care product (Infants)
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitits
  • Tinea Curis
  • Tinea Pedis (Prevention)
  • Topical Anesthesia
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Pediatric)
  • Bacterial Infections (Pediatrics)
  • Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
  • Drug Delivery
  • Herpes Labialis
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Personal care products (Hands)
  • Plaque Psoriasis
  • Rosascea
  • Superficial Mycoses
  • Severe Hand Dermatitis
  • Tinea Pedis
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Urticaria

Our center has worked with the following sponsor companies:

  • 3M Pharmaceuticals
  • Abbott
  • Actavis
  • Allergan
  • Alpharma USPD, Inc.
  • Altana, Inc.
  • Amgen
  • Anacor
  • Atrix Laboratories, Inc.
  • Aventis
  • Basilea Pharmaceutica
  • Becton Dickinson Transdermal Systems
  • Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
  • Biomedical Development Corporation
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals
  • Celgene
  • Celtic
  • Clay-Park Labs, Inc.
  • Connetics Corporation
  • DUSA Pharmaceuticals
  • Dermik Laboratories
  • ESC Medical Systems
  • Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
  • Galderma
  • Genentech
  • Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Graceway
  • Graceway
  • Hill Dermaceuticals, Inc.
  • Leo Pharma
  • Maruho
  • Matrix Pharmaceuticals
  • Medicus
  • MedImmune
  • Norvum
  • Norvartis
  • Norvartis Consumers Health
  • Penederm, Inc.
  • Peplin
  • Perrigo Pharmaceuticals
  • Pfizer
  • QLT USA, Inc.
  • Sani-Fresh International
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Scibase International
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Serono Laboratories
  • Shionogi USA, Inc.
  • Stiefel Pharmaceuticals
  • TAP Holdings, Inc.
  • TEVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Our facility is located in the South Texas Medical Center which is home to twelve hospitals, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and numerous specialty physicians and diagnostic centers. It is conveniently accessed via all major expressways and public transportation. Lodging and the international airport are only minutes from the site. With over 6,000 square feet of office space, we offer the following:

  • Secured ambient and refrigerated study drug storage
  • Secure medical records storage
  • Secured CRF archive storage
  • Private monitor room with secure telephone lines & computer ports w/ high speed internet
  • Ample, free parking
  • -20 degree freezer
  • Centrifuge
  • Phlebotomy
  • Ample storage for lab kits and shipping materials
  • Crash Cart
  • Oxygen
  • Emergency Medications
  • Skilled dermatological photographer
  • UVB Therapy Unit
  • BLU-U System
  • Palomar IPL
  • Palomar Q Switch
  • ESC Photoderm (IPL)
  • Vasculight 1064 Laser
  • CO2 Laser
  • Erbium Laser
  • Quadralase
  • Endymed RF


Steven A. Davis, M.D.., the principal investigator, is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Dr. Davis completed his dermatology residency at the University of California San Francisco Medical School and was on the academic faculty there for six years. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1977. He has over 20 years of experience doing clinical research studies. He has published widely in the lay and scientific press and is currently Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine (Dermatology) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In additional to his general dermatology practice, Dr. Davis is the director of the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio and the Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio.

Gloria J. Johnson, MPAS, PA-C , served in the US Air Force for 20 years and received a Bachelor of Science, Physician Associate, from the University of Oklahoma in 1985. She is nationally board certified as a Physician Assistant. She did an Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery PA Residency in 1993. She received a Master's in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska in 2000. She has a very diverse clinical background which includes experience in family practice, primary care/urgent care, otolaryngology, neurology, and dermatology.


San Antonio's positive view towards clinical research allows us to recruit study subjects by direct referrals from Dermatology and Laser Clinic of San Antonio, physician referrals, and aggressive media advertisement, as well as successful word-of-mouth patient recruitment strategies. Ethnic diversity, presence of a large retirement population, and a rapid rate of family growth make San Antonio an excellent place in which to do clinical research studies. In addition to common dermatological disorders, such as acne and psoriasis, San Antonio has a large population affected by heat and sunlight related disorders, including skin cancers and pre-cancerous growths, fungal infections and seasonal dermatitis. We have a catchment area of more than 1.2 million people. We also maintain several databases for those subject interested in future studies.

Each year Dermatology and Laser Center of San Antonio™ physicians and staff see approximately 20,000 patients per year. Our location allows access to South Texas’ broad scope of subjects, encompassing a multitude of ethnicities, races, and disease states.


Because we are dedicated exclusively to Dermatology, our staff has a vast experience in all Dermatology related conditions, giving us the ability to deliver accurate data in a timely fashion. Compliance and completion rates for our studies are high. Enrollment and completion rates typically meet or exceed sponsor requirements, and we are often asked to enroll more than our original quota to help the sponsor reach its national goals. Our coordinators facilitate immediate turn-around times for regulatory document submissions, revised ICF’s and clinical trial documents.

Our site has worked closely with several central IRB’s including Quorum Review, Western Institutional Review Board, Coast Independent Review Board, Independent Review Board and, IntegReview Ethical Review Board.

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