AMITA Health

Center Information

Laurie Smith
Executive Director of Research
AMITA Health
Clinical Research – Administrative Office
3040 Salt Creek Lane
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Healthy Volunteers
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases


AMITA Health is a nine hospital health system with an extensive physician provider network of more than 3,000 physicians. Three AMITA Health hospitals have been ranked among the Best Hospitals in Chicago metropolitan area by U.S News and World Report. AMITA Health is focused on delivering the most efficient, highest-quality, faith-based care possible.

Our locations include:
AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center
800 Biesterfield Road
Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Rehabilitation Hospital
935 Beisner Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

AMITA Health St Alexius Medical Center
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
1650 Moon Lake Boulevard
Hoffman Estates, IL. 60169

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Women & Children
1555 Barrington Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook
500 Remington Boulevard
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks
701 Winthrop Avenue
Glendale Heights, IL 60139

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Hinsdale
120 North Oak Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center LaGrange
5101 Willow Springs
LaGrange, IL 60525

We are committed to advancing medicine by developing new ways to treat disease through clinical trials. Those who participate in these trials are often the first to receive an investigational drug or gain access to new treatments before they are widely available.


AMITA Health has extensive experience conducting clinical trials with world-wide pharmaceutical companies in multiple disease areas. Our physicians and research staff are dedicated to providing strong regulatory, data management, and clinical coordinating support.

We specialize in the following areas:

  • Neurosciences (Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease and Stroke)
  • Oncology
  • Behavioral Health (Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Sleeping Disorders)
  • Cardiology
  • Vascular and Interventional Radiology
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Bariatrics
  • Pulmonary
  • Wound Healing


AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital specializes in: Eating Disorders; Autism Spectrum Disorders; Self-Injury; Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders; Sleep Medicine; Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation; Vivitrol and Suboxone.

Virtual Reality is an exciting new tool used to treat various anxiety disorders, phobias, and addictions. It provides an opportunity to expose patients to fearful situations virtually, before actually doing so "in vivo" or real life.

The AMITA Health Cancer Institute at Alexian Brothers Health System is the first network facility in Illinois to receive Commission on Cancer Accreditation. We were also one of the first facilities to be granted National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers at two locations.

The AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Heart and Vascular Institute offers a full range of noninvasive testing for the rapid detection and treatment of heart and vascular diseases. We are adept at performing state-of-the-art minimally invasive procedures from diagnostic cardiac catheterization to complex interventional procedures as well as cardio-thoracic and vascular surgery.

The AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center is recognized on the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Target: Stroke Honor Roll. Our specially trained experts at the Illinois Gamma Knife Center use a revolutionary tool "the Gamma Knife®" to perform brain surgery with exact precision without using a scalpel. The Illinois Gamma Knife Center at the Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute is the only Gamma Knife location in the Northwest Chicago suburbs and is one of three in the state. Since opening in 2005, the Illinois Gamma Knife Center treats more than 200 patients a year.

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Women & Children's Hospital offers children the specialized care they need with local doctors certified in over 19 pediatric specialties; plus 24/7 in-house pediatric intensive care and neonatology specialists. For pediatric emergencies, we also have Emergikids, an emergency room just for kids, staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency physicians and nurses certified in Pediatric Advanced Life support.

The AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Rehabilitation Hospital (ABRH) is a state-of-the-art facility that offers inpatient services, day rehabilitation, outpatient services and specialty programs. ABRH is a partnership between Alexian Brothers Health System and the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), offering convenient access to the same expert care that has earned RIC the ranking of "Best Rehabilitation Hospital in America" by U.S. News & World Report every year since 1991. The Joint Commission awarded Alexian Rehabilitation Hospital Disease-Specific Care Certification for Stroke Rehabilitation, making it one of few in the state with this distinction.

AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center, Hinsdale and AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center have been designated by U.S. News and World Report as High Performing in the Adult Procedures/Conditions of Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

The Women's Imaging Center at AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center Bolingbrook, St Alexius Medical Center and Alexian Brothers Medical Center have been accredited through the American College of Radiology and has received the designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence.


AMITA Health Investigators by therapeutic area:

Anthony Auriemma MD

Behavioral Health:
Andrew Kim MD
Anthony D’Agostino MD
Patrick McGrath PhD
Jason Washburn PhD
Xiaohong Yu MD

Andrei Pop MD
Jack Chamberlin MD
Mohammed Khan MD
Martin Mullen MD
Parag Doshi MD
Francisco Aguilar MD
Dominick Stella DO
Paraq Doshi MD, FACC, FSCAI
Edgar Carell MD

Tim Malisch, MD
Franklin Marden, MD
Vipan Gupta, MD
Sanjay Yadla, MD
Guy Dugan, MD
Concetta Forchetti, MD, PhD
Esmeralda Park MD
Ajay Sood MD
Samuel Rosenblatt MD

Claire Michelsen MSN, APN, CNM
Rosemarie Roose RNS, MSN

Steve Kanter MD
Kevin McKian MD
Bruce Bank MD
Gary Gordon MD
Gary Kay MD
Alkarim Tajuddin MD
Robert Maganini MD
Martin Boyer DO
Michael Racenstein MD
Elyse Schneiderman MD
Renee Jacobs MD
Sudarshan Sharma MD
Donald Sweet MD

Steven Chudik MD
Benjamin Domb MD
Sanjay Patari MD

Pediatric Endocrinology:
Angela Ganan Soto MD

Edward J. Diamond MD, FCCP
John E. Pantano MD, FCCP
Michael Keller MD, FCCP
Robert W. Hart MD, FCCP, FAASM
Clifford Massie PhD, FAASM
Anna Ivanenko MD, PhD, FAASM
Nawaid M. Shakir MD, FCCP
Neeraj Desai MD, FCCP
Kevin Kovitz MD, FCCP
Guy M. Dugan MD, FCCP

Linda Foster PT

Vascular & Interventional Radiology:
Luke Sewall MD
Francis Facchini MD
Michael Sichlau MD
Steven Smith MD


The AMITA Health clinical research team consists of over 40 dedicated healthcare professionals, with extensive clinical trials management experience.

The team is led by:

Executive Director Clinical Research-Laurie Smith

Director Business Office-Laura Atkin

Director Clinical Research Operations-Jennifer Clauson

The Clinical Research team includes the following FTEs:

Executive Director - 1
Director - 2
Manager - 1
Research Integrity and Compliance Manager-1
Finance Analyst-2
Project Coordinator-1
Regulatory Administrator-3
Research Clinician (I and II)-4
Senior Research Nurse Coordinator-2
Clinical Research Coordinator II-10
Clinical Research Coordinator I-3
Data Manager-2
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant-2


AMITA Health has multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff to meet the needs of the populations we serve.

AMITA Health Patient Demographics:
49% Men
51% Women

24% Age of 17 and under
35% Age 18-44
28% Age 45-64
13% Age 65 and Over

75% White
23% Hispanic
6% African American/Black
7% Asian
9% Other Race
3% 2+ Race


All AMITA Health clinical trials are reviewed by an Institutional Review Board (IRB). Our site has extensive experience working with both commercial and federal central IRBs.

For information contact:
Shivi Stanley, Manager Research Integrity and Compliance

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