NEA Baptist Clinic - Clinical Research Center

Center Information

Paul Koros, RN, CCRC
Site Manager
NEA Baptist Clinic - Clinical Research Center
4802 East Johnson Avenue
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 934-5210
(870) 934-3645

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Plastic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
Trauma (Emergency, Injury, Surgery)


With a mission to provide comprehensive, quality healthcare to patients in Northeast Arkansas, NEA BAPTIST Clinic is located in Jonesboro, Arkansas (In the region between Little Rock, Memphis and St. Louis) NEA BAPTIST Clinic is the largest multi-specialty medical-group in Arkansas. The population served is 600,000, coming to Jonesboro for their healthcare needs from a 17 county area.

NEA BAPTIST Clinic, formerly NEA Clinic, began in 1977 and now has about 110 physicians on staff, with plans underway to recruit at least 20 more physicians in the next two to three years.

NEA BAPTIST Clinic has been recognized nationally by the American Medical Group Association (AMGA) as the national clinic of the year in 2001, 2003 and 2005. The clinic has been recognized by the American College of Physicians for its work with regard to providing care for those in need. NEA BAPTIST Clinic is truly a nationally recognized clinic in our area boasting over 375,000 patient visits per year in multiple clinic sites in Northeast Arkansas.


  • Device Studies
  • Genomic testing
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Mortons Neuroma
  • Tinnitus
  • Coronary Health
  • Contraception
  • Incontinence
  • Obesity
  • STD's
  • Genital Warts
  • Reproductive Health
  • Breast Cancer
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Neuropathy
  • Epilepsy
  • Psoriasis
  • Community Acquire Pneumonia
  • High Cholesterol
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Heart Failure
  • Gout
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Hip surgery Questionnaire
  • Weight Loss
  • Pharyngitis
  • Wound Care
  • Venous Ulcers to Lower Extremities
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Acne
  • Dry Eye
  • Opiod Constipation
  • Thyroid
  • Lung Cancer
  • Vascular Health
  • Infertility
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Menopause
  • Arthritis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Hormone Therapy
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Otitis Externa
  • Ragweed Allergies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Scar Revision
  • Eczema
  • Diabetes I & II
  • Bacterial Conjunctivitis
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Osteoporosis
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Genital Herpes
  • Vaginal Infections
  • Female Sexual Desire Disorder
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Otitis Media
  • Migraines
  • Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Flu Treatment
  • Hypertension
  • Ocular Surface
  • Colon Cancer
  • Lymphoma

Sponsors/CRO's with whom we have worked:

  • 3M
  • TAP Pharmaceuticals
  • Solvay Pharmaceuticals
  • BioSante Pharmaceuticals
  • Schering-Plough
  • Pfizer
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Eli Lilly
  • Roche
  • Wyeth
  • AstraZeneca
  • Abbott Pharmaceuticals
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
  • Cogentus
  • Forest Research
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Alcon Research
  • Spherix
  • Bausch & Lomb
  • DioBex
  • Accentia
  • Bayer
  • Genentech
  • Schwarz
  • Quintiles
  • PPD
  • PharmaNet
  • Chiltern
  • Kendle
  • MDS Pharma
  • MedPace
  • Covance
  • I3
  • ICON
  • INC Research
  • LBR Regulatory
  • PRA
  • Covalent Group


NEA Baptist Clinic is the largest and most comprehensive physician-led and professionally managed multi-specialty group practice in the region. NEA Baptist Clinic is made up of over 110 physicians providing care in more than 35 medical specialties. The mission of NEA Baptist Clinic is to provide comprehensive, personalized, quality health care for patients throughout the Northeast Arkansas region.

NEA Baptist Clinic - Clinical Research Center is a fully dedicated research facility located within the largest multi-specialty group of physicians in the region. The clinical research center supports all physician specialties associated with clinical trials. The study coordinators are located with their Physician/PI to offer a more seamless system and more access to patient population.

The Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care is located on the northwest corner of the NEA Baptist medical campus. They are dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized quality cancer care for their patients throughout the Northeast Arkansas region. The cancer center brings together the area's most respected oncology physicians in one extraordinary, comprehensive facility housing research, diagnosis, treatment and support side-by-side.

Services provided at the Cancer Center are radiation oncology, or radiation therapy, medical oncology, and infusion, including all diagnostics and testing.

NEA Baptist Clinic offers numerous services, including: a centralized imaging center with a breast-care facility, plus open-magnet MRI, CT scanner, ultrasound, bone densitometry equipment and hyperbaric chamber. Rheumatology has a dedicated infusion room, capable of managing 10 patients.

Cardiac testing is available from ultrasound imaging of the vascular system to nuclear testing to a free-standing cardiac catheterization lab. Full neurological testing is available in a neuroscience department featuring neurologists and neurosurgeons. Associated with this service is the region’s largest laboratory for blood testing on site.

Other services provided by NEA Baptist Clinic include audiology, allergy testing and treatment, optical shop, physical therapy, and laser eye treatments. A state of the art NEA Baptist Clinic Wellness Center is home to many programs for the community. The Volusion ultrasound equipment in our Women’s Clinic allows unbelievable images of the fetus.

Our History

In 1977, NEA Clinic was formed as a single practice with a moderate number of physicians and subspecialties. Our founders include Dr. Ray Hall, Dr. Michael Mackey, Dr. Robert Taylor, Dr. Michael Hightower, Dr. Stephen Woodruff, Dr. Anthony White, Dr. William Hubbard, Dr. Ronald Blachly, Dr. Michael Isaacson, Dr. Allen Nixon, and the late Dr. Hank Jordan. Since forming in 1977, NEA Baptist Clinic has become a multi-specialty, award-winning clinic and partner with NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. We have become a leader in clinical research and key provider of medical specialty services with hundreds of thousands of clinic visits each year.

Our 2010 merger with Baptist Memorial Health Care out of Memphis, TN was a strategic step toward providing for the long-term well-being of our community. Our progress includes the construction and completion of our new medical campus that opened January 2014. The campus is comprised of the 181-bed NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, adjoining medical office building housing the specialty offices of NEA Baptist Clinic, and the first of its kind, free standing Fowler Family Center for Cancer Care.

The hospital offers extensive inpatient and outpatient services - emergency department, surgical services, neurology, respiratory care, cancer care, pulmonary rehabilitation and more. NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital also features advanced heart care through the Heart Center of NEA and labor & delivery through the hospital's Women's Center.

We're shaped by the evolving health care needs of our community. We're listening as our patients tell us what health is to them. And we're steadily developing new specialty services to meet their expectations - right here at home.


We have over 20 Investigators available to support all of your clinical trial needs.

  • Norbert W. Delacey, Jr., M.D. F.A.C.O.G., Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Mark Clements Stripling, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Charles Cesare, Jr., M.D., Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Anthony Taylor White, M.D., Cardiology
  • Michael L. Isaacson, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiology
  • Dharmendra V. Patel, M.D., F.A.C.C., Cardiology
  • Brannon Treece, M.D., Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Wallace Scott Hoke, M.D., Family Medicine
  • Nathan Turney, M.D., Family Medicine
  • Carroll D. Scroggin, Jr., M.D., Hematology/Oncology
  • D. Allen Nixon, Jr., M.D., Hematology/Oncology
  • Scott Dorroh, M.D., Hematology/Oncology
  • Kenneth Chan, D.O., Neurology
  • Kevin Collins, M.D., Radiation Oncology
  • James Cullins, O.D., Optometry/Optometric Physician Primary Care
  • Jason Brandt, M.D., Orthopedic Surgery
  • Bryan Keith Lansford, M.D., CPI, Otolaryngology
  • Christopher Rowlett, D.P.M., Podiatry
  • Homer Brooks, M.D., A.A.F.P., Gerontology
  • Owen Criner, M.D., Pulmonology
  • Jeffrey Myhill, M.D., Otolaryngology
  • Steven Stroud, M.D., Infectious Disease
  • Angie Jones,


Our dedicated and committed research team includes:

Oncology Trials:

  • Dawn Smith, R.N., Site Manager
  • Reyna Salinas, Clinical Research Assistant/Regulatory Specialist
  • Emily Carvell, BSMT, Study Coordinator
  • Linda Sullins, RN, Study Coordinator

General Research Trials

  • Paul A. Koros, R.N., CCRC, Site Manager
  • Dana Hammett, Operations Coordinator
  • Jennifer Williams, Operations Coordinator
  • David Jenkins, LPN, CCRC, Study Coordinator
  • Michelle Erickson, RN, CCRC, Study Coordinator
  • Blake Davis, LPN, CCRC, Study Coordinator
  • Victoria Meyers, RN, CCRC, Study Coordinator


NEA BAPTIST Clinic is the largest multi-specialty medical-group in Arkansas. The population served is 600,000, coming to Jonesboro for their health care needs from a 17 county area.


Other Distinguishing information:

  • NEA BAPTIST Clinic - Clinical Research Center is well known as a high enrolling site
  • All Study Coordinators have much experience in EDC/RDC/IVRS
  • Central IRB Preferred

Contact Information:

Oncology Trials:
Dawn Smith, RN, Site Manager
Phone: 870-936-7067
Fax: 870-934-3678

General Research Trials:
Paul A. Koros, RN, CCRC, Site Manager
Phone: 870-936-8410
Fax: 870-934-3645


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.