Axiom Clinical Research of Florida

Center Information

Kathleen Carlson, RN, CCRC, Director
Director of Clinical Research
Axiom Clinical Research of Florida
2919 Swann Avenue, Suite 105 A
Tampa, FL 33609

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas


Performance Metrics

Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 3 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 8
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


Axiom Clinical Research of Florida has been successfully completing Phase II-IV neurology clinical studies in an outpatient setting since 1993. Our mission statement is simple: "Axiom performs clinical research that provides exceptional patient care and efficiently produces high quality, clean and credible research data." Our research is conducted following FDA and ICH GCP Guidelines. Under the able leadership of our five prominent Tampa Neurology physicians, we are able to provide individualized service to patients and clinical development sponsors in all areas of neurologic research. We have recently been joined by five (5) Board Certified Internal Medicine physicians (one of whom is also Board Certified in Endocrinology), who have been involved as Principal and Sub Investigators for cardiovascular and Internal Medicine based protocols since 1996. All our physicians are well-versed in protocol requirements and conduction of studies according to FDA and ICH/GCP Guildelines. Our Neurology practice has conducted trials in:

  • Alzheimers Disease
  • ALS
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dementia (including MID & DAT)
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Head Injury
  • Migraine/Headache
  • Multiple Sclerosis (with/without Spasticity)
  • Muscle Disease
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Vascular Dementia
  • Other Neurological Disorders

Our Internal Medicine/Endocrinology practice has conducted trials in:

  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Anti-Infectives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Neuropathic Pain Control

We have successfully conducted clinical trials under contract with numerous pharmaceutical companies, including:

  • Abbott
  • Amgen
  • Athena Neurosciences
  • Bayer Pharmaceuticals
  • Berlex Labs
  • Biogen
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Cephalon
  • Eisai America, Inc.
  • Forest Laboratories
  • Genentech
  • Glaxo Wellcome
  • Jannsen
  • Marion Merrell Dow
  • Merck
  • Neotherapeutics
  • Novartis
  • Parke Davis
  • Regeneron
  • Sandoz
  • Scherer DDS
  • Synergen
  • Syntex
  • Wyeth Ayerst
  • Zeneca


Axiom Clinical Research of Florida is located within minutes of Tampa International Airport and three major area hospitals. We are equipped to perform EMG and NCV studies, evoked potentials, EEG and ECG on site, and have access to full pulmonary function and clinical laboratory facilities within our building. A sleep lab and a MRI Diagnostic Center, both with accredited personnel, are available for our use at each of our affiliated hospitals. We have both -20° and -70° freezers, as well as a locked refrigerator and locked drug cabinets available on site for drug and/or lab sample storage. We have dedicated space for CRA monitoring, with phone, fax, and on line service easily accessible for their use.


Axiom Clinical Research of Florida has five neurologists and five Internal Medicine physicians, all of whom are experienced, dedicated, and well-versed in clinical trial procedures and requirements. We also have four clinical trial coordinators, one of whom is CCRC certified through ACRP, experienced in adhering to protocol requirements, providing study-specific patient assessments, and detailed data collection.



Graduating in 1970 from University of Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Sergay went on to complete his residency through Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts from 1973 through 1976, at Peter Bent Brigham, Beth Israel, and Children’s Hospitals. He received Board Certification in Neurology & Psychiatry in 1977, becoming a naturalized citizen of the USA in 1978. In 1981, Dr. Sergay and his family moved to Tampa, FL. where he founded Tampa Neurology Associates. In 1993, he was one of the principal founders of Axiom Clinical Research of Florida, conducting clinical trials for major pharmaceutical companies such as Merck, Novartis, Parke-Davis, and other well-known sponsors. Dr. Sergay was chosen as President of the American Academy of Neurology in 2005 and is a well-known speaker for the industry. He has staffing privileges at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, and Tampa General.

Dr. Steen graduated from the University of Florida Medical School in 1978, served her residency in University of South Florida and affiliated hospitals and completed her Neurology residency at the University of Florida, Gainesville, receiving Board Certification n Medicine & Surgery in 1979 and in Neurology and Psychiatry in 1991. She joined Dr. Sergay as a neurologist in Tampa Neurology Associates in 1983, becoming a partner shortly thereafter, and is a co-founder of Axiom Clinical Research of Florida (1993). Dr. Steen is a renowned speaker for Alzheimer’s Disease, and is Medical Director of the Memory Disorder Clinic at the Center for Comprehensive Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital. She is on staff at St. Joseph’s, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital and Tampa General.

Dr. Cascione received his Doctorate in Medicine in 1991 from University of Vermont College of Medicine. After completing residencies at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine (1992) and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina (1995), he received his Board Certification in Neurology & Psychiatry in 1997 and in Electrodiagnostic Medicine in 1998. Dr. Cascione joined Tampa Neurology Associates and Axiom Clinical Research of Florida in 1996, subsequently becoming a partner in both companies. He is on staff at St. Joseph’s, Memorial Hospital of Tampa, St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital and Tampa General. Dr. Cascione is a well-known speaker for the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and is Medical Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Clinic at the Center for Comprehensive Rehabilitation at Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Reddy graduated from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, AP, India, in 1998, as well as receiving his ECFMG Certification that same year. He completed his Neurology residency and Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2004 and 2005. Dr. Reddy received his Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology certification in 2005 and his Diplomate, American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine certification in 2006. He joined our staff at Axiom Clinical Research of Florida in August, 2006 after working as a neurologist in Pennsylvania and North Dakota. Dr. Reddy is well-versed in ICH/GCP procedures and in all aspects of clinical research practice.



For inpatient studies, we utilize St. Joseph’s, and Memorial Hospitals IRBs. For outpatient studies, we are able to use either a Central IRB designated by the Sponsor, or one of our local IRBs, if needed.


Axiom Clinical Research is currently enrolling for studies in the following areas. If you'd like to participate in any of these trials, please contact our office for further information>

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Migraines
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • M S with Cognitive Impairment
  • MS with Spascity


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