Holy Cross Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute

Center Information

Janice Schuck
Clinical Research Administrator
Holy Cross Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute
1951 NE 47th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Internal Medicine
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases


Holy Cross Hospital has long been recognized as the region’s premier provider of cardiac care. This distinction has been exemplified through our ability to move into the exciting and ever-changing arena of cardiovascular research through the Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute. Due to the generosity of Jim and Jan Moran and the JM Family Enterprises, Inc., along with the vision of the Sisters of Mercy and the skilled dedication of our Physician Investigators and staff, our Research Institute is poised to contribute significantly to finding innovative ways to manage the damage caused by heart disease-and ceasing the far-reaching damage it inflicts on the lives of those affected in our community. We’re pursuing an advanced scientific and clinical research agenda, enabling Holy Cross Hospital and its physicians to offer patients access to advanced clinical therapies that would otherwise not be available in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida and beyond. We are committed to a culture of inclusion in which all people are welcomed, valued and celebrated.


(Cardiology, Interventional Neurology, Interventional Radiology, Neurology)

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Acute Stroke
  • Angina/Chest Pain
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Therapy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Renal Artery Disease

List of Sponsors/CROs with which we have worked:

  • Aastrom Biosciences, Inc.
  • Abbott Vascular
  • Amgen, Inc.
  • Angel Med
  • Bard Peripheral Vascular
  • Boehringer-Ingelheim
  • Boston Scientific
  • Cardio Vascular Bio Therapeutics, Inc.
  • CardioMems
  • Codman &Shurtleff, Inc.
  • Duke Clinical Research Institute, Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Endologix, Inc.
  • Ethicon, a Johnson and Johnson Company
  • Ev3 Endovascular, Inc.
  • F.Hoffman- La Roche
  • Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Inc.
  • Johnson and Johnson
  • Lombard Medical Technologies, Inc.
  • Medtronic
  • Medtronic ATS Medical, Inc.
  • Momenta Pharmaceuticals
  • Montreal Heart Institute
  • National Institute of Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
  • Penumbra, Inc.
  • Pfizer, Inc.
  • Portola Pharmaceuticals
  • RegadoBioSciences, Inc.
  • Sanofi, US Services, Inc.
  • Schering-Plough Research Institute
  • Spiration, Inc.
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Takeda
  • The Medicines Company
  • W.L. Gore and Associates, Inc.


  • Covance
  • Henry Ford
  • Parexel
  • PPD
  • PRA, International
  • Quintiles


Located on North Federal Highway, Holy Cross Hospital is accessible by public transportation, a few miles east of Interstate 95 and a short drive from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The Jim Moran Heart and Vascular Research Institute is a fully supported facility dedicated exclusively to cardiovascular research involving new devices and drug therapies to advance the treatment of heart and vascular disease in our community. New trials are being added continually.

Specialized Equipment

IVUS; Rotational CT; DaVinci Robotics; TAVI (Trans aortic vascular implantation) MUGA Scan, Hybrid OR


Rishi Anand, MD - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Stuart Boe, MD - Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery
Irving David, MD - Cardiovascular And Thoracic Surgery
Vincente Font, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine
Pablo Guzman, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine
Alex Justicz, MD
Joshua Larned, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine/Interventional Cardiologist
Alexander Llanos, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine
Anele Manfredini, MD
Karan Munuswamy, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine
Alan Niederman, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine/Interventional Cardiology
Joshua Purow, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine/Interventional Cardiology
Charles Russo, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine
Ricky Schneider, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine
Daniel Weitz, MD - Cardiovascular Disease/Internal Medicine/Electrophysiology


Luke Beeler, PharmD, Clinical Research Pharmacist
Helene Boulanger - Clinical Research Financial Assistant
Judie Corbett - Regulatory Coordinator
Michele Gallo, Clinical Research Auditor
Morgan Holle, RN
Viviane Kleva, BS - Sr. Clinical Research Financial Analyst
Clare Rigby - Regulatory Coordinator
Wendy Schneider, MSN - Clinical Research Coordinator
Terri Stiefel, RN
Wilson Burke, CRA
Harmony Bourque, CRA-RN


For Information about Research at JMHVRI, contact Administration.

Paul Papagni, JD – Executive Director/Clinical Research Programs
Phone: (954) 229-8553 email: Paul.Papagni@holy-cross.com

Janice Schuck, MBA, CIPP – Clinical Research Administrator
Phone: (954) 776-3239 email: Janice.Schuck@holy-cross.com

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.