Metro Hypertension & Kidney Center

Center Information

Donovan Polack, MD
Metro Hypertension & Kidney Center
11125 Dunn Road, Professional Bldg 2, Suite 308
Saint Louis, MO 63136

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas


Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 25+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 23+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 10
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 2 Week(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 5
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 98%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 98%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 1


My main goals in the practice of Nephrology are:

  • To deliver kind, compassionate and quality care to all who need it
  • To apply new developments in dialysis safety and effectiveness to patients as soon as possible
  • To reduce the morbidity and to increase longevity of patients on dialysis
  • To reduce the rate of End Stage Renal Disease (Preserve function in damaged kidneys)
  • To reduce or minimize the adverse side effects of anti rejection drugs, especially steroids


We are committed to the efficient performance of Phase II through IV clinical trials by providing rapid enrollment, timely and accurate data recording, and fast query resolution.

Our experienced clinical research staff has the knowledge of completion of regulatory documents, accurate case reporting with multiple operating systems, and investigational product dispensing and accountability.

We have over seven years of Phase II-IV clinical research experience and specialize in the following areas of nephrology:

  • Anemia
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperphosphatemia
  • Iron Deficiency
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Secondary Hyperparathyroidism
  • Uremic pruritis


  • Comfortable waiting rooms
  • Private exam rooms
  • Double locked/temperature controlled drug storage room
  • Locked refrigerator
  • -20 degrees freezer
  • Monitor workspace with high speed Internet wireless access
  • Locked storage for study supplies
  • CLIA approved laboratory
  • Ambient centrifuge
  • Refrigerated centrifuge
  • Blood pressure devices
  • ECG machine
  • Long-term storage of files for completed studies
  • Study-dedicated fax machine


Donovan Polack, MD, has over 30 years of clinical and over 12 years of research experience. Dr. Polack is a board certified nephrologist.


Frenova Renal Research provides study coordinator services for the practice. Coordinators are Certified Clinical Research Coordinators (CCRC) committed to the highest professional standards of patient safety, data quality, and best practices in clinical research.

  • 1 Principal Investigator
  • 1 Full-time Coordinator, RN
  • CITI Trained
  • IATA Certified
  • CPR


Metro Hypertension & Kidney Center has a patient population of 500+ patients treated in our private practice and affiliated dialysis centers.


Our site uses the central IRB for all of our trials.

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.