West Broward Research Institute, LLC. (WBRI)

Center Information

West Broward Research Institute, LLC. (WBRI)
2951 NW Ave., Suite 204
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33313
954-530-5844 USA EST
765-6508 USA EST

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Family Medicine
Internal Medicine


West Broward Research Institute, LLC., has formed a business research alliance with the West Broward Nephrology and The Family Practice of West Broward which is located in Broward County adjacent to Florida Medical Center, North Shore Campus. West Broward Research Institute main mission is to provide state of the art medical care and provide opportunities for patients to participate in clinical trials in the surrounding communities. To educate and inform our physicians on new drugs and devices, from the pharmaceutical - biotechnology and device industries, that may not be otherwise available to make better medical treatments plans for our patients.

Communities Population Served:

  • Lauderdale Lakes, FL.
    • 20% White, 80% African Americans, 1 % Asians, 30% Latin Americans
  • Lauderhill, FL.
    • 16% White, 77% African Americans, 1% Asian, 7% Latin Americans
  • Oakland Park, FL.
    • 60% White, 28% African Americans, 2 % Asians, 26% Latin Americans
  • Ft Lauderdale, FL.
    • 61% White, 32% African Americans, 1% Asians, 14% Latin Americans
  • Tamarac, FL.
    • 65% White, 25% African Americans, 2% Asians, 25% Latin Americans
  • Sunrise, FL.
    • 54% White, 35% African Americans, 4% Asian, 26% Latin Americans


  • Anemia
  • Acute Renal Failure
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cardiovascular & Vascular Disease
  • Chronic Pain
  • Diabetes - Mellitus Type 1 & Type 2
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gout
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Hemo -dialysis Vascular Access (Interventional Nephrology
  • Hematology
  • Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Immunology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Kidney Stones
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Nephrology
  • Obesity
  • Parathyroid's/ Renal Osteodystrophy
  • Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases
  • Proteinuria
  • Renal Disease

WBRI- we are able to use any sponsors Central IRB or Local IRB for in- Patient Hospital Studies. Able to

  • WIRB
  • Quorum
  • Coast
  • Chesapeake Research Review
  • Sterling IRB
  • Liberty
  • Schulman


WBRI is supported by one of the region's largest providers of Nephrology Services & Family Practice- Internal Medicine .The group comprises of full time Board Certified Nephrologists and Board Certified Family Practice Internal Medicine physicians.

Our research company is made up of experienced Principal Investigators, Sub- Investigators, Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, LPNs, CCRC. The group caters to over 6 dialysis centers, 3 Hospitals and 1 Rehabilitation Center.

We are less than 3 min from the nearest Hospital Emergency Room. Point of care Nephrology Group practices has over 3,000 patients in the data base including 4000 ( plus) patients in the Practice- Internal Medicine Group, data base.

Our physicians are all credential, certified and licenses in the State of Florida, including the hospitals and dialysis centers listed below.

  • Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida
  • University Community Hospital, Tamarac, Florida
  • Coral Springs Medical Center, Coral Springs, Florida
  • Northwest Medical Center, Margate, Florida
  • Westside Regional Medical Center, Plantation, Florida
  • HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, Sunrise, Florida


  • Designated Laboratory & Centrifuges
  • Locked Temperature -20 Drug Refrigerator- 20 Freezer
  • Locked Temperature Controlled Refrigerator ( Drugs)
  • Double Locked Drug Room
  • Dry Ice
  • Oxygen
  • Exam Rooms
  • Off Site Temperature Storage Facility
  • Free Parking / Transit Bus Line
  • TV- WebEx &Video Conferences.- WIFI-Go To Meeting & Skype
  • Senior Shuttle Stops in front of the building.
  • Emergency Room 200 Ft from the Research Facility with 911 Paramedics
  • Airports- Miami International & FT Lauderdale International Airport


Clinical trials research staff has experience with all aspects of clinical trials management: site management, human subject protection, budget development, and contracting. We provide support for regulatory processes, filing and maintenance of investigator-initiated INDs/IDEs, protocol review, new project consultation, and training. We also provide site management and clinical monitoring for some of our investigators. Services provided include: qualification / selection and site recruitment, investigative site start-up and training, clinical trial enrollment, site regulatory compliance, CRF paper & EDC completion, data collection, initial staff contacts and query resolution, including subject tracking with MERG CTMS. Contracts and budgets including, review of RFPs including regulatory submissions. Prepare for sponsor and FDA audits as necessary. Our ACRP Certified- Nurse Clinical Research Coordinators have over 18 years combined academic hospital and private research experience.

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Creole
  • Polish
  • Portuguese

Physician Experience:
WBRI Physicians, including private practice experience, have over 51 years combined experience in the field of Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Primary Care and Wound Management. Our physicians have academic background and expertise in conducting clinical research trials in Phase 2- 4, both in the drug and devices for the pharmaceutical/ biotech and device industry.. They provide Medical Directorship for numerous in-hospital and acute dialysis programs and Transplant Centers in the area.

Paramjit Kalirao, MD
President- WBRI
Internal Medicine / Nephrology
Principal Investigator / Sub - Investigator

DR. Paramjit Kalirao has been board certified for over 17 years in Internal Medicine/Nephrology since 2008. He earned a Bachelor's Degree at State University of NY in 1997. He continued his education at Ross University School of Medicine becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 2004. Internship was done at University Hospital in Newark, NJ from 2005-2008. Residency in IM from 2006-2008 and Fellowship at the University of Minnesota form 2008-2010. He currently holds the following professional memberships: American Society of Nephrology, Florida Medical Association & Renal Physicians Association. Served as Principal Investigator / Sub- Investigator for Phase 2-4 clinical trials, for South West Clinical Trials.

Kenneth Tourgeman, M.D.
Internal Medicine / Nephrology
Principal Investigator / Sub- investigator

Dr. Kenneth Tourgeman has been board certified for 10 years in Nephrology since 2005 & IM since 2002. He earned a Bachelor's degree @ University of California in Irvine majoring in Biological Science. He continued his education at Ross University School of Medicine in New Jersey becoming a Doctor of Medicine in 1999. Internship was done at Mercy Hospital in Chicago, IL from 1999-2001. Residency in Internal Medicine from 2001-2002 and Fellowship in Nephrology from 2002-2004 @ Louisiana State University. He currently holds a professional membership with the following: American Medical Association, American Society of Nephrology, American College of Physicians, Renal Physicians Association & the American Society of Bone & Mineral Research team. Served as a Principal and Sub- investigator for several Phase 2-3 clinical trials, under South Florida Research Institute.

Oscar Mendez, M.D., P.A.
Internal Medicine/ Family Practice
Sub- Investigator

DR Oscar Mendez, has been board certified in Family Practice / Wound Care Specialist. Specializing in HBO Hyperbaric Treatments for Limb Salvation for Terminally ILL patients, for over 18 years. Member American Medical Association; Member American Academy of Family Physicians; USA- Columbia Medical Association, ECRFMG & ACLS Certified. Licensed in state of Florida. Extensive back ground in Emergency Medicine, Wound care, Family Practice/ Internal Medicine & OBGYN Medical Director (FMC) Florida Medical Center, Internal Medicine Panel. Residency at Hospital of Cartagena , Columbia in 1998, Family Practice Residency - USA- ACME Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Bella Vista Hospital, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Hospital Affiliations: Florida Medical Center, Lauderdale Lakes, FL; Memorial Hospital, Pembroke Pines, FL; Memorial Hospital West Campus , Miramar, FL.

Clinical Research Coordinators

WBRI is staffed with qualified and experienced clinical research coordinators ( CCRC) certified, including nurse practitioner. All of our research staff is certified in HIPAA, GCP, FDA and IATIA regulations, including Data Rave and other EDC data capturing. Our medical offices and research center operates on Care 360 EDC Medical Records ( EMR), for faster identification of potential research subjects.

Contact Center

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