Rivergate Dermatology Clinical Research Center

Center Information

Amanda Spear
Rivergate Dermatology Clinical Research Center
201 Bluebird Drive
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
615-859-7546 ext. 4

Currently Enrolling Trials

[Show More]

Therapeutic Areas


Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 100+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 20000
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 20
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 75%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 90%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 2
Number of Certified PIs: 1

ACRP Certifications
Number of ACRP Certified CRCs: 2


Under the direction of Keith H. Loven, MD, CPI, this facility provides clinical research services for the pharmaceutical companies. With over 20 years experience in research, this site has conducted over 100 medical dermatology/cosmetic trials. Our first priority is to maintain the well-being, safety, rights and confidentiality of the subject. We have participated in many Phase II, III, IV, and Rx-to-OTC national and multinational clinical trials


  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Dermatitis/Eczema
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Hypertrichosis
  • Lateral Canthal Rhytids
  • Onychomycosis
  • Photo Damage
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Skin Ulcers


  • Allergan
  • Amgen
  • Immunex Corp
  • Stiefel
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Medicis
  • Serono
  • GlaxoSmithKine
  • Bristol Myers
  • Dow
  • Schering-Plough
  • Astellas
  • Shionogi
  • Genentech
  • Activis
  • TKL
  • 3M
  • ICON
  • CuTech
  • Galderma
  • Toomar
  • Abbvie
  • Intendis
  • Centocor
  • Biogen
  • Target
  • Novartis
  • Pfizer
  • Leo
  • Janseen
  • Dermik
  • Fujisawa
  • Atrix
  • ParPhar


  • Rivergate Dermatology Clinical Research Center is centrally located just outside of Nashville. Our facility has a dedicated Clinical Research Center in the same location as our private practice, MOHS Surgery Center, Psoriasis Center and Aesthetics Center
  • Private Monitoring room
  • On-site laboratory, CLIA certified, with phlebotomy capabilities.
  • BLS trained staff
  • Maintains a computerized patient tracking system
  • Experience with RDE (remote data entry)
  • EDC Experience
  • Utilizes a Central IRB and continuing education programs
  • Comprehensive SOPs
  • CLIA certified laboratory
  • IATA/DOT certified staff for the shipment of hazardous materials
  • Active participation in community outreach programs
  • Fully HIPAA compliant
  • Diagnostic/Clinic equipment:
    • Drug storage (double locked)
    • Freezer (-20° Celsius)
    • Freezer (-70° Celsius)
    • Refrigerator
    • NB-UVB
    • Systemic UVA
    • Topical UVA
    • Dry ice
  • Rivergate Dermatology Clinical Research is also affiliated with a diagnostic center that has capabilities to perform most required research diagnostic services including access to the following diagnostic/clinic equipment and interprtations:
    • Chest X-ray
    • EKG
  • Patient recruitment is achieved by our dedicated Recruitment and Marketing Department, using the following means:
    • Large patient database: >20,000
    • Large private practice referral base
    • Advertising: newspaper, radio, television, quarterly newsletter, website, email blasts, and social media
    • Public relations/community outreach


Keith H. Loven, MD, CPI board certified in dermatology

President and Principal Investigator

After certification in Dermatology, he began research experience while working at a hospital, then in 1994, started Rivergate Dermatology Research Center.

Ray Claud, PA-C


Retired, at a young age, from the military and with many years’ experience in dermatology, he became active in research after joining our site over 12 years ago.


Peggy Washer, LPN, CCRC with 18 years research experience

Amanda McCarroll, CCRC with 3 years research experience

Paige Pearce, CRC with 1 year research experience


Serving Nashville and surrounding areas.


Professional, yet friendly staff

Sponsor of local school, churches and sports activities

Active participation in community outreach programs

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.