Cedar Crosse Research Center

Center Information

Patient Recruitment
Cedar Crosse Research Center
800 S Wells, Suite M15
Chicago, IL 60607

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Healthy Volunteers
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 450
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 2500
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 300
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 70%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 95%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 4
Number of Certified PIs: 2

ACRP Certifications
Number of ACRP Certified CRCs: 4


With an unmatched commitment to clinical research excellence and exceptional patient management, Cedar Crosse Research Center is advancing the development of new medicine treatment. Our mission is simple, to improve the lives of people through phase I-IV clinical drug studies. Inspired by our core values of compassion, integrity and compliance along with our extensive experience and expertise, Cedar Crosse delivers timely and accurate data that facilitates FDA approval of investigational drugs. We foster a culture of personalized participant care so that ultimately, we can make meaningful improvements in the lives of others. We are committed to being the premier, research-intensive company in Chicago and the Midwest, dedicated to providing comprehensive research services.


For over 20 years, our diverse team of medical professionals has provided consistent, high-quality research in a professional and ethical manner through collaboration with multi-national pharmaceutical, biotechnology and CRO companies on Phase I-IV clinical trials.

Cedar Crosse Research Center has conducted more than 450+ clinical trials across a wide range of therapeutic areas. Our board-certified investigators, experienced study coordinators and support staff are strictly compliant with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the changing dynamics of medical technology and clinical research. Using cost-effective management techniques, we yield superior quality data to progress studies faster for sponsor timelines and regulatory approval.


Cedar Crosse Research Center utilizes cost effective research management systems to meet sponsor timelines. Given the expanding costs of drug development for sponsors and CROs, we have an extensive support infrastructure to provide high quality data, rapid feasibility responses and streamlined communication.

Our site support includes:

  • Onsite laboratory
  • Onsite lab technician
  • Onsite phlebotomist
  • 24-hour call center
  • Onsite nutritionist
  • Onsite sleep study monitoring rooms
  • Infusion room
  • Digital patient engagement tools
  • Dedicated marketing and patient recruitment systems


    Danny Sugimoto, MD offers more than 27 years of research experience at Cedar Crosse Research Center. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Masters in Biology and obtained his Medical Doctorate from Rush Medical College in 1983. He embarked on his clinical research career while serving as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College. Following this, Dr. Sugimoto founded Cedar Crosse Research Center in 1996 to conduct research on a variety of therapeutic fields including cardiovascular, metabolic and neurologic disease. Over this timespan, he has conducted over 450+ clinical phase I-IV trials working with industry leaders, pharmaceutical sponsors and CROs.

    Throughout his research career, Dr. Sugimoto has received industry recognition for his expertise and clinical research knowledge. He co-authored the initial Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) exam in addition to consulting for major pharmaceutical firms. Moreover, Dr. Sugimoto has performed numerous speaking engagements pertaining to the design of research site management and quality along with clinical topics such as hypertension, hyperlipidemia and cardiovascular disease. Recently, he founded a medical weight loss clinic and anti-aging clinic to align with current health trends.


    Our clinical trial studies enroll a diverse population of participants depending on the investigational medical treatment. Each clinical trial follows a set of guidelines that details the inclusion and exclusion criteria for potential study participants. These criteria include screening factors such as gender, age, preexisting conditions, type and stage of disease, past and present treatments, etc.

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