Care Access Research, Berkeley

Center Information

Ahmad Namvargolian
Director of Operations
Care Access Research, East Bay
2999 Regent St., Suite 701
Berkeley, CA 94705

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Infections and Infectious Diseases
Internal Medicine

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 5+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 10000
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 100%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 2

ACRP Certifications
Number of ARCP Certified PIs: 1


Care Access Research, Eat Bay is an independent Gastroenterology research center specializing in Phase II - IV clinical trials. We are integrated with the private practice of our investigators and are conveniently located in the San Francisco Bay Area. We serve the city of Eat Bay and its surrounding areas with a population of over one million people. With the ability to treat a broad range of gastrointestinal conditions, we can continue our mission to make clinical trials an accessible care option for all patients.


Our dedicated research staff has over 50 combined years of research experience. Gastroenterology experience includes Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and C. dificile. Additional areas of interest include but are not limited to NASH, Barrett's esophagus, and H. pylori.


We offer convenient outpatient facilities with on-site blood draws, IV infusion capabilities, as well as dedicated pharmacy staff. Our waiting area is spacious and comfortable providing a TV, reading materials, snacks, and beverages for our patients and visitors.

Our dedicated research space includes multiple exam rooms and a locked, temperature monitored ambient, refrigerated, and frozen IP storage area. The facility maintains a locked study document storage area as well as a comfortable monitoring area with access to a telephone, copier, fax, and high-speed internet connection.

Dedicated research equipment includes a centrifuge, -20oF locked freezer, locked refrigerator, locked drug storage cabinet, ECG machine, backup power with power outage alarm, blood pressure and vitals unit, and crash cart.

In addition to our Gastroenterologist research team, our site maintains relationships with radiologists, endoscopy facilities, and cardiologists


Mark H. Kogan, MD, Principal Investigator: Named one of the top gastroenterologists in the Bay Area by San Francisco Magazine, Dr. Kogan is a gastroenterologist practicing for 30 over years at multiple office locations. He has an appointment with Alta Bates Hospital and Contra Costa Medical Center. He is currently a member of the California American Medical Association and serves on the Board of Trustees of the California Medical Association. Dr. Kogan is invested in the future of medicine not only as a PI but as an adjunct professor at both UCSF School of Medicine and Touro Osteopathic Medical School.

Kiran Narsinh, MD, Principal Investigator: In clinical practice for over 5 years, Dr. Narsinh works closely with Dr. Kogan to provide high-quality care to their patients at two clinic locations.


Our PI’s are well respected in the community with a long-standing reputation for providing high-quality care to their patients. Our site has relationships with local hospitals, specialists, and other gastroenterologists, helping us to maintain a large recruitment potential.

We have dedicated support staff for budget and contract negotiations, regulatory submissions to central IRB’s, patient recruitment, equipment management, and IT support. We benefit from the additional capabilities provided by the Care Access Research national network of sites.

Contact us today if you are interested in participating in any of our currently enrolling trials of Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, Eosinophilic Gastritis, C. difficile, and GERD, or to find out more about our upcoming studies.

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