Altea Research Institute

Center Information

Jelena Kunovac, MD MS
Founder and CEO
Altea Research Institute
3012 W Charleston Blvd suite 100
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Healthy Volunteers
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 250+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 100
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 20


Altea Research is a full time dedicated research center focusing on psychiatric and CNS clinical trials.


Dedicated research center fully equipped to conduct clinical trials and includes a doubled-locked, limited-access drug storage room, and a CLIA-waived processing laboratory with a -20 degree refrigerator. We perform on-site ECGs and maintain relationships with local facilities that perform PET, MRI, CSF sampling, PSG and other special procedures that may be needed in clinical trials.

Both inpatient and outpatient capabilities.


Dr. Jelena Kunovac is a Founder and Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer of Altea Research in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is also a Co-Founder, President and CEO of Excell Research and Southern California Women’s Psychiatry, private facilities dedicated to clinical care and psychopharmacology research in Oceanside, California. She brings to Altea Research and Excell Research over 20 years of clinical trial experience.Dr. Kunovac has participated in over 300 clinical trials in the CNS area, mostly as a Principal Investigator. She conducts Phase II to IV studies, focusing on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety disorders.

Dr. Mustafa Rawaf is an Associate Medical Director for Altea Research. He has been a Sub-Investigator for conducting clinical trials at Altea Research since 2013. Fluent in Spanish and Arabic, Dr. Rawaf is passionate about working in underserved communities and indigent populations. His areas of special interest include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, and consult liaison psychiatry.


In addition to two hands-on, board-certified psychiatrists, we maintain a full-time staff of research professionals with extensive experience in clinical trials, including cognitive testing staff, dedicated regulatory and quality assurance staff, and medical assistants.

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.