Clinical Trials Management, LLC

Center Information

Cynthia Kessler
Clinical Trials Management, LLC
3801 Houma Blvd., Suite 200
Metairie, LA 70006

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Healthy Volunteers
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Obstetrics/Gynecology (Women’s Health)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 300+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 8000
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 22
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 93%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


Clinical Trials Management, LLC is an Investigative Site Network (ISN) and conducts clinical research studies in the Greater New Orleans area, which includes Metairie, Covington, and Mandeville. Clinical Trials Management, LLC is the “research arm” for our Principal Investigators (physicians) and Sub-investigators. Our sole focus is clinical research. We conduct study management and function as a Clinical Research Organization (CRO), performing other services such as monitoring, auditing, site selection, regulatory compliance and study start-up for clients. We take pride in producing superior results in a timely manner by our experienced and qualified research staff, while providing compassionate care to our patients. With access to over 600,000 patients in our area, we are recognized as a primary research facility in the state of Louisiana.


To provide the highest quality and efficiency in the conduct of clinical research, with special emphasis on patient care.



  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Chronic Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Duodenal Ulcers
  • Colonoscopy Bowel Prep
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Functional Dyspepsia


  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diverticulitis
  • Heartburn
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis


  • Insulin Dependent Diabetes
  • Diabetes Type II
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Obesity


  • Hot Flushes
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Yeast Infection
  • Atopic Vaginitis
  • Contraception
  • Adenomyosis
  • Bladder Incontinence
  • Iron Deficiency/Anemia


  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Acne
  • Botox Injection
  • Rosacea
  • Psoriasis
  • Tinea Capitis
  • Toenail Fungus
  • Shingles
  • Cosmetic Dermatology


  • Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia


  • Vaccines
  • Influenza
  • Genital Warts
  • HPV
  • Genital Herpes
  • Specimen Collection


  • Ankle Sprain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Tendonitis


  • Allergy
  • Asthma
  • Rhinitis


  • Migraine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Depression

Sponsors we have worked with include: Amgen, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Allergan, Abbvie, Abbot, Actavis, Bayer, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Boehringer Biogen, Baxter, Celgene, Gilead, GSK, Ingelheim, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche Sanfoi, Shire, Takeda, Teva and Viamet


Clinical Trials Management, LLC is a multi-therapeutic clinical research site with offices in Metairie and Mandeville, Louisiana. The ability to recruit patients rapidly and produce high-quality study results has earned Clinical Trials Management (CTM) The Achievement Award in leadership and commitment to recruitment outcomes. Clinical Trials Management, LLC is an outpatient facility.

CTM has the following equipment:

  • Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Back-Up Power System
  • CO Monitoring
  • Dry Ice – daily
  • Limited-Access Drug Storage
  • Narcotics Safe
  • Refrigerated Drug Storage
  • Spirometry
  • 12 Lead EKG
  • Infusion (IV)
  • -20C° Freezer
  • -40C° Freezer for sample storage
  • -85C° Freezer for sample storage

And access to the following:

  • CAT Scan
  • Cardiac Stress Test
  • Colonoscopy
  • CT Scan
  • DEXA
  • Endoscopy
  • Exercise Testing
  • Mammography
  • PET Scan
  • Radiography
  • Doppler Ultrasound


    PhysicianLocationArea of Expertise
    Carrier, VernonMetairieGastroenterology
    Christner, MichaelMandeville/CovingtonGeneral Medicine
    Deck, Robert E.MetairieOBGYN
    Dulitz, DavidMetairieGastroenterology
    Guilbeau III, Robert PaulMandeville/CovingtonInternal Medicine
    Jeansonne, Richard M.Mandeville/CovingtonInternal Medicine
    Jenkins, LemuelMandeville/CovingtonGastroenterology
    Koppel, RobertMetairieDermatology
    Koppel, Douglas                     MetairieDermatology
    Naccari, BrianMetairieInternal Medicine
    Phillips, RickyMetairieInternal Medicine
    Persich, NicholasMetairieGastroenterology
    Siddiqui, Mohammed AhmerMetairieInternal/Family Medicine
    Silvers, David R.MetairieGastroenterology
    Stewart, Martha                       Mandeville/CovingtonDermatology
    Tydings, AlbertMandeville/CovingtonOBGYN


    Cynthia C. Kessler, CEO
    Cynthia brings 25 years of experience in quality management principles and practices to support the company’s mission of excellence in Clinical Trials Management.

    Charlene Crane Babin, Operations Manager
    Charlene has over 25 years experience in the clinical research industry. She participates in all aspects of the coordination of clinical trials. From the initial trial startup and Institutional Review Board (IRB) submission to the closeout for each trial, Charlene directs the implementation of smooth and effective standard operating procedures.

    Wendy B. Daigle, Director of Clinical Operations
    Wendy has over 10 years of research experience and was a member of the LSU Healthcare research team in Geriatric Psychiatry prior to joining CTM. Her responsibilities as Director of Clinical Operations include all aspects of the development and coordination of pharmaceutical research studies including study startup and closure with Sponsor and Institutional Review Board (IRB), and oversight of recruitment, screening and enrolling of study participants.

    Sandi Bailey, Clinical Research Coordinator
    Sandi has a background as a Medical Assistant and Laboratory Technician with a total of 20 years of experience in the medical field. She is a National Certified Medical Assistant and also a certified Laboratory Technician. Sandi is responsible for the overall coordination of all pharmaceutical research studies on the Northshore. Her tasks include recruitment, screening, enrollment of study participants and quality care.

    Ciara Bernard, Clinical Research Coordinator
    Ciara joined our team in October 2017. She has over 10 years of experience in patient care including emergency medicine, gerenal practice, and clinical research. Ciara has two Bachelor of Science degrees from Nicholls State University. She is a Nationally Registered Paramedic and a Certified Athletic Trainer. She assists in the overall coordination of several multi-therapeutic pharmaceutical research studies, including the recruitment, screening, and enrolling of study participants, and dispensing study drugs and other clinical supplies.

    Rose Roche, Clinical Research Coordinator
    Rose joined our team in January 2013. She has over 10 years of experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator in Oncology and was certified by ACRP in 2010 as a CCRC. Her expertise of patient care in the private practice and hospital setting add a new and welcome dynamic to our research department.

    Christina Majesty, Clinical Research Coordinator
    Christina joined our team in November 2018. She has over 5 years experience as a practical nurse in the medical field. Her expertise of patient care in a clinical setting adds a new dynamic to our research department. Her experience includes 5 years in pain management working both in the clinical setting and as a supervisor of the practice. She assists in the overall coordination of several multi-therapeutics pharmaceutical studies, including the recruitment, screening, and enrolling of study participants, dispensing study drugs and other clinical supplies. Christina earned her degree at Delta College

    Sarah Fairbanks, Clinical Research Recruiter
    Sarah is responsible for all aspects of patient recruitment, retention, and advertising. She is in charge of the CTM call center and screens potential participants for trials

    Carrie Licciardi, Marketing & Business Development
    Carrie joined our team in 2018. She is responsible for building new relationships through business development as well as fostering current relationships. She is also responsible for the company’s brand and marketing strategy and community awareness. She has extensive experience in sales and marketing.

    Madison Wulff, Marketing & Business Development Assistant
    Madison is responsible for building new relationships through business development as well as fostering current relationships. She is also responsible for assisting in the marketing aspect of Clinical Trials Management, LLC, and she compiles and maintains records of business transactions and office activities for the company


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