Phoenix Medical Research - Miami

Center Information

Teresa Valdes
Director/ Lead Coordinator
Phoenix Medical Research - Miami
8900 SW 24th St - Suite #210
Miami, FL 33165
Phone: 786-762-2040
Fax: 786-762-2075

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Genetic Disease
Healthy Volunteers
Hepatology (Liver, Pancreatic, Gall Bladder)
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat)
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 100
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 100
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 10
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 30
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 80%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 95%
EDC Capabilities: Yes

Staff Certifications
Number of Certified CRCs: 2


Phoenix Medical Research is a dedicated phase I – IV Clinical Research Facility. Our diversity of specialties allows us to facilitate safe and efficient clinical research results for both the sponsors/CRO’s and therapeutic area specific patient population. We are constantly revising our strategies and tactics, finding the latest improvements in treatment and diagnostic methods for developing better patient outcomes. Our clinical research site consists only of licensed and certified individuals in the healthcare/ clinical research setting that would help promote positive patient outcomes and include emphasis on accurate data management and quality management. As a part of our measures to implement subject safety, efficacy of investigational product, and efficacy of clinical trial conduction - our site has accentuated (but not limited to) the following: data management, clinical laboratory, information technology, quality assurance, full time staff, recruitment and retention, contracts and budgeting personnel, regulatory personnel, marketing and advertising personnel, administration team and pharmacy.

Our patient database is unique and meets the need of the corresponding studies primarily through the PI's private practice, physician referrals, and "word of mouth". We have had success in meeting and exceeding our subject enrollment cap in the majority of studies we conduct. We maintain efficiency and accuracy by maintaining a 2:1 ratio (2 full time study coordinators for each clinical trial). Located on the premises, we have multiple physicians available with which we conduct clinical trials (i.e. internal medicine, podiatrist, pediatrician) as well as visual diagnostic center for studies that need diagnostic exams. The site has a dedicated laboratory room, dedicated examination room, dedicated monitor room, as well as the medical equipment necessary to conduct and interpret diagnostic exams. For subject safety, we have 5 hospitals in the nearby proximity (the closest hospital is less than 2 miles away); for monitor convenience, we have 2 airports in the nearby proximity as well. Phoenix Medical Research offers a diverse amount of specialties. Please contact us for more details.


Phase(s) I - IV

Sponsor Experience:

  • Abbvie
  • Abbott
  • Allergan
  • AstraZeneca
  • Bayer
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals
  • Bristol-Myers Squib
  • Celgene
  • Chelsea Therapeutics
  • Derma Sciences
  • Duke University
  • Eisai
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • Forrest Laboratories
  • Forest Research Institute, Inc.
  • Genentech
  • Genzyme
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Integrium
  • Inventiv
  • Janssen
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp.
  • Novartis
  • Novo-Nordisk
  • Novum
  • PPD
  • Pfizer
  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals
  • Roche
  • Sanofi
  • Shionogi
  • Syneos Health



  • Lobby
  • Conference Room (with locked filing cabinets for paper documentation)
  • Coordinator Room
  • Locked IP Room
  • Storage Room
  • Laboratory
  • EKG
  • Spirometer
  • DEA License (Schedule 3)
  • -20° Centrifuge
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Security cameras with motion sensors
  • Monitored temperature for investigational product
  • Recliners for IP dosing
  • WiFi Access
  • Crash Cart
  • Blood pressure machines

On Location

  • Digital X Ray
  • CT Scan
  • MRI (High Field)
  • Bone Density
  • Digital Mammography
  • Echocardiogram
  • Ultrasound
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity
  • Vascular Studies
  • Internist
  • Podiatrist
  • Pediatrician


Safety (as based on FDA guidelines)Efficiency (as based on ICH/GCP guidelines)
  • Board certified physicians, physician assistants and registered nurses.
  • All coordinators are CCRC certified.
  • Emphasis on clinical research, ethics, investigator roles, quality assurance, and training study meetings with subjects via online interactive articles.
  • 5 Hospitals in 2-mile radius (PI’s have hospital privileges in these hospitals).
  • Site staff (excluding PI’s) have combined experience of 20+ years in clinical research and 90+ years in medical field.
  • Primary source of patients are known to PI and Sub-I from their private practice.
  • Contract & Budget within 1 week.
  • Immediate archiving of regulatory documents.
  • EDC entry within 24 hours of visit.
  • Source documents consistent with ALCOA guidelines.
  • Within close proximity to airports and hotels for CRA visitation.
  • Layout includes: lobby, reception area, dedicated monitor room, archiving room, conference room, bathroom, examination room, laboratory, coordinator room & IP medication room.
  • Subject enrollment often exceeded.



  • Combined experience of 45+ years in clinical research and 100+ years in medical field.
  • Patient Databank includes anywhere from 200 – 500 patients per specialty; databank includes private practice, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, etc.
  • Hospital privileges: Miami Children’s Hospital, Baptist Hospital of Miami, South Miami Hospital, Larkin Community Hospital, Kendall Regional Medical Center, Metropolitan Hospital, Westchester General Hospital, Southern Winds Hospital, Palmetto General Hospital & Kindred Hospital.
  • Teaching privileges: clinical assistant professor (Nova Southeastern University), preceptor (Barry University), attending psychiatrist for psychiatric training program (Larkin Community Hospital) & clinical assistant professor (Florida International University).
  • Honors: Assistant Chief Resident of Pediatrics (University of Miami), Director of pediatrics (Pasteur Medical Center), Medical director for Adult Treatment program & Medical Director for New Life Substance Abuse Program.
  • Committee Involvement: Medical Executive Committee Member & Intensive Care Committee Member.
  • Affiliations: American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, South Florida Psychiatric Association, American Academy of Pediatrics & Miami Medical Outreach Team.


Teresa Valdes
Director/ Lead Coordinator
Multiple Specialties
CV available upon request

Dr. Pedro Valdes
Multiple Specialties
CV available upon request

Mario Valdes
Nurse/ Coordinator
Multiple Specialties
CV available upon request

Luis Valdes
Nurse/ Coordinator
Multiple Specialties
CV available upon request


Dr. Jorge Benito - MD
Investigator - Psychiatry
CV available upon request

Dr. Jose Birriel, M.D.
Pulmonology/ Internal Medicine
CV available upon request

Dr. Oscar Barreto, D.P.M.
CV available upon request

Dr. Ruiz-Unger, M.D.
CV available upon request

Dr. Victor Pena, M.D. (Gastroenterology)
Dr. Mark Avila, M.D. (Gastroenterology/Hepatology)
Dr. German Gonzalez, M.D. (Gastroenterology)

CV available upon request

Dr. Rafael-Ortiz, M.D.
CV available upon request

Dr. Luis-Mendez Mulet, M.D.
Infectious Disease
CV available upon request


Phoenix Medical Research utilizes central IRB and serve all specialties / indications.

Sample Performance Metrics




Our sub-investigators and certified clinical research coordinators/ nurses have a combined 70+ years in the medical field and 25+ years in the clinical research field.

Contact Center

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