Meet Our Team of Dermatological Research Investigators
The clinical research division of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery (ADCS), Ameriderm Research, is creating a new model for an academically oriented researching clinical medicine practice. This creates a clinical teaching and researching division that is not limited to the walls of an institution.
Our Group Practice
ADCS is the largest dermatology group practice in the country, with 161 offices across the United States. Around 1.5 million dermatology patients from multiple demographics and age groups are seen per year by our practice. The practice patients include from healthy individuals coming in for aesthetic services to those who have skin cancers or acute to chronic rashes.
The research branch of the company was established to make new drugs and treatments available to this vast patient population through pharmaceutical/device company initiated clinical trials under FDA supervision and approved by Institution Review Boards (IRB). We also work with the pharmaceutical and device industry to develop clinical trials that can help develop new drugs and devices.
Our Company Today
Currently, we have more than 20 ongoing studies at clinical trial sites in Ormond Beach and Port Orange, FL as well as in Fort Washington, PA. We plan to have multiple regional sites throughout the country that recruit participants not only from the site itself but also from nearby ADCS offices.
All locations will be managed through a centralized administrative office at the Ormond Beach site. This is to oversee contracting, provide a uniform methodology, and ensure quality assurance to maintain the focus on patient safety while providing exemplary data documentation.