Who we are

CCM Clinical Research Group is a for-profit, privately owned company located on the Mercy Hospital medical campus, in the medical office building. We are owned and operated by a group of clinicians with over 70 years of combined experience in the medical field. We put our resources together in 2014, combining our knowledge and years of experience, in order to conduct the highest quality research trials.

The following is a list of our staff:

  • Francisco Ricart MD - Medical Director/Principal Investigator
  • Luis Veras MD - Principal Investigator
  • Maria Gallagher RN/CRC - CEO/Director of Research and Business Development/Coordinator
  • Issis Corripio CRC - Administrator/Regulatory/Coordinator
  • Dunay Aguiar CRC - Director of Operations/Coordinator/Rater
  • Yudilet Hernadez - Research Coordinator
  • Ivan Danger PhD - Clinical and Cognitive Rater
  • Gretchen Garcia Psychologist - Coordinator/Clinical and Cognitive Rater
  • Dorian Valladarez - Coordinator/Lab Technician

On board with us are various physicians, representing a broad range of specialties with extensive clinical research experience.

  • Dr. Luis Veras, Internist
  • Dr. Francisco Ricart, Psychiatry
  • Dr. Jonathan Rosen, Ophthalmologist
  • Dr. Ramon Iglesias, Family Practice
  • Dr. Yamile Marles, Pediatric Medicine
  • Dr. Ernesto Torres, General, Bariatric & Vascular Surgery
  • Dr. Scott Spagnolo-Hye, Family Practice, Neuromuscular Medicine, Pain Management, Addiction Medicine
  • Dr. Alejandra Piniella, Disease and Surgery of the Eye
  • Dr. Eduardo Martinez, Vascular Endovascular Surgery
  • Dr. Maritza Rivas, Pediatrician
  • Dr. Melvin Martinez-Castrillon, Cardiologist
  • Dr. George Varkarakis, Dermatologist