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Clinical Research Staff

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Meet the Clinical Services Department Staff

The Department of Clinical Research is staffed by experienced research physicians, and supervised by board-certified specialists in many fields. The doctors and staff are committed to offering compassionate care and making sure that every patient feels safe and informed.

Research Department

  • Dennis Bloomfield, MD, Director
  • Jakey Patwari, MD, CCRC, CPI, FAPCR, Administrative Director
  • Adnan Nasir, MD, Research Associate 
  • Shahnaz Akhter, MD, Research Coordinator 
  • Naresh Poondla, PhD, MBA, Research Coordinator 
  • Amanpreet Kaur, Research Coordinator 
  • Beatrice Wojuola, Research Coordinator 
  • Ajibola Akinrinde, MD Research Consultant 

Principal Investigators:

  • Dennis Bloomfield, MD, Internal Medicine
  • Magda Daoud, MD, Gastroenterology
  • Joel Idowu, MD, Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences
  • Richard Grodman, MD, Director of Cardiology
  • Peter M. Gottlieb, MD, Pulmonology Disease Specialist
  • Harry Kopolovich, MD, Director of Emergency Services
  • Suzy Bibawy, MD, Director of the Ambulatory Care Services
  • Angela Grigos, MD, Associate Program Director
  • Sean Galligan, MD, Interventional Cardiology
  • Melissa Grageda, MD, FAAP, Medical Director, Pediatric ICU
  • Ishita Kharode, MD, Director, Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Maxim Shulimovich, MD Chief, Hematology/Oncology