• Evagelos Coskinas, MD., PhD.

    Dr. Evagelos Coskinas MD, PhD, Coskinas@CITrials.com,CA 41670 Board Certified, and Geriatric Psychiatrist, No. 1776, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator for CITrials' Santa Ana/ Orange County location with over 20 years of Research experience and 20 years of Clinical Experience. He has been involved in CNS research for over 21 years and participated in more than 95 industry research projects. Dr. Coskinas maintains a private practice and serves as medical director of the Crisis Stabilization Unit at College Hospital in Costa Mesa, as well as regional medical director for the Regional Mental Health Development long-term care geropsychiatric and psychiatric facilities. The author of many published articles, Dr .Coskinas has provided global training to physicians in community-based psychiatry in his native Greece, serving as vice chairman of the Scientific Association for Regional Mental Health Development in Marousi, Greece, from 2004 to 2007, where he specialized in neuropsychology.He obtained both his Ph.D. and M.D. at the University of South Florida completing his residency at University of California Irvine.  During his career he worked in academic as well as was the Chief of Greece’s state hospitals of Attiki “Dromokaition”.   Dr. Coskinas and staff specialize in clinical trials in areas of schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, major depressive disorder, anxiety, post traumatic, acute migraine, mania, generalized anxiety disorder, dementia, ADHD, insomnia, autism, pain, general CNS protocols as well as additional specialty protocols.  Dr. Coskinas site as all CITrials sites can accommodate both inpatient and outpatient studies ranging from adolescent to adult phase I to Phase III.  His access to local hospital is a unique and premium process to enrollment.

    Dr. Coskinas's responsibilities at CITrials include:

    • providing supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
    • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
    • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
    • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
    • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
    • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
    • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.
  • Alyn Anderson, MD

    Dr. Alyn Anderson MD, Anderson@CITrials.com, CA AA5770638 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator for CITrials' Santa Ana/ Orange County location. He brings over 40 years of practice and 14 years in clinical trial experience to his position. Dr. Anderson is a Patients Choice winner for 2010- 2012 and is affiliated with 10 hospitals. He has held various professional positions at Huntington Beach Medical Center, including Chief of Staff, Chief of Medicine and most recently in on the ECG Panel as well as servicing as Chairman for the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees. He is also a regular speaker for Cardiac Safety.

    His clinical trial specialties include the areas of Type I and Type II Diabetes, Chronic Bronchitis, Asthma, Hypertension, Acute Cardiovascular, Chronic Migraine/Headache Pain, Hypercholesterolemia, Cardiac Disease, Allergy, Pulmonary, Immunology, Osteoporosis, Vaccines, Gout, Bipolar Mania & Depression, Schizophrenia, Depression and other endocrinology studies.

    Dr. Anderson's responsibilities at CITrials include:

    • providing supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
    • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
    • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
    • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
    • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
    • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
    • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.
  • Dr. David Franklin, PsyD, MHA

    Dr. David Franklin, Principal Investigator for CITrials' as an affiliate University California Riverside School of Medicine, is active in academic research as well as clinical trials, having been involved in CNS research for over 19 years and demonstrated his expertise in more than 80 research projects. Dr. Franklin is well published and has a private practice in Neuropsychology, TBI and Concusion. Hhe obtained his BS and went on to pursue his Psy.D. He is dedicated to ensuring that all investigations are conducted according to protocol, CITrials SOPs, GCPs and FDA regulations. He also acts as a PI in a variety of CNS areas including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression disorder, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, stuttering, autism, attention deficit disorder and migraines.

    Dr. Franklin's responsibilities at CITrials include:

      • providing supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
      • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
      • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
      • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
      • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
      • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
      • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.
  • Myron Reiff, MD

    Dr. Myron Reiff MD, Reiff@CITrials.com, CA C36806 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator for CITrials' Bellflower/Los Angeles and Santa Ana/ Orange County locations. He brings a wealth of research knowledge; internal medicine, 28 years extensive clinical practice, and 10 years in clinical research. Reiff graduated from medical school at Wayne State University in Michigan completing his internship and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Reiff currently holds multiple esteemed positions, in addition to his work with CITrials, including Medical Director of the Dermatology and General Practice with Medical Spa, and a Physician Provider for MEDXM. He has over 15,000 post-operative care cases in his career, as an expert in medical and surgical management. Dr. Reiff is a Lifetime Diplomat, American Board of medicine. He would be a great asset for any study!

    As an investigator, he has collaborated in Phase I – Phase III studies involving the effects of various drugs on Type I, Type II Diabetes, Pain Disorders, Prostatitis, Hyperuricosuria and Calcium Oxate Stones, Joint Damage in Gout, Headache, Migraine, women’s health, Contraception, GU (male/female), hormone replacement, Hot flashes, menopause disorder, Dermatology, hyper cholesterolemia, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, hypotension, Overactive bladder, atopic dermatitis, eczema, joint injuries, osteoporosis psoriasis diabetic neuropathy pain, Depression, hypercholesterolemia, Bipolar Disorder, GERD, heartburn, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, major depressive disorder, anxiety, post traumatic, acute mania, generalized anxiety disorder, dementia, ADHD, insomnia, autism, pain, general and cognitive impairment in dementia, Alzheimer’s type and vascular.

    Dr. Reiff's responsibilities at CITrials include:

    • providing supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
    • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
    • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
    • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
    • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
    • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
    • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.
  • Rajagopal Keerthy Sunder, MD

    Dr. Rajagopal Sunder MD, Sunder@CITrials.com, CA BS9422229 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator for CITrials' Riverside/ Inland Empire location. He has not only spent more than a dozen years in a variety of psychiatric and mental health positions, but has extensive experience as a researcher, administrator, teacher, lecturer and writer for peer-reviewed journals and professional book chapters. Dr. Sunder is an honored alumnus of the University of California, Los Angeles and School of Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Sunder's previous positions have included stints as a Consulting Staff Psychiatrist for the California Department of Mental Health and the Mission Mental Health Clinic in San Francisco, and Attending physician and Clinical Assistant Professor in psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pa., Magee Women’s Hospital, PA and Staff Psychiatrist at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, in London, England. Currently, in addition to his CITrials responsibilities, he currently serves as a Consulting Psychiatrist in Adult and Substance dependence in Orange County and Riverside, and as Visiting Faculty and Mock-board Examiner for the American Physician Institute for Advanced Professional Studies in Chicago, Ill. He has worked as an Investigator on over 40 pharmaceutical protocols focused on Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, MDD, Substance Dependence and Co-occurring disorders, as well as having served as a Research Psychiatrist or Co-Investigator on studies related to pregnancy and postpartum disorders.

    Dr. Sunder's responsibilities at CITrials include:

      • providing medical supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
      • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
      • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
      • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
      • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
      • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
      • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.
  • Roberto Castanos, MD

    Roberto Castanos MD, Roberto.castanos@medsch.ucr.edu, CA 69569 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator for CITrials' Riverside/ inland empire location. He has over 7 years of clinical trial experience. He has extensive experience as a researcher, teacher, lecturer and writer for peer-reviewed journals. In addition to his CITrials responsibilities, he currently serves as a member of the Education Policy Committee, a member of the program evaluation committee, and a member of the curriculum committee. He works closely with the University of California- Riverside as a mentor to MS I-IV and Psychiatry residents. Dr. Castanos and staff specialize in clinical trials in areas of post traumatic, acute migraine, mania, generalized anxiety disorder, dementia, schizophrenia, schizoaffective, bipolar, major depressive disorder, anxiety, ADHD, insomnia, autism, pain, general CNS protocols as well as additional specialty protocols.

    Dr. Castanos's responsibilities at CITrials include:

    • providing medical supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
    • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
    • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
    • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
    • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
    • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
    • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.
  • Eric Chang, MD

    Eric Chang MD, Chang@CITrials.com, CA A104168 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator and sub- investigator for all CITrials’ sites. Dr. Eric Chang has 14 years of clinical experience and 6 years of research experience.  In addition to his CITrials responsibilities, he has his own private practice, Restore Orthopedics and Spine Center, he also works as an assistant professor for the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care, the Department of Pain Medicine & Rehabilitation, and the Department of Orthopedics. Dr. Chang has a passion for continuing his education and staying up to date on the newest technologies, in the past 5 years he has taken part in many workshops and continued education opportunities. He has clinical research experience with topics such as pain management, pathology, genetics, epidemiology, orthopedic surgery & internal medicine.

    Dr. Chang's responsibilities at CITrials include:

    • providing medical supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
    • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
    • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
    • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
    • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
    • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
    • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.
  • Jerry Lee Dennis, MD

    Dr. Jerry Lee Dennis MD, Dennis@citrials.com, CA C52116 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, APA Distinguished Psychiatrist, over 35 years of research experience and publications spanning Substance Use Disorders, Chronic Assaultive Behavior, Psychiatric Inpatients, Clozapine Therapy, and the Treatment of Anxiety. Dr. Dennis is an honored alumnus of Indiana University School of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Medical Doctor Degree. Dr. Dennis completed his psychiatric residency at Indiana University Medical Center. Over the span of his career, he has been the Medical Director and Clinical Director for Western State Hospital, the Chief Medical Officer for Arizona State Hospital, the Medical Director for Arizona Department of Health Services and the Riverside County Department of Mental Health. With his years of experience Dr. Dennis would be a great asset to any study.

    Dr. Dennis's responsibilities at CITrials include:

    • providing medical supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
    • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
    • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
    • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
    • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
    • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
    • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.
  • Diane Highum, MD

    Dr. Diane Highum MD, Highum@CITrials.com, CA G68947 Board Certified, GCP/ICH trained, principal investigator for CITrials' Bellflower/Los Angeles location. She has been involved in clinical research for over 22 years working on over 109 industry research projects. Furthermore, she has 10 years of experience in academics as an Investigator. Dr. Highum is an honored alumnus of St. Olaf College for Philosophy, Wesley College for Pre-Med and Harvard Medical School for her MD. Dr. Highum completed her Psychiatric residencies at both the University of California, Irvine and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Her past positions include Assistant Clinical Professor for the University of California, Irvine and Investigator for Pharmacological Development Physicians. She is a leader in the LA area for adult and geriatric patient care and leads a grass roots effort to aid the community in mental health treatment, Amen Clinic.  Her CITrials site is a full-service inpatient and outpatient facility. In addition to her CITrials responsibilities, she works as a attending MD at a hospital that also serves CNS subjects.

    Dr. Highum's responsibilities at CITrials include:

    • providing medical supervision of all clinical procedures including planning, screening, qualification, medical history, reviewing of all safety data and management of adverse events;
    • coordinating plans and projects resources required across all areas of the study;
    • providing support to the entire group through continuous operational meetings and training;
    • maintaining and evaluating project progress and achieving consistent study enrollment timelines;
    • actively managing all projects and providing management of sites team members;
    • maintaining effective communication with sponsors and the project team through oral and written correspondence, project status reports, and commitment to meeting with sponsor representatives in person and on teleconferences to ensure team success, and
    • developing strong relationships with sponsors to generate new business for the future.