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Dr. Evagelos Coskinas, Medical Director, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Evagelos Coskinas brings a wealth of research experience and psychiatric expertise to his position as an investigator for CITrials' Santa Ana location...

 

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    Dr. Evagelos Coskinas serves as principal investigator for CITrials' Santa Ana location. 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.

    Dr. Coskinas received his Bachelor of Science degree at UC Irvine and both a Master of Science and Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of South Florida, going on to obtain his medical degree at the school's College of Medicine. He completed his residency at UC Irvine and is currently board certified in adult and geriatric psychiatry. Dr Coskinas is committed to making sure all investigations are carried out in conformity with protocol, CITrials SOPs, GCPs and FDA regulations. He acts as a PI in a variety of central nervous system conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression disorder, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, autism, attention deficit disorder and migraines.

    Dr. Coskinas'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.


     

 

Dr. Alyn Anderson, MD (Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease)

Dr. Alyn Anderson brings over 40 years of practice and 14 years in clinical trial experience to his position as Principal Investigator for CITrials Santa Ana clinic...

 

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    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 and Endocrinology.

     

 

Dr. Diane Highum, MD (Psychiatry and Neurology Research)

Bio coming soon...

 

Dr. Gerald Maguire, MD (Psychiatry and Neurology Research)

Bio coming soon...

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Dr. Myron Reiff, MD (Family Medicine)

Dr. Reiff: Dr. Myron Reiff brings a wealth of research knowledge and internal medicine expertise to his position as Principal Investigator for CITrials Bellflower clinic...

 

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    In addition to his work with our clinical trial program, which he began in 2009, he has worked in clinical practice since 1975, specializing in areas of Family Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology. Since joining CITrials he has been a key participant in studies involving the effects of various drugs on Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Pain Disorders, Prostatitis, Hypertension, Hyperuricosuria and Calcium Oxate Stones, Joint Damage in Early Gout, Type 2 Diabetes and Syndrome, Overactive, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia.



     

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Dr. Rajagopal Keerthy Sunder, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Rajagopal Keerthy Sunder brings a wealth of research experience and psychiatric expertise to his position as an investigator for CITrials' Riverside location...

 

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    Dr. Rajagopal Sunder, an investigator with CITrials' Riverside facility, 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 (by invitation). In addition to his CITrials responsibilities, he currently serves as a consulting psychiatrist in adult and substance dependence for Orange County and Riverside, and a 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 some 42 pharmaceutical protocols focused on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, MDD and other psychiatric disorders, as well as having served as a research psychiatrist or co-investigator on eight other studies involving a variety of problems and treatments, including those related to pregnancy. 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, an attending physician and clinical assistant professor in psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pa., and staff psychiatrist at the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry, in London, England. In 2003, he was the recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Young Investigator Award for a presentation on “The Development of an Evidence-Based Model for Maternal Addictions.”

    Dr. Sunder received his medical degree from the University of Rajasthan in India, and has earned diplomates from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London, England, the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Buffalo Grove, Ill., and the American Board of Addiction Medicine in Chevy Chase, Md. He also holds a Neuronetics TMS therapy certificate from Neurostar University in Beverly Hills, has been certified as a menopause practitioner by the North American Menopause Society, and is currently licensed by the medical boards of California, Arizona, Pennsylvania, New York and the United Kingdom. He served his internship and residency at the University of Bristol and the James Cook University Hospital & Hope Hospital in England, and at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. From 2000-2005, where he specialized in general psychiatry and received training in interpersonal psychotherapy for depressive disorders and mindfulness-based stress reduction for mood and anxiety disorders. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, the North American Menopause Society, the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the Association of Clinical Research Professionals and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators.

    Like all CITrials investigators, Dr. Sunder is committed to helping ensure that every company trial is carried out in conformity with protocol, CITrials SOPs, GCPs and FDA regulations. His investigative responsibilities encompass a variety of central nervous system conditions, including depression, Major Depressive Disorder, Dysthymia, Bipolar I, Bipolar II, Cyclothymia, Substance induced mood disorders, General Anxiety Disorder, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, schizophrenia, psychotic disorders both positive and negative types, affective disorders and Alzheimer's dementia.

    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.


     

 

 

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