Our physicians

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.

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.