Clinical Advancement Center

Our Experience

Our site has 7 years experience in phase I-IV clinical research studies. We have been one of the top enrollers in one-third of the studies we have participated in. As top enroller, we have successfully completed 6 sponsor audits and an FDA audit. Our study coordinators and research staff are fully dedicated to research, with 34 years of research experience and over 60 years of nephrology/dialysis experience between them.

  If you are interested in our
  research site, please call us
  at 210-223-4444, or complete
  the form below and we’ll
  contact you.


For more information,
please contact:

Deborah Kotara, RN
Business Development / Recruitment Coordinator / Research Nurse

(210) 223-4444


Our Practice

Renal Associates, P.A. is the largest renal care provider in
San Antonio and the surrounding area with 29 nephrologists covering:

•    8 outpatient clinics in San Antonio
•    11 outpatient clinics in South Texas
•    40 dialysis clinics in San Antonio and surrounding area
•    Vascular access center with 3 interventional nephrologists

Our Staff

Our staff is dedicated to providing rapid enrollment, timely and accurate data collection and excellent patient care.  Our staff is IATA trained and experienced in the processing, packing, and shipping of blood specimens to central laboratories, including the handling of frozen specimens and use of dry ice.

We have on staff:
•    5 Full-time Clinical Study Coordinators
•    2 Data Entry Clerks
•    Recruiter
•    SAE Coordinator
•    Registered Dietician
•    Clinical Manager
•    Regulatory/Business Manager
•    Business Development Manager

They are experienced in:
•    PK draws
•    ECGs
•    Phlebotomy
•    Electronic data capture
•    24 hour urine collection
•    Biomarker sample collection and processing
•    Processing, packing and shipping laboratory specimens

Many of our staff members are fluent in Spanish and English, including Dr. Pergola, and several of our co-investigators.






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