Bijan Bastani, MD

Dr. Bijan Bastani, is a Board Certified psychiatrist with extensive experience in clinical research. After completing psychiatric residency and two years of fellowship in psychopharmacology at University Hospitals of Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University he joined the psychiatry department . Since then he has had additional training in sleep medicine. Dr Bastani is an experienced researcher with strong clinical interest. He has established Northeast Clinical Trials in 1995 and prior to that he developed and administered outpatient programs with academic and research components in the University Hospitals, Veteran Administration Medical Center and Community Mental Health Centers. He has over 18 years of clinical trials experience as a principal investigator as well as initiating studies that covered wide range of psychiatric and sleep disorders.

Luis F. Ramirez, MD

Dr. Luis Ramirez is a Board Certified psychiatrist and is the director of the Murtis H. Taylor Multi-Service Center. He is also the director of “Quality Outcomes Training” and is Chairman for the Department of Psychiatry at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. He attended medical school at Universidad del Valle, in Cali, Colombia S.A. and worked his internship at Hospital Universitario. Dr. Ramirez has an extensive career in research specializing in psychopharmacology. He has worked on multiple trials in the areas of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, ADHD, smoking cessation, adolescent and childhood depression, insomnia, and generalized anxiety. He also acts as the senior director of clinical research for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical where he was the team head on a group in charge of developing Otsuka’s first antidepressant, and was also associated with developing Otsuka’s first anti-pyschotic.

Joseph A. Golish, MD

Dr. Joseph A. Golish is a nationally renowned Sleep Specialist. Dr. Golish is board-certified in sleep medicine and the author of more than 300 publications on sleep. In addition to being a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a Member, Sleep Steering Committee of the American College of Chest Physicians. He is also a specialist in Internal Medicine with sub-specialties in both Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Golish is Professor Emeritus & Head of Sleep Medicine (retired) at Cleveland Clinic and a professor for over 35 years at The Ohio State University and Penn State University.

Philip J. Fischer, MD

Dr. Philip J. Fischer is a Board Certified psychiatrist and the retired director of the Psychiatry and Neurology Departments at University Mednet. He attended John Carroll University where he received a BA in psychology. He went on to attend Medical School at Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Mexico. Dr. Fischer has since had an illustrious career with Laurelwood Hospital and has been recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Psychology Association since December of 1999. He has strong interests in psychopharmacology and has been associated in clinical trials involving treatment resistant depression.

Doreen Kern, RN

Doreen Kern has a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and has been a clinical research coordinator for over 14 years. She has extensive experience in depression, generalized anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, ADHD, adolescent depression smoking cessation, shift work disorder, and bipolar clinical trials.

Heather Walker, RN

Heather Walker has a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and has been a clinical research coordinator since 1998. She has extensive experience in depression, generalized anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, ADHD, adolescent depression and bipolar trials

Armin Sharifi, BSC

Armin Sharifi has a Bachelors Degree in Science from Kent State University. He has attended two years of Medical School at Case Western Reserve University at the Graduate level. Armin has experience in depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, smoking cessation, shift work disorder, and ADHD clinical trials.

Nick Messina

Nick Messina has an Associates Degree from Cleveland State University in the pre-therapy program. He still attends classes to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy. Nick has experience in depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, smoking cessation, shift work disorder, and ADHD trials.