Apex Clinical Research Center provides access to cutting edge clinical trials so that our patients have the first chance for the best outcomes, and so that we can be a part of advancing the field of dermatology.  If you would like to be considered for one of our clinical trials or would like more information about participation, please fill out the Participant Form.

The Research Team

Veronica Peck

Veronica Peck is a Clinical Research Coordinator at the Apex Clinical Research Center. She graduated from Ohio State University and completed additional training in laboratory and clinical research at Ohio State, Case Western Reserve University, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital, and Cleveland Clinic.  She has worked on almost one hundred clinical research trials in the areas of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Immunology, Pulmonology,  Nephrology and Genetics and is thrilled to now focus on Dermatology.

Her goal at the Apex Clinical Research Center is to provide hope and connection to each patient and family within the greater complexity of clinical care and innovative technology. Research moves science and healthcare forward.  Every patient who participates in research is a unique pioneer in guiding the path ahead for future patients and directly impacting clinical care.

Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga, MD, MBA, FAAD, FACMS

In 2009, Dr. Garcia-Zuazaga enrolled at the Weatherhead School of Business of Case Western Reserve University to pursue his MBA, while still working full time as a Mohs surgeon. He completed this rigorous curriculum in 2011 and shortly after his graduation he relocated his practice to Concord, Ohio to establish Apex Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center.

Dr. Garcia-Zuazaga is Board Certified by the American Board of Dermatology, is a Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgeons, a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, and Fellow of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.

Current Studies

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Participation Form

Advancement in medical treatment is facilitated by the conduct of clinical trials.  Clinical trials provide essential data to evaluate the safety and efficacy of experimental medications and treatments which allows the FDA to determine if they should be marketed to the public.  Thus, volunteering for clinical trials is essential to this process.

As a volunteer, you may be provided with unique, experimental treatments for your medical condition.  You may or may not qualify for the study based on very stringent inclusion and exclusion criteria.  Often, the entire study team will not know if you are receiving the experimental medication/treatment or placebo.  These “double blind” trials insure that outcomes are evaluated without investigator or study team bias. The Principal Investigator, Sub-Investigator and entire research team will carefully monitor you during the entirety of your participation.

If you would like to be considered for one of our clinical trials or would like more information about participation, please complete the form.

For more information: ClinicalTrials.gov

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