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

Debbie Donohue

Debbie Donohue earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University. She worked at Beaumont Hospital specializing in Cardiac care and ICU, eventually transitioning to Infectious Disease Research.  After relocating to Ohio, she and the Principal Investigator started a gastroenterology research company in Mentor, Ohio.  For over 11 years, Debbie worked there as the Clinical Research Coordinator and Research Manager.  She joined the Apex Clinical Research Center team in February 2020 and is assisting with its initiation into clinical trials.  Debbie is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and holds ACLS, BLS, IATA, and GCP certifications.

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.

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.

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