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Elizabeth Taylor, MS, RD, CDE, CCRC
Director of Clinical Trials

Liz has been with WDC since its inception 13 years ago and has more than 17 years of experience in the medical field. A Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, Certified Diabetes Educator, and a Registered Dietician, Liz has conducted more than 200 successful trials and has also acted as a principal investigator for many studies, including a 2-year, nationwide nutrition study that involved thousands of patients. Liz also heads up the Diabetes Education and Programs Department.

Grace Pintabona, RN
Grace has recently rejoined the WDC staff and will focus her attention on fine tuning our Diabetes Education Services. Grace is a wonderful teacher and clinician, we look forward to her expertise and support in making our education programs world class.

Edward J. Busick, MD
Principal Investigator - Endocrinology

Board certified in Endocrinology, Dr. Busick has led hundreds of critical diabetes trials since joining CLINICA in 1994. He received his M.D. from John Hopkins University, and completed his internship and residencies at John Hopkins Hospital. On staff at the former Deaconess Waltham Hospital for 17 years, Dr. Busick is affiliated with the Newton Wellesley Hospital and teaches at Harvard Medical School.  

Gigi N. Girgis, MD
Sub-Investigator - Neurology

Dr. Girgis is board certified in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurolgy. She has been affiliated with CLINICA since 1996 and has conducted neurological studies with high patient enrollment. Dr. Girgis received her M.D. from Cairo University Medical School and completed residencies in Internal Medicine and Neurology. She is also Instructor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.

Wissam J. Khoory, MD
Sub-Investigator Internal Medicine

Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Khoory has been affiliated with CLINICA since 2001, acting as a sub-investigator for numerous trials. He received his MD from Boston University School of Medicine and has published papers on Molecular Biology.

Moise Shems, MD
Sub-Investigator Urology

Dr. Shems is board certified in Internal Medicine and Urology. He joined WDC in 2003 and is heading a ground breaking urology trial. Fluent in English, French, Arabic and Hebrew, Dr. Shems was on staff at the former Deaconess Waltham Hospital for 32 years, and is affiliated with four area hospitals.

Steven Schroder, CCRC
President, CEO

Founder of WDC, Steve oversees company operations, contract negotiations, finances and business development.

Lisa Pacitto
Patient Services/Media Relations

Since joining WDC in 2001, Lisa has developed community relations. She has a strong background in client and public relations and coordinates our recruitment and media efforts, generating increased public awareness of our facility and research protocols.

Linda Powers
Patient Recruitment

Linda has been with CLINICA since 1992 and has years of experience in the medical field. Linda acts as a patient advocate, promoting health awareness through clinical trials and focus groups

Darleen Laurent
Clinical Research Coordinator.

Darleen has recently joined WDC as a research coordinator.



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