Welcome to the Samaritan Center for Medical Research & Clinical Trials
The Samaritan Center for Medical Research (SCMR) is located in Los Gatos, California, in the heart of Silicon Valley. SCMR was established for the sole purpose of conducting all phases of clinical trials. The Center was established in 2005 by founder and principal investigator, Maia U. Chakerian, M.D. Since 1993, Dr. Chakerian has directed and participated in numerous clinical trials, both as a faculty member of the Pain Center at the University of California San Diego Medical Center, and since 1994 as a private practitioner specializing in pain medicine in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Founder & Principal Investigator
Dr. Chakerian is founder of, and Principal Investigator for the Samaritan Center for Medical Research (SCMR), an organization formed for the purpose of conducting clinical trials for the drug and medical device industries.
If you're interested in participating in clinical trials being conducted by SCMR or other organizations, or would like to know more about what's going on with the latest drug or device developments, please visit our clinical trials site at the link provided below.
Maia U. Chakerian - Principal Investigator:
- Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology
- Experienced clinical researcher since 1994
- Learn more about Dr. Chakerian
Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting
- Chronic Low back pain in adults with history of opioid induced constipation.
- Arthritis pain - For more information visit www.arthritisheartstudy.com
- Cervical dystonia or Blepharospasm
Descriptions of Individual Studies
|Chronic Low back Pain
To test the effectiveness of an experimental drug OXN versus a placebo in people suffering from moderate to severe chronic low back pain.
To test the safety and effectiveness of the drug OXN in the management of constipation caused by opioids.
|Male and female subject ≥ 18 years of age with moderate to severe, chronic low back pain as their predominant pain for at least 3 months prior to screening period.
|Cervical dystonia or blepharospasm
||To investigate the effectiveness of Xiomen in people with cervical dystonia or blepharospasm.
||Male and female subjects≥18 years who are eligible to be treated with botulinum toxin or the physician has chosen xeomin prior to and independent of enrollment in this study.
||To assess the effect of celecoxib versus nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on cardiovascular events, gastrointestinal events and renal events and symptomatic benefit in subjects with osteoarthirits or rheumatoid arthritis with cardiovascular disease or at risk of developing CVD.
||Male and female subjects≥18 years with a chonic analgesic regimen for at least 6 months.
- Cancer pain
- Non-cancer pain
- Implantable devices
- Neuropathic pain
- Migraine headaches
- Post-operative pain
- Low back pain
- Osteoarthritis pain
Sponsors, Clinical Research Organizations and IRB's
- Purdue Pharma
- Johnson & Johnson
- Western IRB
Sub Investigators Specialties
- Cardiac surgery
- Vascular surgery
Clinical Research Coordinator
Clinical Research Assistant:
Kavitha Yadlapalli, R.Ph.
Phone is (408) 356-0503 X 223
About Our Research Main Office
The main office of Samaritan Center for Medical Research occupies 2000 sq. ft. in a medical arts building adjacent to Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California. The office is 5 miles from downtown San Jose and the San Jose International Airport, and is conveniently located along public transportation routes.
Equipment & Services:
- Phlebotomy station
- CLIA certificate
- Freezer to -20˚C
- Double-locked drug storage cabinets
- Secure records, some stored onsite, others archived and readily available
- Analog line
- DSL internet connection
- Electronic medical records
- Separate workspace for study monitors is available, with telephone, printer, copier, and fax
SCMR provides skilled medical staffing and leading edge hospital facilities through its arrangement with Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, California. Hospital Facilities10 beds are available for the use of SCMR at Good Samaritan Hospital for inpatient or outpatient use.
Equipment & Services:
Phlebotomy, including the ability to draw samples for pharmacokinetic studies Full, certified clinical laboratory, including microbiology CT scan, MRI scan, ultrasound, DEXA scan, EKG, EEG, continuous cardiac monitoring, spirometry, available Pharmacy Freezer to -20˚C and to -70˚C Nursing staff available as needed Hospital meals provided as needed Separate workspace with dedicated phone and data lines (for study monitors).