Welcome to the Samaritan Center for Medical Research & Clinical Trials

Our Mission

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.

 

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Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Founder & Principal Investigator
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Current Clinical Trials
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Current Clinical Trials in Follow Up Phase
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Descriptions of Individual Studies
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Research Experience
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Research Sponsors
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments CRO's
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments IRB's
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Sub Investigator Specialties
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Clinical Research Coordinators
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments About Our Research Main Office
Pain Management Physicians of Silicon Valley San Jose South Bay Area California Pain Injections Spine Treatments Our Research Facilities


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
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

Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
Clinical Trials Currently Recruiting

  • Herniated L4-5 or L5-S1 disc with leg pain

Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MDClinical Trials in Follow Up Phase

Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
Descriptions of Individual Studies

Indications

Purpose

Eligibility

Arthritis pain

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 osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis with cardiovascular disease or at risk of developing CVD.

Learn more:
www.arthritisheartstudy.com

Male and female subjects≥18 years with a chronic analgesic regimen for at least 6 months.

Herniated lumbosacral disc

To assess the effect of injection of investigational product into the nucleus pulposus (center) of a herniated L4-5 or L5-S1 disc versus sham injection as measured by changes in leg pain.

Male and female subjects 30-70 years of age with lumbar disc herniation (L4-5 or L5-S1) with sciatica in either leg for ≥ 6 weeks and < 1 year.

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

To demonstrate the effectiveness and consistency of 3 manufacturing lots of MMR vaccine.

Male and female children 12-15 months of age will be vaccinated against MMR, and receive other scheduled vaccines at the same time.


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
Research Experience

  • Cancer pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Herniated lumbosacral disc
  • Implantable devices
  • Low back pain
  • Migraine headaches
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Non-cancer pain
  • Opioid-induced constipation
  • Osteoarthritis pain
  • Post-operative pain
  • Vaccines


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
Sponsors, Clinical Research Organizations and IRB's

Sponsors

  • Abbott
  • Allergan
  • AstraZeneca
  • Auxilium
  • Cephalon
  • Elan
  • Faulding
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Insys
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • King
  • Medgenex
  • Neuromed
  • Ortho-McNeil
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia
  • Purdue
  • Purdue Pharma
  • Salix
  • Seikagaku
  • Wyeth


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
CRO’s

  • Clinimetrics
  • Covance
  • I3
  • Icon
  • INC
  • Kendle
  • Omnicare
  • Paragon
  • Parexel
  • PPD
  • PRA
  • Quintiles
  • Registrat-MAPI
  • United BioSource


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
IRB's

  • Aspire
  • Biomed
  • Chesapeake
  • Copernicus
  • Ethical and Independent Review Services
  • IntegReview
  • Quorum
  • Schulman
  • Sterling
  • Western IRB


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
Sub Investigators Specialties

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Cardiology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Podiatry
  • Pulmonology
  • Rheumatology
  • Vascular surgery


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Assistant:

Kathy Wall
Email: kwall@samaritan-research.com
Phone is (408) 356-0503 X 223


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
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:

  • Analog line
  • Centrifuge
  • CLIA certificate
  • Double-locked drug storage cabinets
  • DSL internet connection
  • EKG
  • Electronic medical records
  • Freezer to -20?C
  • Phlebotomy station
  • Secure records, some stored onsite, others archived and readily available
  • Separate workspace for study monitors is available, with telephone, printer, copier, and fax
  • Temperature controlled refrigerator


Pain Injections Spinal Cord Stimulation Clinical Trials Doctor Silicon Valley San Jose California Good Samaritan Chakerian MD
Hospital Facility

Dr. Chakerian has hospital appointments at two nearby full-service inpatient hospitals, Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, CA, and El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos and Mountain View, CA, allowing for inpatient and outpatient studies.

Off-site Equipment & Services:

CT, MRI, ultrasound, DEXA, EEG, NCV/EMG, spirometry

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