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Discovering New Treatments and Changing Lives

Our mission is to be the best-in-class clinical research site contributing to the development of new medications by conducting trials at the highest ethical standards

Our Highly Experienced Staff Has Conducted Over 1,000 Clinical Trials

What is a Clinical Trial and
Why Participate?

Our Areas of Expertise

Mental Health (CNS)

We run many types of studies that are aimed to treat a wide variety of conditions.

Mental Health (CNS)

For individuals who are suffering from addiction, it can be very difficult to overcome the condition.

Our substance use disorder studies hope to find better methods of overcoming addiction.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION

For individuals who are suffering from addiction, it can be very difficult to overcome the condition.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & ADDICTION

For individuals who are suffering from addiction, it can be very difficult to overcome the condition.

Our substance use disorder studies hope to find better methods of overcoming addiction.

VACCINES

A vacine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease.

VACCINES

A vacine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease.

GASTROENTEROLOGY

Gastroenterology is the study of the normal function and diseases of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine

GASTROENTEROLOGY

For individuals who are suffering from addiction, it can be very difficult to overcome the condition.

Our substance use disorder studies hope to find better methods of overcoming addiction.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

Unique issues include pregnancy, menopause, and conditions of the female organs.

WOMEN’S HEALTH

For individuals who are suffering from addiction, it can be very difficult to overcome the condition.

Our substance use disorder studies hope to find better methods of overcoming addiction.

SLEEP STUDIES

Up to 14 beds avaulable for research use, 6 beds adjacent to main outpatient clinic.

SLEEP STUDIES

For individuals who are suffering from addiction, it can be very difficult to overcome the condition.

Our substance use disorder studies hope to find better methods of overcoming addiction.

Meet Our Staff

Throughout the country, there are many companies that specialize in clinical research, but throughout the years our team at Research Centers of America (RCA) has dedicated ourselves to being truly exceptional. We are an independently owned and operated research company offering clinical trials in Broward County and surrounding areas.

Peter Ventre, MD

Principal Investigator

  • Founder, Research Centers of America and Ventre Medical Associates
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. Ventre has built a strong reputation over the years within the research community as being a diligent and insightful investigator. With experience in more than 100 clinical trials, he ensures excellent patient care and thorough involvement in the research process.

Howard Schwartz, MD

Principal Investigator

David Seiden, MD

Principal Investigator

Maria DePombo, MD

Principal Investigator

Sandeep Mendiratta, MD

Principal Investigator

  • Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Licensed to prescribe Controlled Substances and Suboxone

Dr. Mendiratta has served as sub-investigator for the majority of RCA’s clinical trials in both the outpatient and inpatient settings for a variety of diagnoses including schizophrenia, ADHD, substance abuse and depression. His expertise in these areas have led to several features

Nelson Cordero-Torres, MD

Principal Investigator

  • Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Licensed to prescribe Controlled Substances and Suboxone

Dr. Cordero has delved into clinical research since starting with RCA and is currently one of RCA’s Principal Investigators. He has experience with over 50 clinical trials and always maintains abreast on current research in CNS. Dr. Cordero’s experience and leadership pave the way for success in conducting clinical trials at RCA.

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Current Trials Open For Enrollment

Bipolar Disorder

Showing signs of a manic episode?

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Schizophrenia

Have you been diagnosed with Schizophrenia?

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Bipolar Disorder

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Schizophrenia

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Committed to Finding Workable Treatments

There are an endless amount of benefits to being involved in clinical trials, which are the key step in developing new medical drugs and procedures. Throughout the country, there are many companies that specialize in clinical research, but throughout the years our team at Research Centers of America (RCA) has dedicated ourselves to being truly exceptional. We are an independently owned and operated research company offering clinical trials in Broward County and surrounding areas.

We are interested in finding and choosing the most qualified candidates to participate in our clinical studies, because we know this gives us the most accurate results and may offer different and better options to other patients like you in the future. If you have lost hope in finding a workable medicine for your condition or disease, you may have an opportunity to help not only yourself, but also others with the same ailment. The clinical trials we conduct at RCA provide pharmaceutical companies with valid and useful data to help determine if a new medication may be a better treatment option in the future.