When Overseeing Clinical Research Studies, Experience Matters

When you participate in a clinical study, you want to know that you are in good hands. That the people conducting the research understand what they are doing. This is not something you have to worry about with the experienced professionals at RCA.

Ours is a team of fully licensed psychologists and psychiatrists with decades of experience between them. They are well-respected both in the medical and research communities and have worked with and studied people of all ages and backgrounds over the course of their careers.

Learn more about individual RCA investigators and clinical staff by clicking their bios below:

PHYSICIANS/INVESTIGATORS

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.

David Seiden, MD

Principal Investigator

Maria DePombo, MD

Principal Investigator

Howard Schwartz, 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.

All told, the investigators and associated personnel at RCA have conducted more than 1,000 clinical trials over the years, so they possess an in-depth understanding of the process and the best methodologies to use – both to keep participants safe and to attain accurate and useful information that will be used to improve life by developing new medical procedures and drugs.