Researchers

Dr. Michael T. Avery, DO, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2014. He completed his rheumatology fellowship in 2014 from University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Outside of medicine, he enjoys beekeeping.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • Reflections

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • AMGEN PSA

Dr. Rachel Edelen, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2003. She completed her pediatric endocrinology fellowship in 2006 from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Outside of medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family and skiing.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • NovoEllipse
  • T1DExchange
  • AMGEN OSLER 2
  • ANSWER
  • AZT2D
  • Edition Jr
  • Grifols
  • KIGS
  • IGFD Registry
  • TEENS
  • T1D Older Adults

Dr. Gregory A. English, DO, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2013. He completed his internal medicine residency in 2009 from Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN. Outside of medicine, he enjoys hunting and playing soccer.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • ART-123

 Dr. Stephen Tamang, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2012. He completed his family medicine residency in 2014 from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys woodworking.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • Merck T2D Sitagliptin

 Dr. Kurt Stone, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2002. He completed his family medicine residency in 1980 from Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys rock climbing.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • CDiffense

 Dr. Thomas B. Repas, DO, has been working with regional Health Clinical Research since 2006. He completed his endocrinology and metabolism fellowship in 2007 from University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys beekeeping and running ultramarathons of up to 100 miles.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • Lexicon
  • Dr. Brian P. Bowers, DO, has been working with regional health clinical research since 2012. He completed his fellowship in rheumatology in 2008 from Stony Brook University Medical Center in Stony Brook, NY. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys fly fishing.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • AMGEN PSA

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • Reflections

Dr. Bobbie Schneller, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2014. She completed her residency in family medicine in 2009

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • CDiffense

 Dr. Jennifer K. May, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2008. She completed her fellowship in rheumatology in 2005 at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • Reflections
  • AMGEN PSA

 Dr. Louis C. Raymond, MD, has been working with Regional Health Research since 2011. He completed his fellowship in nephrology in 1994 at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys bike riding and spending time with his family.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • OVERTURE 156-10-291

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • WED-HED

 Dr. Fredric M. Birch, MD, has been working with Regional Health Research since 2016. He completed his fellowship in nephrology in 1987 at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys hunting and spending time with his family.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • WED-HED

L. Michelle Wasson, Chapa-C, has been working with Regional Health Research since 2008. She earned her master’s degree from University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO in 2000. Outside of medicine, she enjoys taking care of all of her animals.

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • Merck T2D Sitagliptin
  • NovoEllipse
  • T1DExchange
  • AMGEN OSLER 2
  • ANSWER
  • AZT2D
  • Edition Jr
  • Grifols
  • GSKMMR
  • Lexicon

Emily Huntley, PA, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2008. She earned her master’s degree at Des Moines University Osteopathic Medical Center in Des Moines, IA in 2004. Outside of practicing medicine, she enjoys spending time with her family.

 Sub Investigator Trials:

  • Reflections
  • AMGEN PSA 

Shari A. Fechner, CNP, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2010. She earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing at South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD in 1997. Outside of medicine, she enjoys golfing.

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • Reflections
  • AMGEN PSA

 Dr. David B. Whitney, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2012. He completed his pediatric residency in 1994 from University of Arizona Health Sciences Center in Tucson, AZ. Outside of medicine, he enjoys hunting, and fishing.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • GSKMMR

 Dr. Cara Hamilton, MD, has been working with Regional Health Research since 2012.

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • GSKMMR

 Dr. Lori Strong, MD, has been working with Regional Health Research since 2012.

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • GSKMMR 

Dr. David Mueller, MD, has been working with Regional Health Research since 2012.

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • GSKMMR

Dr. Kelly J. Airey, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2014. She completed her cardiac electrophysiology fellowship in 2009 from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. Outside of practicing medicine, she enjoys hiking and biking.
Principle Investigator Trials:

  • ENSURE
  • PARAGON-HF

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • PIONEER HF
  • NAVIGATE X4
  • NODE-1

Dr. Samuel J. Durr, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1998. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1988 from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys the outdoors and cheering on the Chicago Cubs.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • ACCELERATE
  • ACCENTUATE
  • CATCH
  • EVENT
  • LUNAR
  • PRE-DETERMINE
  • REDUCE-IT
  • STRENGTH
  • TRA-PCI
  • TWILIGHT

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • AddHoc PCI 2

Dr. Michael P. D’Urso, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1999. He completed his interventional cardiology fellowship in 1997 from Iowa Heart Center in DesMoines, IA. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his children.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • ARCHIPELAGO
  • EARLY-ACS
  • IMPROVE-IT
  • KILO
  • LANCELOT
  • ODYSSEY
  • PEGASUS
  • STEEPLE
  • SYNERGY
  • THEMIS
  • TRA2P
  • TRA2P-OCULAR
  • TRACER

Sub Investigator Trials:
 
Dr. L. Norman Ferrier, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2003. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1985 from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Outside of medicine, he enjoys playing tennis.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • ACCLAIM
  • ACUITY
  • ARTEMIS
  • AXIOM-ACS
  • BALANCE
  • CHAMPION
  • CHAMPION-PCI
  • DEScover
  • ELEVATE TIMI-56
  • EXSCEL
  • LATITUDE-TIMI 60
  • MEND-CABG
  • NAPA CS
  • PHOENIX
  • PHOENIX Econ
  • PLASMA
  • VISTA-16

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • GEMINI ACS
  • PIONEER
  • SAVOR TIMI 53
  • SILVER AMI
  • SPIRE 1
  • SPIRE 2

Dr. K. John Heilman II, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2006. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1986 from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, CO. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys fishing.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • ASCEND-HF
  • ASTRONAUT
  • CUPID
  • ENCYSIVE
  • PARADIGM
  • PARADIGM HF
  • PIONEER HF
  • RELAX
  • ROCKET-AF
  • X-VERT

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • BI 1160.128
  • BOREALIS
  • ENABLE MRI
  • ENSURE
  • GLORIA
  • GLORIA AF
  • LSR ACUITY
  • LSS 4-SITE
  • MK 4448-006
  • NAVIGATE X4
  • NODE 1
  • PALLAS
  • PARAGON HF

Dr. Rajesh Pradhan, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2013. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 2013 from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys playing soccer and running.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • AEGIS-1
  • CSL 112-2001

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • dalGENE
  • TWILIGHT

Dr. Drew A. Purdy, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1998. He completed his cardiology fellowship in 1987 from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys photography and collecting wine.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • APEX-AMI
  • CARIN
  • dal-ACUTE
  • dalGENE
  • dalOUTCOMES
  • dalOUTCOMES-2
  • EBBINHAUS
  • EIAF
  • EQUATOR
  • ERASE-MI
  • Espirion ETC
  • FOURIER
  • FOURIER OLE
  • GRAVITAS
  • INNOVATE-PCI
  • JUMBO TIMI-26
  • LAPLACE TIMI-57
  • LAPLACE-2
  • OASIS-5
  • OFFSET
  • OSLER
  • PEACE
  • PLATO
  • PolyMedix
  • PRIMO-CABG II
  • PRINCIPLE TIMI-44
  • RADAR
  • REGULATE-PCI
  • REVERSAL-PCI
  • SPIRE 1
  • SPIRE 2
  • SWAP
  • SWAP 2
  • TRIGGER-PCI
  • TRIPLET
  • TIRTON TIMI-38
  • TRITON-LTFU
  • VALIANT
  • WIZARD

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • AddHoc PCI
  • CSL 112-2001
  • EXSCEL
  • IMPROVE-IT
  • POZEN
  • SOLID
  • CUPID

Dr. Bhaskar Purushottam, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2015. He completed his interventional cardiology fellowship in 2014 from William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI and his endovascular and structural interventional fellowship in 2015 from Mount Sinai Hospital, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys reading and traveling.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • LEADERS FREE II

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • CONFIDENCE
  • Espirion ETC
  • CSL 112_2001 

Dr. Alex Schabauer, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1998. He completed his fellowship in cardiology and vascular medicine in 1996 at Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. Outside of medicine, he enjoys hiking.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • ELIXA
  • EUCLID
  • HARMONY
  • PROVIDENCE

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • VOYAGER

Dr. Jose M. Teixeira, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1998. He completed his fellowship in cardiology in 1988 and his fellowship in electrophysiology in 1989, both at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Browns Mills, NJ. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys running.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • ALPHEE
  • ATHENA
  • BI 1160.128
  • BOREALIS
  • ENABLE MRI
  • ENGAGE
  • EXPLORE-Xa
  • GLORIA
  • GLORIA AF
  • HESTIA
  • ICARIOS
  • INTRINSIC
  • LSR ACUITY
  • LSS 4-SITE
  • MAIA
  • MK 4448-0006
  • NAVIGATE X4
  • NODE 1
  • PALLAS
  • RELY
  • SHEILD 2
  • ULTRA

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • ASTRONAUT
  • PARADIGM
  • PARAGON HF
  • RELAX 

Dr. Joseph L. Tuma, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2006. He completed his fellowship in cardiology in 2005 from the Cardiac Center at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE. He completed his fellowship in interventional cardiology/endovascular medicine in 2006 from the Cardiac Center at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, NE. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys spending time with his kids at the lake.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • CANOPY
  • CHOICE
  • CONFIDENCE
  • CREATE-PAS
  • CREATE-SUV
  • DAPT
  • DURABILITY-PAS
  • ENDOMAX
  • FREEDOM
  • PROMUS
  • REDUCE
  • SCAFFOLD
  • SuperNOVA
  • TAXUS
  • TRILOGY
  • VOYAGER

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • EMINENCE

Dr. Amad M. Zineldine, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2009. He completed his fellowship in cardiology in 2002 from The Brooklyn Hospital Center in Brooklyn, NY. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys to travel.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • CANTOS
  • REVEAL
  • REVEAL TIMI-55

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • HARMONY 

Roger E. DeRaad, MN, CNP, CNS, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1998. He earned his master’s degree in nursing in 1994 from the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. Outside of practicing medicine, he enjoys woodworking and traveling.

Principle Investigator Trials:

  • PALM Registry

Sub Investigator Trials:

  • ARTEMIS
  • LAPLACE-2
  • PARADIGM HF
  • SCAFFOLD
  • ACCELERATE
  • ACCENTUATE
  • ACCLAIM
  • ACUITY
  • AddHoc PCI
  • AddHoc PCI 2
  • AEGIS 1
  • ALPHEE
  • AMGEN PSA
  • APEX-AMI
  • APPRAISE-2
  • AQCLAIM
  • ASCEND-HF
  • ASTRONAUT
  • ATHENA
  • AXIOM-ACS
  • BI 1160.128
  • BOREALIS
  • CANTOS
  • CARIN
  • CATCH
  • CDiffense
  • CHAMPION
  • CHAMPION PCI
  • CHARISMA
  • CHOICE
  • CONFIDENCE
  • CREATE-PAS
  • CREATE-SUV
  • CSL 112-2001
  • CSL 2a
  • CUPID
  • dalACUTE
  • dalGENE
  • dalOUTCOMES
  • DAPT
  • DEScover
  • DURABILITY PAS
  • EARLY ACS
  • EBBINHAUS
  • EIAF
  • ELEVATE TIMI 56
  • ELIXA
  • EMINENCE
  • ENABLE MRI
  • ENCYSIVE
  • ENODMAX
  • ENGAGE
  • ENSURE
  • EQUATOR
  • ERASE-MI
  • Espirion ETC
  • EUCLID
  • EVENT
  • EXPLORE-Xa
  • EXSCEL
  • FOURIER
  • FOURIER OLE
  • FREEDOM
  • GEMINI ACS
  • GLORIA
  • GLORIA AF
  • HARMONY
  • HESTIA
  • ICARIOS
  • IMPROVE IT
  • INNOVATE PCI
  • INTRINSIC
  • JUMBO TIMI 26
  • KILO
  • LANCELOT
  • LAPLACE TIMI 57
  • LATITUDE TIMI 60
  • LSR ACUITY
  • LSS 4SITE
  • LUNAR
  • MAIA
  • MAINTIAN
  • MEND-CABG
  • Merck T2D Sitagliptin
  • MK4448-006
  • NAPA CS
  • NODE 1
  • OASIS-5
  • ODYSSEY
  • OFFSET
  • OSLER
  • PALLAS
  • PARADIGM
  • PARAGON HF
  • PEACE
  • PEGASUS
  • PHOENIX
  • PIONEER
  • PIONEER HF
  • PLASMA
  • PLATO
  • PolyMedix
  • POZEN
  • PRE-DETERMINE
  • PRIMO-CABGII
  • PRINCIPLE TIMI 44
  • PROVIDENCE
  • RADAR
  • REDUCE
  • REDUCE IT
  • REGODO
  • REGULATE PCI
  • RELATE
  • RELAX
  • RELY
  • REVEAL
  • REVEAL TIMI 55
  • REVERSAL PCI
  • ROCKET AF
  • SAVOR TIMI 53
  • SCAFFOLD
  • SHIELD 2
  • SILVER AMI
  • SOLID
  • SOLSTICE
  • SPIRE 1
  • SPIRE 2
  • STABILITY
  • STEEPLE
  • STRENGTH
  • SWAP
  • SWAP 2
  • SYNERGY
  • TADS
  • THEMIS
  • TRA2P
  • TRA2P-OCULAR
  • TRACER
  • TRA-PCI
  • TRIGGER PCI
  • TRILOGY
  • TRIPLET
  • TRITON TIMI 38
  • TRITON LTFU
  • TWILIGHT
  • ULTRA
  • VALIANT
  • VISTA 16
  • VOYAGER
  • WIZARD
  • X-VERT

Dr. Eric S. Eastmo, MD, He completed his fellowship in radiation oncology in from the Medical College of Wisconsin.
 
Dr. Helen Frederickson, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1987.    
 
Dr. Joshua C. Lukenbill, DO, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2014. He completed his medical oncology/hematology fellowship in 2014 from Taussig Cancer Institute, Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH.
 
Dr. Daniel G. Petereit, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1992. He completed his fellowship in radiation oncology in from the University of Wisconsin Hospital/clinics in, WI.
 
Dr. Michael O. Robinson, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1993. He completed his fellowship from the University of Kansas in Kansas City, KS.
 
Dr. M. Behnan Sahin, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2000. He completed his fellowship in medical oncology, hematology in from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI and the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.
 
Dr. Mark Schroeder, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 1995.
 
Dr. Michael J. Swartz, MD, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2003. He completed his fellowship in radiation oncology from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD.
 
Diane Coon, CNP, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2000. She earned her master’s degree in nursing in   from South Dakota State University in Rapid City, SD.
 
Heidi Glood, CNP, she earned her master’s degree in nursing in 2010 from South Dakota State University in Rapid City, SD.
 
Cherise Hunter, MSN, CRNP, has been working with Regional Health Clinical Research since 2004. She earned her master’s degree in nursing in from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.