Philadelphia Eye Associates

Center Information

Lisa Flynn and Kelleanne Miles
Study Coordinators
Philadelphia Eye Associates
1703 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148
215-339-8100 ext. 1115 or ext. 1120
215-339-0250 (fax);
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Center Overview

Philadelphia Eye Associates, a private comprehensive ophthalmology practice, was first started in 1978. We are dedicated to excellence in both direct patient care and clinical research. Our six board certified physicians who were all trained at either Wills Eye Hospital or University of Pennsylvania, are committed to being on the forefront of clinical ophthalmology while strictly adhering to the principles elaborated in Good Clinical Practice, the Declaration of Helsinki, and the FDA regulations.

Clinical Research Experience

We have had extensive experience in trials which range from Phase II-IV since 2001. We will accept proposals for Phase I research.

Thus far, the completed and ongoing trials are in the following areas:

  • Glaucoma
  • Allergy
  • Anti-infectives
  • Dry Eye
  • Normal/Safety (ophthalmologic and dermatologic)
  • Refractive Surgery and Phakic IOL
  • Contact Lenses
  • Uveitis
  • Ocular Safety of anti-psychotic medication

We have worked with the following sponsors and CROs:

  • Alcon
  • Allergan
  • Bausch and Lomb
  • Freeman Group
  • InSite Vision
  • Johnson & Johnson (Vistakon)
  • Kendle
  • Medennium(now for CIBA)
  • Merck
  • Novartis
  • Ophthalmic Research Associates
  • Otsuka
  • PPD
  • PRN
  • Pfizer
  • Pharmacia
  • PRN
  • Research Dynamics
  • Santen
  • Sucampo
  • CRI Worldwide
  • Sirion
  • Ista Pharmaceuticals
  • Abbott Medical Optics
  • Inspire
  • Ista
  • Vistakon
  • QLT
  • Fovea

Facility Description

Our clinical research department is located at our South Philadelphia location where we have dedicated space to accommodate the needs of our coordinators, visiting monitors and sponsors. The documents from current and prior trials are archived in secure areas at this location. We have two other locations in the Philadelphia area which are available for clinical research should the demands of a trial require their use. ETDRS charts are at each office. Locked refrigerators and cabinets are at all locations. We have a total of 18 examination rooms which are all equipped for full examinations. Photography, perimetry, pachymetry, laser, biometric ultrasound are available at each site. Our other locations are:

2610 East Allegheny Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134

1113 Hospital Drive Suite 302,
Willingboro, NJ 08046

Investigator Experience

Philadelphia Eye Associates has six board certified ophthalmologists and one optometrist, all who have been Principal Investigators or Sub-investigators on the studies referenced above.

Stacey Ackerman, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Clinical Research

Mark Blecher, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Refractive Surgery

Carolyn Repke, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery

Marc Garden, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology and Medical Retina

Robert Behar, M.D.
Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Brad Feldman, MD
Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Staff Expertise

All members of our research department have experience working with monitors and sponsors. Our assistant CRCs are in the process of becoming certified. In addition to the members of our research department listed below we have eight ophthalmic technicians.

Monica Martofel, CRC since 2001, CCRC since 2008

Lisa Flynn, CRC since 2005, CCRC since 2009
ETDRS certified

Kelleanne Miles, CRC since 2005, CCRC since 2008
ETDRS Certified

Patient Demographics

Our patient demographic is diverse in terms of ocular pathology, ethnicity and socioeconomic characteristics. We draw patients from both Philadelphia proper and the suburbs.

Other Information

We are able to use a Central IRB of the Sponsor's choosing.

For Sponsors and CROs:

Monica Martofel
Clinical Research Coordinator, Manager/Clinical Research Department
Philadelphia Eye Associates
1703 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19148 USA
Phone: 215-651-7763
Fax: 215-339-8103

For Patients:

Kelleanne Miles,CCRC
215-339-8100 ext. 1120

Lisa Flynn,CCRC
215-339-8100 ext. 1115

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If you are interested in contacting this center to discuss placing a clinical trial there, please complete and send the email form below. A representative from the research center will then follow up with you.