AMCR Institute, Inc.

Center Information

N. Celeste Bailey, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer
AMCR Institute, Inc.
625 West Citracado Parkway Suite 112
Escondido, CA 92025
760 466-1525

Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Family Medicine
Healthy Volunteers
Internal Medicine
Nutrition and Weight Loss

Performance Metrics

Number of Studies Conducted: 100+
Number of Studies Actually Completed: 100+
Number of Active Patients in the Database: 4900
Regulatory Submission Turn-Around Time: 7 Business Day(s)
Average Number of Total Patients Enrolled: 15
Average Percent of Total Patients Randomized: 90%
Average Percent of ‘Completed’ Studies that met Enrollment Goals: 98%
EDC Capabilities: Yes


AMCR Institute is a clinical research center engaged in Phase I-IV trials in the field of endocrinology and metabolism. We focus on drug and medical device studies for diabetes type 1 and type 2 and other metabolic disorders including lipids, men and women’s health issues, osteoporosis, obesity, and thyroid disease.

The AMCR Institute has two facilities in Escondido and Temecula in Southern California. The Escondido facility is the corporate headquarters and is situated approximately 30 miles north of Downtown San Diego. It is equipped to handle studies of any complexity for leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies with a new "patient friendly" environment The Temecula facility is located 25 miles north of the Escondido office. Both facilities are close to the I-15 freeway with easy access and parking for participants.

We pride ourselves on our excellent record of meeting the industry’s need for sites that can facilitate rapid study start-up, patient enrollment, efficient execution and completion of the studies in a safe environment.

Our Vision
Excellence in clinical research, accelerating access to treatments that change lives.

Mission Statement
The AMCR Institute is dedicated to attracting, nurturing and retaining patients and staff to accomplish outstanding metabolic research. Our volunteers, sponsors, partners and staff enjoy working together in an environment of mutual respect that fosters personal growth and optimal health. We passionately believe that the participation of a few in clinical research studies can make a difference to the many that suffer from chronic metabolic conditions. We will strive to be the best at what we do and at all times be meticulous in all our practices placing the care, safety and confidentiality of our volunteers first!


For more than 20 years, Timothy Bailey, MD has directed Phase I-IV endocrine and metabolic clinical trials for many of the world's leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies. We have extensive device experience, ranging from first-in-human to pivotal trials for FDA submission. We have special expertise in the evaluation of medical software, both embedded and stand-alone.


Our new phase I facilities features

  • 2 in-patient beds for overnight stays
  • Day clinic equipped with 5 patient custom built reclining patient chairs
  • On site blood drawing and processing lab with IATA certified staff
  • Secured access medicine room
  • -70° C Freezer
  • Fax, DSL and wireless internet access
  • Located approximately 3 miles from a major medical center
  • Kitchen facilities

In addition, our facilities include:

  • Bone densitometry by DXA scan
  • Body composition by DXA scan
  • ECG Machines; cardiac monitor
  • Stadiometer
  • Thyroid ultrasound
  • Refrigerated Centrifuge
  • Konica Minolta Buzhub Copier/Printer
  • Satellite TV


Timothy Bailey, MD, FACE, FACP, CPI
Licensure and Board Certification Internal Medicine and Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Dr. Bailey, a certified physician investigator (CPI), has specialized in working with patients with diabetes, osteoporosis, thyroid diseases and lipids disorders since 1990. He is a clinical associate professor at the University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine.

Chandrasekhar Varma, MD, FACE, FACP
Licensure and Board Certification Internal Medicine, Endocrinology & Metabolism.
Dr. Varma specializes in his practice in applying rapidly evolving technology to treat endocrine and metabolic disorders. He is a clinical assistant professor at the University Of California San Diego School Of Medicine.

Roya Jannesari, MSN, CFNP

Trent Davis, PA

John Walsh, PA, CDE


Full time staff members:

  • 1 medical director and PI
  • 4 Subinvestigators
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist and Clinical Operations Manager
  • 9 full-time clinical research coordinators
  • Registered dietitian for counseling
  • Recruitment and Marketing Coordinator
  • Receptionist


AMCR Institute carries out cutting-edge clinical trials using medications and medical devices developed by the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. We are situated in a highly populated region close to San Diego and the Mexican border facilitating recruitment from a geographically diverse population. Our staff works with the local communities and health centers, diabetes educators and physicians offices in San Diego and Riverside counties. Patients who participate in clinical trials at our sites come from a variety of different sources and we advertise regularly in the local media, radio and TV participating in health fairs and symposiums and other community events. Eligible patients are offered the latest treatment options carried out under strict guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration. Volunteers become the most critical link in a chain of research and testing to develop breakthrough treatments for a broad range of health problems. At all times, your safety and confidentiality are guarded with the utmost concern. Because of our respected background in research, AMCR physicians regularly present their research findings to major medical organizations.

Contact Center

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