Infinity Clinical Research, LLC

Center Information

Suzanne Gutierrez
Executive Vice President
Infinity Clinical Research, LLC
4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 200
Hollywood, FL 33021
954-620-3340; 954-612-2528
954-620-3310 (fax)
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Currently Enrolling Trials

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Therapeutic Areas

Cardiology/Vascular Diseases
Internal Medicine
Pulmonary/Respiratory Diseases

Center Overview

Infinity Clinical Research provides clinical trial related services to pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations (CROs), biotechnology companies, medical device companies and clinical sites in need of partnering capabilities for ancillary services. We are not a "Site Management Organization" but rather the research division of a consortium of single and multi-specialty, multi-disciplinary medical practices including Cardiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, and Pulmonary disease, all throughout Broward County, Florida. Together, our medical groups provide care to more than 250,000 lives each year. We also work privately and exclusively with other medical groups that refer their patients to participate in our various enrolling trials.

Infinity Clinical Research has a qualified and experienced team of clinical research professionals who understand the intricacies of conducting clinical trials. Our experience with the entire process, from feasibility to site closeout, enables us to ensure timely and effective delivery at every stage of a trial. Our dedicated research team is comprised of highly skilled research professionals with many years of experience in all phases of trials and in a myriad of clinical indications. Our staff consists of board certified physicians in Cardiology, Neurology, Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Sleep Medicine; a Neuro-Radiologist, PhD level Raters, and Certified Clinical Research Coordinators. In addition, our corporate administrative team includes our Executive Vice President who manages all business operations, and our Administrative Coordinator who supports the Vice President.

Infinity Clinical Research's goal is to provide benchmark standards in research practice but also understand the governing regulations regarding clinical trials; thereby earning Infinity Clinical Research recognition as a company that provides our customers with excellent service, responsiveness and quality results.

Clinical Research Experience

Infinity Clinical Research has the ability to:

  • Provide multiple quality sites or one single site based on study requirements and the site(s) ability to perform the trial
  • Conduct Phase II-IV trials
  • Customize a project to accommodate unique and challenging study designs
  • Provide staffing with trained, experienced study coordinators and ancillary staff
  • Enroll from large databases with cultural diversity
  • Finalize budgets and contracts quickly through our centralized office
  • Complete regulatory documents with rapid turnaround time
  • Assist sites with recruitment strategies to enroll subjects
  • Provide ongoing on-site development training for our investigators and staff to ensure our sites are consistently producing the required results
  • Perform quality assurance audits to ensure consistent quality data is collected

Infinity Clinical Research understands and appreciates the demands of conducting clinical trials on Sponsors. By developing a network of qualified sites, providing the infrastructure necessary to meet a trial’s stringent timelines, and centrally managing contracts, budgets, and regulatory documents, Infinity Clinical Research’s commitment to support the successful outcome of each trial conducted at one of our sites is our paramount goal.

Facility Description

We currently conduct clinical trials at the following locations:

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Neurology and ALL CNS Disorders
4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 200
Hollywood, Florida 33021

Board Certified Neurologists:
Harvey D. Schwartz, MD; Damon Salzman, Paul L. Ginsberg, MD; Eduardo Cutie, MD; Joel Dokson, MD; Mayur Maniar, MD; Alvaro Padilla, MD; Islon Seliger, MD; Jeff Steinberg, MD

Board Certified Neuropsychologist:
Rhonda Freeman, PhD

Santiago James Triana PhD, LCSW, ACSW; Stella Leviyeva, BS, MS, ARNP

4925 Sheridan Street, Suite 100
Hollywood, FL 33021

Bruce Braffman, MD

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - Pulmonary/Sleep
7369 Sheridan Street, Suite 302
Hollywood, Florida 33024

Board Certified Internists/Pulmonologists:
Steven Gittler, MD; Brian Gotkin, MD

7050 NW 4th Street, Suite 103
Plantation, FL 33317

Board Certified Cardiologists:
Frederick Chaleff, MD; Hilaire Fernandes, MD; Joel Jancko, MD

SUNRISE, FLORIDA - Neurology specializing in Multiple Sclerosis
3537 N. Pine Island Road
Sunrise, FL 33351

Board Certified Neurologists:
Brian Steingo, MD; Richard Singer, MD; Barry Cutler, MD

Staff Expertise

Executive Staff:

Suzanne Gutierrez
Executive Vice President
Suzanne Gutierrez heads our Clinical Research Division. She began her career in medicine in 1983, and has extensive experience as a clinician and administrator. For over 15 years, she served as the Clinic Director for Cypress Medical Center, South Florida Affiliated Health and Rehabilitation Center and Cypress Creek Chiropractic Center. She continues to be an outstanding leader in the Infinity Clinical Research organization. From 2001 until 2010, she served as the Director of Operations for Sunrise Medical Group’s Fort Lauderdale and Pembroke Pines offices. She also worked as a Site Coordinator and Programs Administrator for new medical groups joining Sunrise Medical Group, Inc. Sue is now responsible for the oversight of all Infinity Clinical Research Operations.

Penina Popper
Administrative Coordinator
Penina Popper comes to us with over 20 years of administrative and regulatory experience. Her background includes advocacy for seniors, program administration, Canadian Customs and Excise enforcement as well as volunteer recruitment and management. Her compassion and caring nature with patients and her organizational skills compliment our team.

Christine Lepurage, CCRC
Director Research Administration & Business Development, Sunrise office
Christine Lepurage oversees the Sunrise, Florida office of Infinity Clinical Research as the Director of Research Administration & Business Development. Previously, Christine served as the Director of Neurology Clinical Research Inc., prior to that company’s merge with Infinity Clinical Research.

With more than 20 years of experience, Christine is knowledgeable in all areas of clinical research. She has been a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals since 2001, and is also CITI certified in ICH Good Clinical Practice and Human Subject Research Protection. At our Sunrise location, Christine oversees all research personnel to ensure safety and compliance, as well as sponsor satisfaction.

Clinical Coordinating Team


Jorge Riveros, FMG, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Jorge Riveros brings extensive experience to Infinity Clinical Research having conducted clinical trials in phases I to IV. Jorge is a foreign medical graduate and earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Juan N. Corpas Medical School in Colombia. There he worked as a physician for over 10 years in private practice and served as a medical director for several HMO’s in Colombia. Jorge is a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator, and is also trained as a Clinical Rater for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease studies. He has worked as a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator and Research Manager in the areas of Neurology, Psychiatry, Cancer, Cardiology and Gastroenterology. We are very fortunate to have Jorge with his specialized background and skills as a Clinical Coordinator in our Hollywood Neurology research site.

Esthefany Odicio, CRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Esthefany Odicio is the newest member of our clinical research coordination team. She began her research career in 2013 as a regulatory specialist before becoming a clinical research coordinator with experience in multiple therapeutic areas. Esthefany is a member of SOCRA, and CITI trained in Good Clinical Practice. She is furthering her knowledge base by completing her degree in Clinical Psychology. We are fortunate to have Esthefany as a part of the Hollywood Neurology team.


Becky Nembhard, BS, CRC
Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
Becky Nembhard has worked in the clinical research industry since 1988, with experience ranging from basic science to post-marketing trials. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. As an Independent Clinical Research Associate for a major Contract Research Organization, and as a consultant with over 17 years of research experience, Becky has served in many capacities and has expertise in numerous therapeutic areas. We are very fortunate that she brings her vast knowledge base to us to lead our Plantation Cardiology Site.


Lucy Vargas, RMA, CRC
Lead Clinical Research Coordinator
Lucy Vargas leads our Pulmonary research site and has extensive experience in all phases of research and in many clinical indications. She earned her Occupational Associates Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology in 1988 from Eastern Technical School in New York City and began her research career at that time. She went on to obtain training and become a Registered Medical Assistant in 2002 earning her certification from the National School of Technology. Lucy is a shining star in our Pulmonary Research Division.


Michele Fistel, LPN, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator
Michele Fistel began her research career in 1999, and has a wide range of experience in a myriad of clinical trials in Neurology and Colo-rectal Surgery but also has extensive clinical experience having served as a nurse since 1974. Michele earned her practical nursing degree from Saint Barnabas Medical Center School of Practical Nursing in Livingston, New Jersey. She is ACRP certified and is also trained to perform psychometric assessments for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and MS studies. We are fortunate to have Michele as part of the Sunrise Neurology team.

Dalia Ramos, RMA, CCRP
Dalia is a Certified Clinical Research Professional through SoCRA since 2005, and has been conducting phase II-IV clinical trials since 2001, specializing in Alzheimer’s disease. Dalia received her Medical Assistant certificate in 2001, and has been conducting research ever since. Dalia is trained in Good Clinical Practice and Human Subject Research Protection.

Fanny Gully, CRC
Fanny Gully is an experienced clinical research coordinator, specializing in Parkinson’s, Migraine and MS. Fanny holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from Inca Garcilaso de la Vega University in Lima, Peru. In addition to CNS clinical trials, Fanny also has Rheumatology experience. She is trained in Good Clinical Practice and Human Research Subject Protection.

Magdeli Ramos, CCRC
Magdeli is the newest member of the ICR Sunrise office. Starting in 2013 as an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator, Magdeli is now a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and is CITI Certified in Good Clinical Practice. Her previous case manager and regulatory affairs experience continue to contribute greatly to Infinity.

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