Data Analytics and Cloud Computing


The latest advances in data analytics and cloud computing technology offer a huge opportunity to discover new knowledge from big data. At Encore, we leverage these data analytics technologies to go beyond the obvious.

Over 99% Patient Retention


Encore Medical Research has one of the most extensive patient databases in South Florida. Because of our exceptional patient care, our retention rate is over 99% in conducted clinical trials.

The Future is Here


Our sites are Dedicated Research Facilities and have been designed with Clinical Research in mind. Each office is equipped with a state of the art laboratory and clinic, intensive PK Collection area, patient lounge, and a dedicated area for CRA's

A Unique SMO Model


Unlike many Site Management Organizations, we have complete control and ownership of our sites. All QC/ QA, Regulatory, Contracts, Budgets, and Source Documents are centrally managed from our Headquarters in Hollywood, FL.

Trusted by our community since 2017


Studies Conducted
100+
Patients
22K+
Patient Retention
99.7%

At Encore, they treat you like family. The staff is professional and friendly, and all my appointments were scheduled on time!

Eric Beira
Miami, FL

Studies


Atopic Dermatitis

Recruiting

Fed up with painful eczema or atopic dermatitis flare ups? Your eczema or atopic dermatitis just won't quit. But neither will you. See if you may be eligible to participate.

Atopic Dermatitis in Adolescents

Recruiting

Atopic dermatitis is common and affects up to 25% of children. We are inviting you to take part in a clinical study for children and teens between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age, inclusive, who suffer from atopic dermatitis.

Cardiovascular Disease

Recruiting

Have you considered participating in a clinical research study to learn more about your cardiovascular disease and living healthily?

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) with Pruritus

Recruiting

A study for advanced chronic kidney disease patients with moderate-to-severe pruritus and not on dialysis.

Contraceptive (Birth Control) for Women

Recruiting

Find out if your child/loved one qualifies for CALLIOP3, a clinical research study exploring a potential new birth control medication.

Migraine in Children and Adolescents

Recruiting

Clinical trial for children and adolescents (aged 6-17 years) with a history of migraine with and without aura.

Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia (NSS)

Recruiting

If you know someone who has schizophrenia and is displaying negative symptoms, including a lack of drive and motivation and limited interaction with others, learn about this research study evaluating an investigational drug for negative symptoms of schizophrenia (NSS).

Palmoplantar Pustulosis

Recruiting

Palmoplantar (palmo meaning palm of the hand, plantar meaning sole of the foot) pustulosis (PPP) is a rare, recurrent, auto-immune, chronic inflammatory skin condition typically confined to the palms and soles. It can sometimes occur with the skin condition psoriasis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Recruiting

A study in participants with moderately to severely active Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Type 2 Diabetes with Insulin

Recruiting

Type 2 diabetes is an impairment in the way the body regulates and uses sugar (glucose) as a fuel. This long-term (chronic) condition results in too much sugar circulating in the bloodstream.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a clinical trial?
Although there are many definitions of clinical trials, they are generally considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in human beings that follow a pre-defined protocol. This includes both interventional and observational types of studies. Interventional studies are those in which the research subjects are assigned by the investigator to a treatment or other intervention, and their outcomes are measured. Observational studies are those in which individuals are observed and their outcomes are measured by the investigators.
Who can participate?
All clinical trials have guidelines about who can participate. Using inclusion/exclusion criteria. The factors that allow someone to participate in a clinical trial are called inclusion criteria and those that disallow someone from participating are called exclusion criteria. These criteria are based on such factors as age, gender, the type and stage of a disease, previous treatment history, and other medical conditions. Before joining a clinical trial, a participant must qualify for the study. Some research studies seek participants with illnesses or conditions to be studied in the clinical trial, while others need healthy participants.
Why participate?
Participants in clinical trials can play a more active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, and help others by contributing to medical research. Also participating in clinical trials provides wide access to uninsured patients to investigational and approved drugs otherwise inaccessible to those patients.
What are the benefits?
Clinical trials that are well-designed and well-executed are the best approach for eligible participants to: play an active role in their own health care, gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available, obtain expert medical care at leading health care facilities during the trial, and help others by contributing to medical research.

Our Team


Miguel A Acosta

President and CEO

Mr. Acosta has been an active entrepreneur involved in various businesses throughout his career. His background is in I.T. and Finance. Mr. Acosta completed 2 years of college at Devry University, majoring in Networking and Telecommunication Management along with a minor in Business Administration and Finance. Over the past years, he has worked as a finance manager in multiple automotive organizations. Mr. Acosta became intrigued with the Clinical Trial Industry in 2016 after being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. His interest in Clinical Trials was two fold. He wanted to create an organization to help with the development of new medications. He also yearned to help others struggling with the same condition to gain full access to excellent clinical care and investigational medications.

Yanosik Garcia

Vice President and CFO

Mr. Garcia graduated law school from the University of Havana. He has been working in the automotive industry as a General Sales Manager and Sales Manager for the past 10 years. His expertise in the automotive industry managing costs and efficiency have been crucial for our organization’s success.

Dr. Rodolfo A. Perez, MD, FACE, ECNU

Director of Endocrinology Research

Dr. Rodolfo Perez is a board-certified endocrinologist with over 30 years of experience treating patients. Dr. Perez specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders, with a focus on thyroid disease. Dr. Perez is certified in the use of neck ultrasound (ECNU) by the American College of Endocrinology (ACE), and his practice is certified through the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). Dr. Perez is also a fellow of the American College of Endocrinology (FACE).

Patricia Pacheco

Senior Project Manager

Mrs Pacheco has over 10 years of experience conducting clinical trials with top sponsors and CRO’s such as IQVIA Biotech, Novo Nordisk, Elly Lilly , Novartis, Sanofi, Astra Zeneca and many others. She has been a Certified Research Coordinator (CCRC) since 2013. During her extensive career in the field of medical research she has been awarded multiple accolades from sponsors because of her dedicated work with patients and outstanding good clinical practices.

Sandra Rodriguez

VP of Regulatory Affairs

Mrs. Rodriguez graduated law school from the University of Havana, Cuba. She has always been passionate about the medical field and now serves as our VP of Regulatory Affairs. Sandra oversees the regulatory submission process with sponsors, CRO’s and IRB’s, assuring that compliance is in place in every trial we do.

Ninett Llerena

Registered Nurse, Site Director at Weston

Ms. Llerena bio is coming soon...

Elaine Martinez

CCRC, Site Director at Boynton Beach

Elaine Martinez is a certified clinical research coordinator with over 12+ years of clinical research expertise. Well-versed in study protocols and regulatory and general trial oversight. She has leadership experience and is a problem solver with a detailed oriented nature. Elaine is a versatile clinical professional with vast experience managing clinical trials, from ensuring protocol and regulatory compliance to coordinating every aspect of patients' health information, pre-screening, and scheduling. Driven and enthusiastic coordinator committed to providing optimal support that aligns with the mission and goals of Encore Medical Research.

Yeniska Hall

Lead Coordinator/RN Hollywood Office

Ms. Hall bio is coming soon...

Antonio Barreiro

Lead Coordinator at Weston Office

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Dr. Brian Feinstein, D.O., FAAD

Director of Dermatology and Inflammation Research

Board-certified in Dermatology and board qualified in Family Medicine, Dr. Brian Feinstein is the founder of Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Feinstein specializes in general, cosmetic and surgical dermatology with a focus on Mohs Micrographic Surgery, skin cancer detection and treatment, laser surgery and laser-based therapies, Botox, and aesthetic enhancements with dermal fillers. Dr. Feinstein is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Society for Mohs Surgery, and an active member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery. He serves on the medical staff at Delray Medical Center.

Dr. Jacqueline E. Smith, MD

Director of Ophthalmology Research

Dr. Smith graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1992. She is a board- certified ophthalmologist with over 27 years of experience. She is affiliated with Broward Health Medical Center, Memorial Hospital West, and Memorial Regional Hospital South. Dr. Smith holds numerous awards including the distinguished Patients’ Choice Award (2012, 2104, 2015).

Dr. Gerard Acloque

Principal Investigator, Hollywood Office

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Dr. Jude Acloque

Principal Investigator, Boynton Beach Office

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Dr. Hope Strakman

Director of Rheumatology Research

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Dr. Sandro Bacchelli

Principal Investigator , Weston Office

Dr. Sandro Bacchelli graduated as a Medical Doctor at the University of Bologna, Italy. His residency was at Jackson Memorial Hospital, University of Miami, Miami Florida and is presently a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. He holds a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Miami. Dr.Bacchelli has been practicing Family Medicine and Urgent Care in a growing multicultural South Florida environment for the last 32 years and has been involved in Clinical Research the last 4 years as Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator. Dr.Bacchelli‘s passion in disease management using multiple languages, makes him fluent in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Italian.

Dr. Marlén Rubiera

Sub Investigator

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Dr. Carlos Escasena

Director of Neurology Research

Dr. Escasena dreamed of becoming a physician since he was a teenager, thanks to the inspiring words of his grandfather. While attending medical school at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, he was particularly attracted to Neurology, and specifically Headache Medicine. Upon graduating, Dr. Escasena completed his residency in Neurology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in New York, followed by a clinical fellowship in Headache Medicine at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Headache Institute and Adolescent Headache Center. In 2014 he was awarded the “Frontiers in Headache Research Scholarship” Award by the American Headache Society. Dr. Escasena continues to be active in the headache medical community and is a frequent speaker at medical conferences.