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Our Staff

Investigator Experience

Primary Investigator
Dr. Daniel A. Koontz is the Primary Investigator. He has worked on phase II-IV clinical trials since 2008 for the indications of diabetes, hypertension, COPD, hyperlipidemia, PHN, atrial fibrillation, GERD, acute pain and gout.

Dr. Koontz is board certified in Family Practice and a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Koontz has been in practice for 26 years in Pelzer, South Carolina.

Kathleen J. Sheppard is founder of Palmetto Institute of Clinical Research, Inc. and is the Sub-Investigator. She is also a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Mrs. Sheppard is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Clemson University. She has experience in clinical research, family practice, cardiology and acute care.

Mrs. Sheppard has been conducting clinical trials since 2004. She has worked on more than 40 clinical trials.

Clinical Research Coordinator
Jamie McCuen is our primary clinical research coordinator. She began her research career with us in 2010. She is GCP/ICH trained and Haz Mat certified.

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