Our Staff

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.Charles M. Fogarty, MD, CPI

Medical Director:

Charles M. Fogarty, MD, CPI, has been in private practice in Spartanburg, South Carolina since 1978 and began conducting clinical trials in 1990. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pulmonary Disease and he is a certified Principal Investigator.

He has also been Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy at Spartanburg Technical College from 1985 to present. At Spartanburg Regional Medical Center he has been Director of Pulmonary Function Lab at 1978-2000; Director of Respiratory therapy 1980-2000; Chairman of the Department of Medicine 1994-2000; and IRB member 1996-1999. He was President of the Spartanburg Medical Society 1991-1992. He is listed in Best Doctors in America, and Marquis Who’s Who in Healthcare. He has been Principal Investigator in over 400 Phase I-III trials.Name

Affiliate Investigators:

Wilson Smith, MD
Board Certification: Pulmonary / Sleep / Internal Medicine / Critical Care
Private Practice: Lung and Chest Medical Associates
Chief of Staff Spartanburg Regional Medical Center 2002; Medical Director, Sleep Lab, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Special Interest: Pulmonary Embolism, Sleep Studies

Douglas Clark, MD
Board Certification: Pulmonary / Sleep / Internal Medicine / Critical Care
Private Practice: Lung and Chest Medical Associates
Special Interest: Respiratory Infection, Lung Cancer and Sleep Studies

Raul Manuel B. Cruz, MD
Board Certification: Pulmonary/Internal Medicine/Critical Care
Private Practice: Lung and Chest Medical Associates
Special Interest: Pulmonary

Rico Mendoza, MD
Board Certification: Pulmonary / Sleep / Internal Medicine / Critical Care
Private Practice: Lung and Chest Medical Associates
Special Interest: Sleep Studies

Ikenna Onyebueke, MD
Board Certification: Pulmonary/Internal Medicine/Critical Care
Private Practice: Lung and Chest Medical Associates
Special Interest: Pulmonary

Nicole Crockford, PA-C, CCRC
Member of: AAPA and SCAPA
Special Interest: COPD

Rebecca “Becky” Pursley Brown, PNP
Previous experience includes Pediatrics for 36 years
Member of: NAPNAP and National Committee for Child Health Special Interest Group
Special Interest: Pediatrics

William Travis Weathers, MD
Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics
Special Interest: Pediatrics and ADD

Alison Towle Fogarty, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CCRC
Member of: AANP
Special Interest: Pediatrics, Gout, and Osteoporosis

Clinical Research Coordinators

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Nicole Crockford, PA-C, CCRC has been working with SMR as a Sub-Investigator since 2004. Nicole has experience in working with in-patient pulmonary care/critical care as well as seeing patients at our affiliate Lung & Chest Medical Associates. Her research interests include Phase I through Phase IV studies in COPD.

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Jami Jones, ATC, CCRC has been with SMR since 2002. Her previous experience includes working as a certified athletic trainer and teaching German to high school students in the local area school district. Her research interests include COPD.

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Anita Morris, BSN, RN, CCRC has been with SMR since 1997. Her previous experience includes working as a cardiac care nurse at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center and Upstate Carolina Medical Center. Her current research interests include Phase 1 studies, COPD, and Osteoporosis

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Sherry Yeisley, MS, CCRC has been with SMR since 1999. She is a graduate from Middle Tennessee State University where she completed her thesis on proteins involved in insulin sensitivity at Louisiana State University. Her research interest is in Ph. 1-III COPD trials.

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Deanna Guest, BSN, RN, CCRC has been with SMR since 2006. Her previous experience is working at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center as a nurse in the emergency room and critical care departments. Her research experience includes Asthma, Device Studies, Hypertension, and Diabetes trials.

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Diane Roberts, MLT, CCRC has been with SMR since 2001. She has 30 years’ experience as a medical laboratory technician. Her research interests include Diabetes & Vaccine trials.

Connie McCauley, LPN, CCRC has been with SMR since 2005. She has 37 years of nursing experience. Her research interests include Diabetes, Hypertension, and Hyperlipidemia.

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Angela J. Rudasill, CPT, CRC has been with SMR since 2010. Her previous experience includes Medical Office work, transcription, and teaching. Her research interests include COPD, Asthma, and Allergy. She currently coordinates on both pediatric and adult studies.

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Alison T. Fogarty, MSN, APRN, FNP-C, CCRC has been with SMR since 2006. Her research interest includes Pediatrics, GOUT, and Osteoporosis

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Charlie D. Fogarty, BA, CCRC has been with SMR since 2006. His previous experience includes designing/developing reporting software with Spartanburg Bone Density and Financial analysis in Management. His current research experience includes COPD, Osteoporosis, and Arthritis.

Frances R. Jones, LPN has been with SMR since 2013. Her previous experience includes being a nurse in a variety of fields since 1973 and teaching prenatal classes.

Radiology

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Jodi Sanders, RTR, CDT, PBT (ASCP)CM, CCRC has been with SMR since 2000. Her previous experience includes working as a radiology technologist since 1984 and performing bone density scans since 2000. Her current research interests include working with adult and pediatric allergy, asthma, and eczema.

Respiratory Therapy

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Darla Brown, RRT, RCP has helped out on studies since 2008. Her experience includes Respiratory Therapy since 1986. She has an active status with the SC state Licensure for Respiratory Care Practitioners and she currently serves as office manager at a pulmonary private practice. She is a member of the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Laboratory Coordinator

Their Lab duties include: serial PK collection and processing, sputum processing, PPD administration and review, IV placement, certified IATA specimen shipping, OSHA coordinator(s), and proficient in using I-STAT monitor.

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Christy Sharp, PBT (ASCP) CM, CCRC has worked with SMR since 2004. Christy previously worked at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center laboratory. She currently oversees the laboratory department.

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Lynne Sarkisian, CPT has been with SMR since 2006. Her previous experience includes Miliken Research and Merrill Lynch stock market firm. She presently works as a lab coordinator at SMR.

Regulatory Affair Coordinators

Their duties include: Receiving, completing, and submitting interest questionnaires, initial and ongoing regulatory document preparation, local and central IRB submissions(initial documents, SAE’s, protocol deviations, continuing review reports, ad materials, etc. ), maintenance of regulatory binders, budget and contract negotiations, sponsor and FDA audit preparations, monitor scheduling, travel scheduling, all study closure responsibilities, corresponding with Sponsors, CROs, IRBs, DEA, & FDA, CV & licensure updates, Site and study specific advertising, SOP maintenance, document storage preparations and shipment, social committee, and assist with subject visits lab when needed.

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Angie Williams, BS, CCRP has been with SMR since 1997. Prior to joining SMR Ms. Williams graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice

Administrative Staff

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Martha Rost, AA has been with SMR since 1992. Her duties include payroll, tax and accounting. Martha has more than 40 year’s experience in public and private accounting and has served as a consultant with physician groups since 1990

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Melissa Seiler, BA has been with SMR since 2004. Her duties include CRF completion and maintenance for ongoing studies. She also assists with source source review and source creation.

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Jan B. Turner, BS, PBT (ASCP)CM has been with SMR since 2005. Her duties include accounting scheduling, EDC, and front desk duties.