Flourish Research Investigators

The Flourish Research investigators have deep expertise in core therapeutic areas.

Seth J. Baum - Chief Scientific Officer - Flourish Research

Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC

Chief Scientific Officer

Seth J. Baum - Chief Scientific Officer - Flourish Research

Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Seth J. Baum, Chief Scientific Officer of Flourish Research, is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology.  

Dr. Baum is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the National Lipid Association, and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. He is a past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). He currently sits on The Family Heart Foundation LP(a) Advisory Board. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts – many in top-tier journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Lancet, JACC, and Nature – as well as two books.

In 2013, he was awarded Cleveland Heart Lab’s “Heart Award” for lifelong dedication to Preventive Medicine. In 2019, Mended Hearts honored him with its biennial Dwight Emary Harken Award. Dr. Baum is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Flourish Boca Raton, FL which began as Excel Medical Clinical Trials. As Principal Investigator in novel drug development he has contributed significantly to the advancement of therapeutics in disease states ranging from ultra-rare to common.

Dr. Baum is clinical affiliate professor of Cardiology at FAU Medical School, runs the only lipoprotein apheresis center in southeast Florida, and consults in Clinical Lipidology and Preventive Cardiology.

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Douglas Denham, DO, CPI

Chief Medical Director, Flourish San Antonio

Douglas Denham, DO, CPI

Chief Medical Director, Flourish San Antonio

Douglas Scott Denham, DO, CPI, is Chief Medical Director of Flourish San Antonio, previously Clinical Trials of Texas, and is board-certified in family medicine, with more than 25 years of experience. He has served as Principal Investigator on more than 700 studies in the areas of diabetes, fatty liver, healthy volunteers, hyperlipidemia, seasonal allergies, vaccines, growth hormone, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, implantable devices, insulin pumps, clamp studies, renal studies, and more. His experience includes Phase I-IV protocols, including first-in-human studies.

At the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Denham earned his Doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Parke Hedges, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish San Antonio

Parke Hedges, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish San Antonio

Dr. Parke Hedges was born in Arkansas and spent his childhood years in Indiana. His family moved to Texas in 1969 and settled in the Houston area. After graduation from La Porte High School, Dr. Hedges attended Texas A&M University in College Station.

Dr. Hedges completed his internship at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Hedges is affiliated with Methodist Hospital. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology in 1986. He established his first private practice in Corpus Christi, but eventually returned to San Antonio. He is one of the founding members of Seven Oak’s Women’s Center. He has been honored by induction into the AOA Medical Honor Society. Dr. Hedges has also served as Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology or Methodist Hospital.

Dr. Hedges maintains an active private life spending time with his wife Donna and 3 Australian Shepherds. He is an avid orchid grower and active singer songwriter.

Dr Hedges has been honored by his selection to:

  • Consumer Research Council of America – 2012
  • America’s Top Obstetrician and Gynecologists 2002-2003, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2011-2012
  • Best Doctors in America 1996-2011
  • Texas Monthly – Texas Super Doctors 2008, 2009, and 2010
  • Patient Choice Award 2009 and 2010

Pendleton Wickersham, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish San Antonio

Pendleton Wickersham, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish San Antonio

endleton B. Wickersham was born in Augusta, Georgia in 1975. After graduating magna cum laude from Rice University in 1996, he attended Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and earned his medical degree with honors in 2000. Dr. Wickersham then moved to Denver to complete his post-graduate studies. He completed his internship, residency, and fellowship at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. He is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology. Dr. Wickersham moved to San Antonio in early 2006 to pursue his dream of a thriving clinical practice. He is a partner in the San Antonio-based Arthritis Associates, PA. He is a frequent speaker and consultant and he has invented several medical devices. He enjoys exercising outdoors, reading, and fishing.

Terri Nutt, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish San Antonio

Terri Nutt, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish San Antonio

Dr. Terri Nutt is a graduate of the prestigious and highly competitive B.S./M.D. program of Northeast Ohio College of Medicine, earning her Medical Degree in 1995. Upon graduation from medical school, she served 12 years with the US Air Force. She has served as a Flight Surgeon with Air Force Special Operations Command, Hurlburt Field, Florida and as Chief of Dermatology, Travis AFB, California. Her military honors include the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. She completed her residency in Dermatology at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX. After leaving the military in 2007, Dr Nutt has called San Antonio home and has been practicing at her current location since 2009. Dr. Terri Nutt is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is a member of the Texas Medical Association and the Bexar County Medical Society.

Barbara Corral, MSN, MA, APRN, FNP-BC

Principal Investigator, Flourish San Antonio

Barbara Corral, MSN, MA, APRN, FNP-BC

Principal Investigator, Flourish San Antonio

Barbara Corral started her career in research in 2007 working at The Center for Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience at Rutgers University in academic research, where she had multiple publications. This experience sparked her interest in the medical profession and she decided to go to nursing school for her BSN. Barbara started her career at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL, a level I trauma center, as a trauma nurse in 2011 and obtained her Family Nurse Practitioner license in 2015. As a Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner, she had the opportunity to work in multiple specialties.  She is a well-rounded Family Nurse Practitioner with extensive experience in emergency, adult, pediatric and psychiatric medicine. She is currently working on her Doctor in Nursing Practice – Health Leadership Track, graduating in 2023. She has been working in clinical trials since 2019 in both early and late phase trials in leadership positions and as an investigator.

Faisal A. Fakih, MD

Chief Medical Director, Flourish Leesburg, Miami, Orlando

Faisal A. Fakih, MD

Chief Medical Director, Flourish Leesburg, Miami, Orlando

Dr. Faisal A. Fakih is the President, Co-Founder, and Medical Director of Flourish Miami/Orlando/Leesburg, formerly Clinical Site Partners, LLC (CSP) He is triple Board-Certified in Pulmonary, Sleep, and Internal Medicine. Because he’s been practicing in the Winter Park area for over 40 years, Dr. Fakih is well known and respected by his patients, staff members, and colleagues. 

Dr. Fakih has been conducting Phase I-IV research for the past 19 years and has expertise in areas such as Asthma, COPD, Diabetes, Rheumatology, Insomnia, Neurology, CNS, Nephrology, Internal Medicine, COVID-19, and vaccines. He is a sought-out key opinion leader who CROs and Sponsors often consult for input on protocol creation and trial design. The sites, under Dr. Fakih’s direction, have been the go-to site network for respiratory, COVID, and vaccine trials, as they are known to meet and exceed enrollment goals.  

In addition to his role at the sites, Dr. Fakih also donates his time as a Physician at non-profit organizations to ensure that patients lacking the means to obtain medical care are not ignored. He graduated from the School of Medicine of Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. 

Jorge Monroy, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish Orlando

Jorge Monroy, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish Orlando

Dr. Jorge E. Monroy joined Clinical Site Partners, LLC in 2020 with 24 years of clinical and surgical experience. He graduated from the University of Caldas in Manizales, Colombia in 1997 and holds an unrestricted Medical License in Puerto Rico as well as a Full Florida Medical License.

Prior to his work at Clinical Site Partners, LLC. he held the position of Orlando Medical Director at Sanitas Guide Well Medical. During his tenure at Sanitas, he successfully opened eight clinics in the Orlando area.

Dr. Monroy currently oversees several studies within our facility as the Principal Investigator and is listed as a Sub-Investigator in studies overseen by Dr. Faisal A. Fakih as the Principal Investigator.

Jose Louis Diaz, MD

Medical Director and Principal Investigator, Flourish Leesburg

Jose Louis Diaz, MD

Medical Director and Principal Investigator, Flourish Leesburg

Dr. Jose Luis Diaz is our Medical Director and PI. Dr. Diaz is in our Leesburg location. He has over a decade of experience diagnosing and treating disorders of the lungs.

Throughout his career, he has built an exceptional reputation and is well respected throughout the medical community and serves as Chairman of the Pulmonary Division at Central Florida Health Alliance as well as the healthcare system’s Chairman of the Special Care and the Antibiotic Committee. Clinical Site Partners, LLC is proud to note that Press Ganey Associates, a national health improvement firm, recently ranked Dr. Diaz in the top 10% nationally for patient satisfaction.

Mark Rosenthal, MD

Principal Investigator

Mark Rosenthal, MD

Principal Investigator

Dr. Rosenthal is board certified in family medicine and sleep medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in Family Medicine through Nova Southeastern University in 1990 and has been practicing medicine in South Florida ever since.Dr. Rosenthal has extensive research experience. He has served as an investigator with Clinical Site Partners and Flourish Research for over 10 years. He has served as a principal investigator in numerous studies in areas including COPD, asthma, hypertension, sleep medicine, and vaccinations. He was also the principal investigator in multiple studies involved in the development of medications for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19.Dr. Rosenthal developed the hospitalist program at Jackson South Community Hospital and concentrated on treating uninsured patients. He has held numerous positions of leadership in both the Jackson Health System and Baptist Health South Florida.

Jeffrey Ross, MD

Medical Director, Flourish Chicago Area and Gurnee, IL

Jeffrey Ross, MD

Medical Director, Flourish Chicago Area and Gurnee, IL

Dr. Jeff Ross is a board-certified psychiatrist who has conducted over 130 clinical trials across multiple disease areas including mood, anxiety, psychotic, cognitive (Alzheimer’s, MCI), sleep, and substance abuse disorders. As an instructor of medical students and psychiatry residents at Chicago-area institutions (Northwestern University Medical School, Rush Medical College, Evanston Hospital, Illinois College of Optometry) over the past 20 years, Dr. Ross has provided ongoing medical education in both psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, equipping new physicians with important insights into the interviewing, care, & long-term management of patients with psychiatric illness.

Following his post-graduate fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology at Rush-Presbyterian-St.Luke’s Medical Center, Dr. Ross served as Medical Associate at Rush’s Treatment Research Center and Attending Psychiatrist at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, as well as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Rush Medical College. As a board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Ross maintains licensure in Illinois and continues to maintain his affiliation with the aforementioned academic centers. In addition, Dr. Ross’ private practice enables him to remain connected to the real-world management of psychiatric illness.

From his extensive research experience, Dr. Ross has gained expertise in investigations across development phases (Phase I-IV), treatment settings (inpatient and outpatient), duration (short and long-term), trial design (open, blinded, acute therapy, relapse prevention), and intervention (psychotherapy and psychopharmacology). Aside from numerous peer-reviewed publications and lectures, Dr. Ross has also developed a particular niche providing psychiatric educational book reviews (Doody’s Health Sciences) for over a decade.

Manish Jain, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish Chicago Area

Manish Jain, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish Chicago Area

Dr. Manish Jain is a is a board-certified rheumatologist in practice for over 9 years. He is one of three doctors on staff at Presence St. Francis Hospital and one of four at Swedish Covenant Hospital who specialize in Rheumatology. He also serves as medical chair for the Chicago chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, partnering with patients and rheumatologists across the country to raise funds and awareness about rheumatic diseases.

He received his medical degree from Rush Medical College and completed his Rheumatology Fellowship at New York University. His research experience includes Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.

His passion for becoming a rheumatologist was twofold – first, the science of inflammation was fascinating to him as a student, and second, his father, also a practicing rheumatologist factored heavily into his decision to join the field. He uses his inner drive for furthering the rheumatology field by staying committed to bringing innovative clinical trials to his patients and has done so by serving as Principal investigator on over twenty studies.

Rupal Trivedi, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish Chicago Area

Rupal Trivedi, MD

Principal Investigator, Flourish Chicago Area

Dr. Rupal Trivedi, MD is Principal Investigator at Great Lakes Clinical Trials Chicago. Dr. Trivedi is board-certified in Family Medicine with more than 15 years of experience. She has served as Principal Investigator on more than 100 trials, with a primary focus on nutritional and metabolic studies. She has also led multi-center USONA Psilocybin Study for Treatment-Resistant Depression at our Andersonville Site. Her experience ranges from Nutrition, Obesity, Cardiometabolic Disease, Chronic Pain, Rheumatology, Alzheimer’s, Psychiatry, Dermatology, COVID-related studies, and Vaccines.

Dr. Trivedi did her residency at Wheeling Hospital and continued clinical practice at WVU Student Health Center and later at SLU’s Faculty Practice. She joined Great Lakes Clinical Trials after moving back to Chicago and is deeply committed to bringing health awareness and new therapies to the forefront of medicine. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and dedicates her time exclusively to Clinical Research. She enjoys giving back to the community through service projects, especially at FMSC.

Yevgeniy “Eugene” Bukhman, DO

Principal Investigator, Flourish Chicago Area

Yevgeniy “Eugene” Bukhman, DO

Principal Investigator, Flourish Chicago Area

Dr.Eugene Bukhman is a board-certified and practicing internal medicine doctor with 4 years of clinical research experience as a Principal Investigator in over forty studies with a focus in dementia, obesity, and vaccinations.

He earned a medical degree at A. T. Still University in Missouri followed by an internal medicine residency training at University Hospitals in Cleveland. He oversees the execution of clinical trials in accordance with study-specific protocols while monitoring participants for adverse effects and clinical data abnormalities.

He is a curious individual who is always expanding his extensive working knowledge of medical and philosophical theories and practices. He takes an empathic approach in his oversight and is always willing to take the extra time to ensure subjects are safe and informed. He believes that clinical research epitomizes the human project for therapeutic truth discovery going back to the Enlightenment and participating in this endeavor has been a profound privilege.

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