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  • Over 40 years of combined clinical research experience

  • CCRP certified research coordinators

  • GCP trained staff

  • Staff members with diverse medical background including: Registered Nurse, Bachelors of Science with Board Certification, Certified Medical Assistants and Registered Medical Assistants.

Marco A. Ramirez, CEO/Site Director

Our CEO/Site Director has over 15 year experience in clinical operations and business development in clinical research. Mr. Ramirez has a degree in accounting and business administration. In 2003 Mr. Ramirez and Dr. Kutner started developing the business model for Suncoast Research Group which became a reality in the beginning of 2004. The company was started with a very small setting and has grown to a 6,500 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility conducting Phases II-IV trials. Towards the end of 2019 we will be expanding to a Phase I facility with an additional 6,500 sq. ft.


Mark E. Kutner, M.D., Principal Investigator/Medical Director

Our principal investigator, has conducted over 300 phase II-IV Clinical Research Trials in outpatient facilities for more than 24 years. Dr. Kutner is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners 1984, American Board of Internal Medicine 1986, American Board of Internal Medicine - Critical Care 1988, American Board of Internal Medicine-Pulmonary Medicine 1989, and has specialized training in hyper baric and diving medicine. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, and is a member of the American Thoracic Society, as well as the Miami-Dade County Medical Association. His research experience encompasses Asthma, Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Sinusitis, Skin Infection, CAP, Diabetes, Hyperlipidemia, Hypertension, COPD, Sinusitis, Allergy, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Cardiovascular studies, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal, Knee Pain, Back Pain, Osteoarthritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Dyspepsia, Smoking Cessation, Nicotine Patch, Nutrition, Weight Loss, and Hyperalimentation, to name a few.


Janet Mendez, APRN, MSN, AGRNP-C, CPI

Foreign Medical Doctor with 13 years of experience, and 2 years as OBGYN. APRN graduate from South University with 3 years of experience as clinical research Sub-Investigator. She has collaborated in clinical trials including but not limited to Diabetes, Migraine, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis/Osteoarthritis, Constipation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Asthma, COPD, HPV, Hypertension, Lactose Intolerance, OB/GYN clinical trials, Insomnia, and many others.