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Medical Director

Diane R. Kreiger, M.D.

Medical Director
Diane R. Kreiger, M.D. 

Director, Clinical Research
Douglas S. Kalman MS, RD, LDN

Cardiovascular Nutrition and Wellness
Theodore Feldman, M.D., F.A.C.C.

Howard I. Schwartz, M.D.

Rafael Rivas-Vazquez, Psy.D. Research

Vivian Rosales, C.R.C.
Ignacio Gaunaurd CRA

 Miami Research Associates' Nutrition and Weight Loss consists of a nationally recognized research facility affiliated with a clinical nutrition and weight loss practice.  MRA's reputation is recognized in the pharmaceutical industry as a leader in providing expeditious, precise, scientific evaluation of therapeutic drugs in development.  MRA's faculty is comprised of board-certified physicians, research and nutrition experts. Medical Director, Dr. Diane Kreiger, a board certified Endocrinologist and board certified Clinical Nutritionist has over 15 years of clinical and research experience in the field of obesity, diabetes, clinical nutrition, osteoporosis and thyroid dysfunction.

The Nutrition Division has more than 10 years experience in evaluating the safety and efficacy of investigational new drugs, product development and support for the treatment of nutritionally related maladies.  The research department has participated in trials for both medication and nutritionals for weight loss, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, arthritis, hypertension, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, strength and frailty, body composition altering, short bowel syndrome and pharmacokinetics trials.  Our team has assisted in making many of the medication and nutritionals that are used daily throughout this country available to the public.

Director of Research, Douglas Kalman is an expert in the field of medical nutrition therapy, metabolism, sports nutrition, counseling and clinical research.  He is also well published in the fields of nutrition, endocrinology, oncology, and sports medicine.  The research team consists of Theodore Feldman, M.D., FACC a leader in preventive cardiology and Howard Schwartz, M.D. a clinical Gastroenterologist and Rafael Rivas-Vazquez, Psy.D., Psychologist along with a full staff of dietitians and associates.

MRA is aggressive in the recruitment of drug research patients through several time proven methods.  In our many years of successful research we have found that drawing on the clinical population of our large practice coupled with the use of our extensive database yields excellent results.  In conjunction with this we employ cost effective advertising and marketing to target South Florida's diverse demographics.

To discuss MRA's research capabilities as well as services offered for direct patient care, please call Douglas S. Kalman at (305) 666-2368.

 Clinical Trials for Phase II, III, IV & Post Market Surveillance
 MRA's Nutrition Division specializes in the evaluation of promising new treatment for nutrition related disorders which affect the health of people throughout all stages of life.

MRA Nutrition & Weight Loss also offers medical nutrition therapy services for the dietary control of disease and/or conditions which may respond from a natural approach to health as a first line treatment.