Our Core Team

    Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Jr., M.D.

    Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer


    Dr. Pergolizzi is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of NEMA Research since 1997. He was previously the Director of Business Development and Financial Affairs for The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's Clinical Trials Unit. Dr. Pergolizzi holds an M.D. with highest honors from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Anesthesia at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

    Raphaelle Amen

    Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer

    Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Sr., Esq.

    Co-Founder and Chief Legal Officer

    Ismail A. Shalaby, M.D., Ph.D

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Alfred W. Schweikert, Ph.D., RAC

    Senior Regulatory Consultant

    Terry M Pack

    Clinical Trial Lead

    Steven F. Walter, Esq.

    Executive Director of Legal and Business Affairs

      Sumedha Labhsetwar, M.D.

      Director of Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics

        Robert Taylor, Ph.D.

        Executive Director of Operations

          Duolao Wang, Ph.D.

          Director of Biostatistics and Data Management

            Charlie Wollmuth

            Project Manager (Clinical and Regulatory Affairs)

              Jo Ann LeQuang

              Director of Scientific Communications

                Tao Chen, PhD

                Lead Biostatistician

                  Salma Lemtouni, MD, MPH

                  Regulatory Consultant

                    Joseph Pergolizzi, III

                    Document Control Specialist

                      Robert D. Colucci, PharmD.

                      Clinical Development and Project Management Consultant

                        Domenico Foti

                        Project Coordinator

                          Peter Magnusson, M.D., Ph.D

                          Director of Junior Researchers’ Publication Program