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

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

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Sr., Esq.

    Co-Founder and Chief Legal Officer

    Alfred W. Schweikert, Ph.D., RAC

    Senior Regulatory Consultant

    Peter Magnusson, M.D., Ph.D

    Director of Junior Researchers’ Publication Program

      Sumedha Labhsetwar, M.D.

      Director of Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics

        Steven F. Walter, Esq.

        Executive Director of Legal and Business Affairs

          Charlie Wollmuth

          Project Manager (Clinical and Regulatory Affairs)

            Jo Ann LeQuang

            Director of Scientific Communications

              Tao Chen, PhD

              Lead Biostatistician

                Domenico Foti

                Project Coordinator

                  Salma Lemtouni, MD, MPH

                  Regulatory Consultant

                    Robert D. Colucci, PharmD.

                    Clinical Development and Project Management Consultant

                      Joseph Pergolizzi, III

                      Document Control Specialist