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

    Peter Magnusson, M.D., Ph.D

    Director of Junior Researchers’ Publication Program

      Sumedha Labhsetwar, M.D.

      Director of Health Outcomes and Pharmacoeconomics

        Robert Taylor, Ph.D.

        Executive Director of Operations

          Steven F. Walter, Esq.

          Executive Director of Legal and Business Affairs

            Tao Chen, PhD

            Lead Biostatistician

              Charlie Wollmuth

              Project Manager (Clinical and Regulatory Affairs)

                Jo Ann LeQuang

                Director of Scientific Communications

                  Domenico Foti

                  Project Coordinator

                    Robert D. Colucci, PharmD.

                    Clinical Development and Project Management Consultant

                      Joseph Pergolizzi, III

                      Document Control Specialist

                        Salma Lemtouni, MD, MPH

                        Regulatory Consultant