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.

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

    Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Joseph V. Pergolizzi, Sr., Esq.

    Co-Founder and Chief Legal Officer

    Raphaelle Amen

    Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer

    Alfred W. Schweikert, Ph.D., RAC

    Senior Regulatory Consultant

    Peter Magnusson, M.D., Ph.D

    Director of Junior Researchers’ Publication Program

      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

            Charlie Wollmuth

            Project Manager (Clinical and Regulatory Affairs)

              Jo Ann LeQuang

              Director of Scientific Communications

                Tao Chen, PhD

                Lead Biostatistician

                  Robert D. Colucci, PharmD.

                  Clinical Development and Project Management Consultant

                    Salma Lemtouni, MD, MPH

                    Regulatory Consultant

                      Domenico Foti

                      Project Coordinator

                        Joseph Pergolizzi, III

                        Document Control Specialist