Daniel J. Pambianco, MD, FACG, CPI
Dr. Pambianco joined Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates in 1989. He was a former Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy at the University of Virginia. Dr. Pambianco is currently Director of Endoscopy/Motility at MJH and is active in several professional organizations, including the American College of Gastroenterology (Current Governor for Virginia), the American Gastroenterology Association, and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He has published journal articles, abstracts and book chapters relative to advances in clinical gastroenterology. Dr. Pambianco is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology and is a Fellow in the American College of Gastroenterology. He is a Certified Physician Investigator by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators. Initially, Dr. Pambianco founded CGA Clinical Research, affiliated with the private practice of Charlottesville Gastroenterology Associates. In 2000 he developed a regional network of private practice and community hospital physicians to conduct clinical trials in multi-therapeutic areas under the new name of Charlottesville Medical Research, where he is President and Medical Director. In 2010, Dr. Pambianco was named one of the Best Gastroenterologists in America by Becker's ASC Review. Additionally, U.S.News and World Report recently named Dr. Pambianco a Top Gastroenterologist based on a peer nomination process.
"We are living better lives through clinical research which is the cornerstone of medical scientific advances."
Our Other Principal Investigators
Dr. Joseph David, a graduate of Boston College, received his medical degree from West Virginia University. He trained and then taught at the University of Virginia before entering the private practice of psychiatry in 1987. His research interests include anxiety, depression, and disorders of sleep.
"One thing I enjoy about clinical research is the collaboration between the study subjects and the research team in the development of new treatment options."
Dr. Anna Magee is a board certified dermatologist and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Surgical Dermatological Association. Dr. Magee is on the medical staff of Martha Jefferson Hospital. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina in 1990. Dr. Magee completed an internship in Pediatrics at Children's Medical Center, Dallas, Texas in 1991. She then completed her residency training in Dermatology through the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas in 1994. Dr. Magee was the chief resident of her program in 1994. She was board certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1994 and recertified by same board in 2001. She has been in private practice in Charlottesville since 1994 and joined the CMR network in 1999.
"The studies I have been involved with have added a lot to my practice of Dermatology. I believe that research is a very important part of medicine, and our patients benefit from the studies that we are involved in".
Dr. James Clark did his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Virginia followed by a fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic. He moved to Charlottesville in 1997 where he has a private practice and is the President and Medical Director of Medfit Wellness Center, a full service wellness center. In 2002, Dr. Clark became an investigator for Charlottesville Medical Research doing Internal Medicine studies such as osteoarthritis, hypertension, and osteoporosis.
"I am excited to work with one of the premiere research centers in Virginia. CMR offers top-notch medical care to its patients and has helped many people throughout the years."
Dr. Alexander Schult trained in Ireland and did his Internal Medicine residency in Albany NY. He did a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Tulane and LSU. Dr. Schult moved to Charlottesville in 2004 and is our newest investigator. He is the Co-Director of the Intensive Care Unit at Martha Jefferson Hospital.
"My main interest is to find individualized ways to improve my patients' quality of living on a daily basis, whether this is through life style changes, medications, or other treatment modalities."
Dr. Pari Nikpey is a neurologist with fellowship training in electrophysiology (epilepsy and neuromuscular diseases). She moved to Charlottesville in 1999 and has been practicing as a general neurologist since. Her main areas of interest are Headaches and Parkinson's disease. Dr. Nikpey is a member of The American Academy of Neurology and The American Headache Society. She joined the network of CMR physicians in 2004, and since then she has been the Principal Investigator for multiple studies.
"I think research is a very important part of the practice of medicine. I enjoy participating in the development of new medications and treatments."
Dr. Patricia Shipley is a graduate of University of Michigan and also received a medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Shipley has served as both Resident and Fellow of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Strong Memorial Hospital. She has been in private practice neurology affiliated with Martha Jefferson Hospital since 1994. Her clinical research interests are in therapies for unmet needs in neurological diseases.
"I am interested in being involved in research that allows me to contribute my medical expertise toward improving treatments for my patients.”
Our Research Staff
Our Support Staff
Joyce Womack, Executive Director
Lisa McCauley, Accounting Manager
Audra Book, Marketing Director and Subject Recruiter