Changing Dynamics in Clinical Research: MedEvidence meets Note to File podcast

January 25, 2023

Brad Hightower, the founder of Hightower Clinical, clinical research professional, and host of the Note to File podcast, sits down with Dr. Michael Koren to discuss clinical research as a care option, decentralized clinical trials, and clinical research technology and data collection using EMRs and CTMS such as Clinasyst.

Michael J. Koren, MD, is a practicing cardiologist and Chief Executive Officer at Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research, which conducts clinical trials at 7 locations in Florida. He received his medical degree cum laude at Harvard Medical School and completed his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at New York Hospital/Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/Cornell Medical Center.

He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, fellow and two-time president of the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research, and the regional chapter of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Koren has served as an Investigator in over 2,000 trials and as the international lead investigator for many multi-centered trials, including ALLIANCE, ROLE, TREAT to TARGET, OSLER, and MENDEL studies. He has written and co-authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and been published in the most prestigious medical journals. Dr. Koren has also designed a research training course for physicians, now in its 20th year.

On a personal note, Dr. Koren developed a lifelong interest in technology and Public Health during his time at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Harvard School of Public Health. He also loves music. He has written two musical plays.

Brad Hightower, founder of Hightower Clinical, clinical research professional, and host of the Note to File podcast. Brad lives, works, and podcasts from Oklahoma City, OK.  He has worked at the site level in clinical research for ten years and is the former Executive Director of the Oklahoma Heart Hospital Research Foundation.  Brad has since started his own integrated site network, Hightower Clinical.
To learn more about Hightower Clinical, please visit
To connect with Brad, please reach out on LinkedIn.

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