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Who We Are


Community Clinical Research Center (CCRC) was established at the beginning of 2005. CCRC is a department of Community Hospital Anderson, a 207-bed acute care facility located in Anderson, Ind. The hospital is affiliated with Community Health Network, which has more than 60 sites of care throughout central Indiana, and is ranked among the top 40 integrated health care networks in the nation.

CCRC provides clinical research services to a wide range of therapeutic areas including, but not limited to, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Neurology, Orthopedics, and Urology. Below is a list of our physicians and staff conducting research.

Our Physicians and CCRC Staff

Community Clinical Research Center's skilled employees and dedicated medical staff partner to deliver individualized patient care and personal attention in conducting clinical research. CCRC keeps patients and Sponsors of Research informed and involved every step of the way.



Tharp, David, M.D. - CV


Jetty, Preetham M.D. - CV

Oscherwitz, Nanette, M.D. - CV

Patel, Mukund, M.D.

Family Practice

Gatewood, Steven, M.D.


Alexander, C. Kurt, M.D. - CV


Maier, Jon, M.D. - CV


Vail, Matt M.D.

Internal Medicine

Naqvi, Afia, M.D. - CV


Blankenship, Larry L., M.D. - CV

Rocco, Christopher P., M.D. - CV

Glass, Kathy, N.P. - CV

Stevens, Caroline D.O. - CV


Tahir, Naqvi, M.D. - CV


Kabir, Saiful, M.D. - CV


Tahir, Nighat, M.D. - CV


Elsaharty, Salah, M.D., - CV

Okotie, Onisuru, M.D., - CV

Williams, Robert, M.D. - CV

Nurse Practitioner

Lesia, MS, RN, FNP-BC, LNC


Lisa Halstead
VP of Ambulatory and Professional Svs

Brandie Perrin
MBA, MSW: Director of Clinical Research

Sarah Howard
RN BSN MBA: Clinical Research Manager

Sandy Fisher
BS: Quality Assurance Coordinator

Sheri Lipps
MA: Clinical Research Coordinator II

Lisa Redding
Research Financial Specialist

Jennifer Alexander
BS: Regulatory Specialist

Crystal Custer
Clinical Research Coordinator II

Toni Mullin
MOA: Research Data Coordinator

Tyler Prater
Clinical Research Coordinator II

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