About Us

At East Coast Institute for Research (ECIR) we provide advance medical care by conducting innovative research while maintaining the highest standard of patient care.

Dedication & Innovation

We pride ourselves on providing patients in our community access to new research involving ground-breaking medications and devices that are not yet available to the general public. Our research offices are located throughout the Southeast provide personalized treatment from our dedicated staff.

We are comprised of a diverse group of Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, and healthcare professionals certified in clinical research. This combination of disciplines and decades of experience results in an unparalleled patient experience and our friendly staff adheres to the highest ethical standards in a warm, welcoming environment.

We work closely with our investigators and sponsors to conduct new research providing precise results and careful data collection and analysis. Our efficient start-up, enrollment, and retention process ensures accessibility for investigators and sponsors which facilitates open communication with our full research staff.

Our Vision
East Coast Institute for Research (ECIR) promotes the safe use of currently available treatments and the development of new medicines and devices. Through careful and thoughtful research, talented investigators, and our knowledgeable staff we are creating a health care revolution.

We aim to help patients live longer, healthier lives now and in the future.

Our Mission

Bringing hope to the community by improving lifestyles
through access to cutting edge clinical research and healthcare

About Our Team

At ECIR we are passionate about clinical research and strive to provide a comfortable experience for our patients while providing the most accurate results for investigators and sponsors. Our team is comprised of outstanding clinicians, industry experts, academicians, and seasoned researchers all sharing a drive to help others by developing new medicines and devices.

Employees are a company's greatest asset - they're your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company's mission. Rushab Choksi, PharmD President ECIR


    Rushab Choksi, PharmD
    Rebecca Goldfaden, PharmD, CCRP
    Chief Operating Officer
    Benjamin Epstein, PharmD
    Co-Founder/Board Member
    Nikki Lorch
    Director of Human Resources & Operations
    Melanie Johnson
    Director of Financial Operations
    Alicia Green, R.M.A., CCRP
    Clinical Research Manager