About Us

30 Years of Clinical Research

The Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio™ is an independent clinical research site specializing in dermatology clinical trials. The Center was founded by Steven A. Davis, MD in 1987. It has its own full-time staff and dedicated exam rooms and offices immediately adjacent to Dr. Davis’s clinical practice, the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio™ . The practice provides a full range of dermatology medical, surgical, and cosmetic services and records over 15,000 patient encounters a year.

Since our Research Center is dedicated exclusively to dermatology, our staff has vast experience in dermatology-related conditions, plus a large database of both diagnosis-coded clinical patient lists and previous clinical study patients, giving us the ability to deliver accurate data in a timely fashion. Compliance and completion rates for our studies are high. Enrollment and completion rates typically meet or exceed sponsor requirements and we are often asked to enroll more than our original quota to help the sponsor reach its national goals.

Our full-time coordinators have over 30 years of research experience between them and a solid reputation among our sponsors for presenting accurate data and immediate turn-around times for regulatory document submissions and other clinical trial documents.

Our site has worked closely with several central IRB’s including Quorum Review, Western Institutional Review Board, Coast Independent Review Board, Independent Review Board, Schulman Associates IRB, and IntegReview Ethical Review Board. We have also worked with numerous CRO’s as well.

Steven A. Davis, M.D.,
Photo of Dr. Steven A. Davis at the Dermatology and Laser Center of San Antonio
photo of Janice Orem
Our Difference

Professional and Convenient

The Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio™ is located in the 500-acre South Texas Medical Center, one of America’s largest multi-purpose health communities.  The Medical Center is home to twelve hospitals, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and numerous specialty physicians, research facilities and diagnostic centers.   

Our Research Center is conveniently accessed via major freeways to the San Antonio International Airport (8 minutes) and to downtown, with its world-famous Alamo historical site and inviting River Walk (10 minutes).  Representatives of study sponsors and CROs enjoy ample, affordable lodging close by and the friendly hospitality for which San Antonio is famous.  With over 6,000 square feet of office space, we offer:

Fully Equiped
With extensive experience and expertise, our facility is fully equiped to meet the requirements of just about any research study.
Cold Storage
We offer cold storage, from -80 degrees to refrigeration.
Monitor Convenience
Conference rooms and dedicated space for monitors
Full Lab
Centrifuges, Phlebotomy, and plenty more.
Lasers and Light Boxes
UVB, Blue Light, a variety of Lasers, and other equipment.

Dedicated Staff

Our Facilities

With over 6,000 sq. ft of space, we have:

  • Ample, free parking
  • Secure -20 degree freezer
  • Centrifuge
  • Microscope and Woods Lamp
  • Ample storage for lab kits and shipping materials
  • Secured ambient and refrigerated study drug storage
  • Secure medical records storage
  • Secured CRF archive storage
  • Private monitor room with secure telephone lines & computer ports w/ high speed internet
  • Dedicated copier and fax machine
  • Emergency Cart
  • Oxygen
  • Emergency Medications
  • Skilled dermatology photographers
  • Phlebotomy
  • Narrowband UVB Therapy Unit
  • BLU-U Light Machine
  • Palomar Starlux IPL System
  • Palomar Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser
  • NovaPulse CO2 Laser
  • StarLux Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
  • Erbium Yag Laser




Studies Completed


Photo of the So-Low Ultra-Low Freezer at Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio

Some of Our Clinical Study Sponsors Include:

  • 3M Pharmaceuticals
  • Hill Dermaceuticals, Inc.
  • Abbott Labs
  • Leo Pharma
  • Alpharma USPD, Inc.
  • Matrix Pharmaceuticals
  • Altana, Inc.
  • Medicus
  • Amgen
  • MedImmune
  • Atrix Laboratories, Inc.
  • Novartis
  • Aventis
  • Novartis Comsumers Health
  • Bectin-Dickinson Transdermal Systems
  • Penaderm, Inc.
  • Berlex Laboratories, Inc.
  • Perrigo Pharmaceuticals
  • Biomedical Development Corporation
  • Pfizer
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • Dusa Pharmaceuticals
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Dermik Laboratories
  • Serono Laboratories
  • ESC Medical Systems
  • Stiefel Pharmaceuticals
  • Fujisawa Healthcare, Inc.
  • TAP Holdings, Inc.
  • Galderma
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Graceway Pharmaceuticals
  • Eli Lilly
  • SolGel, LLC.
  • Roche
  • Philips Consumer Products
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals
  • QLT USA, Inc.
  • Clay-Park Labs, Inc.
  • Sani-Fresh International
  • Connetics Corporation

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