Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio

Helping innovate the world of skincare for over 30 years

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 two, 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.

Currently recruiting volunteers for the following studies:

  • Acne
  • Atopic Dermatisis

  • Chronic Pruritis
  • Psoriasis

  • Alopecia Areata



Steven A. Davis, M.D
Steven A. Davis, M.DDirector and Principal Investigator
The center’s founder and principal investigator, got his B.A. in Economics from Yale University and his M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. Dr. Davis completed his dermatology residency at the University of California San Francisco Medical School, after which he was on the academic faculty there for six years. He was certified by the American Board of Dermatology in 1977. Dr. Davis has over 20 years of experience doing clinical research studies.

Additional Work

He has published in the lay and scientific press and is currently Adjunct Professor, Medicine/Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery, at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In additional to his dermatology practice – the Dermatology & Laser Center of San Antonio™ – Dr. Davis was one of the original founders and servedd on the Executive Board of BioMedSA, (see BioMedSA.org) and the Foundation Board of the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center. Dr. Davis also has an extensive background in media experience, including 33 continuous years as the producer and voice of “Speaking of Health” an award-winning feature on the CBS Radio Network.

Janice K. Orem, CMA
Janice K. Orem, CMAResearch Coordinator
graduated from San Antonio College with an Associate of Arts in Business Technology in May 1975. In 1977, she became a Certified Medical Assistant. From 1976 to 2007 she was the Business Manager for a busy Urology Practice with 5 physicians and 17 ancillary personnel.

She has been involved with clinical research since 1994 and joined the Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio in January 2008. She is a member of the following organizations: San Antonio Medical Managers, Medical Group Management Association, American Medical Assistants, Bexar County Medical Assistants, and Association of Clinical Research Professionals.

Janice is a very active member of the San Antonio community and does volunteer work for her church and several nursing homes.

Judy Lochte
Judy LochteResearch Coordinator
has been in clinical research for over 15 years. She joined the Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio in April of 2013.

Judy is a dedicated member of her church, does volunteer work and in her spare time, had made many beautiful quilts.

Stephanie Kaiser, PA-C
Stephanie Kaiser, PA-CSub-Investigator
Received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Shenandoah University in 2015. She is a nationally board certified Physician Assistant and licensed in the state of Texas. She grew up in New York and moved to San Antonio with her husband. Stephanie has a diverse clinical background with a focus in pediatrics and dermatology.
Stephanie is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Loren Marie, MPH PA-C
Loren Marie, MPH PA-CSub-Investigator
An NCCPA certified physician assistant with a Masters of Public Health. She grew up in the Chicagoland area and attended undergraduate school at the University of Illinois in Champaign, IL. After graduation she worked for Norwegian Cruise Line cruising the Caribbean and then lived in Southeast Florida for 16 years. She attended Nova Southeastern University in Florida for physician assistant school. At the same time, she earned a second bachelors in Physician Assistant Studies, and masters degree of Public Health along with the Dean’s Award for Highest Scholastic Achievement in Public Health. She has been practicing medicine since 1998. Having worked in primary care, allergy, asthma and immunology, otolaryngology, neurotology, she has been practicing dermatology in San Antonio since 2014.

She enjoys helping patients of all ages. She feels her career as a physician assistant has been an exciting opportunity to help others in many different specialties, as well as an honor, a privilege and a blessing. Loren is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with Dr. Davis.

After moving to a warm climate with such friendly Texans in 2011, she is excited to call San Antonio, Texas her home.

Our Body of Work

At the Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio™, our research team is committed to the advancement of clinical practice and to the improvement of patient care. We participate in the development of prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and personal care products.
  • Acne Vulgaris (Adolescent and Adult)
  • Personal Care Products (Hands)
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Bacterial Skin Infections (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Condyloma Acuminata
  • Drug Delivery Systems
  • Hair Removal
  • Herpes Labialis
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Urticaria (Chronic Idiopathic)
  • Onychomycosis
  • Personal Care Products (Infants)
  • Psoriasis (Including Biologics)
  • Psoriasis (Scalp)
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Superficial Mycoses
  • Tinea Curis/Corporis
  • Tinea Pedis (Therapeutic & Preventative)
  • Topical anesthesia
  • Urticaria (Chronic Idiopathic)
  • 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
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceuticals
  • QLT USA, Inc.
  • Clay-Park Labs, Inc.
  • Sani-Fresh International
  • Connetics Corporation
  • 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

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:

  • 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
  • Ample, free parking
  • Secure -20 degree freezer
  • Centrifuge
  • Microscope and Woods Lamp
  • Phlebotomy
  • Ample storage for lab kits and shipping materials
  • Emergency Cart
  • Oxygen
  • Emergency Medications
  • Skilled dermatology photographers
  • 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

Apply for Participation

At the Dermatology Clinical Research Center of San Antonio™, we are always looking for volunteers to participate in our research study. If you have one of the conditions listed on our site, and are interested in participating in the study, complete the form and we’ll get back to you.
For women who are of childbearing potential, you must not be pregnant, nursing, or planning to get pregnant in order to be a candidate for research studies.