Meet The Team

Running a clinical trial requires the skills of many experts. The HOA Clinical Research Team includes physicians, nurses and coordinators. A patient may work with some or all of the team members as they coordinate, execute and supervise the processes involved in clinical trials. Each member of our team has a passion for clinical research and patient care, and is willing to answer your questions!

If you are interested in learning more about our clinical trials call our team at 315-472-7504, extension 1350.

Ajeet Gajra, M.D., M.B.B.S., F.A.C.P.

Chief Scientific Officer

Steven Duffy, M.D.

Director of Research

Jeffrey J. Kirshner, M.D.

Jeffrey J. Kirshner, M.D.

Program Founder

Karen Callahan, MSN, RN

Director of Research Operations

Rachel Conway, BA, RN, OCN

Lead Research Nurse Coordinator

Nicole Coleman, CCMA

Clinical Research Coordinator

Brandy Custer, CCMA

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kimberly Desimone, BA, LPN

Clinical Research Coordinator

Kris Gawlik

Clinical Research Coordinator

Rachel Luke, RN

Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator