Baton Rouge, LA (Dermatology)

Meridian's Baton Rouge, LA (Dermatology), location performs clinical studies related to skin conditions such as acne, atopic dermatitis, and rosacea.

Since 1947, The Dermatology Clinic has provided the Greater Baton Rouge area with personalized care and a comprehensive array of dermatological services. The Dermatology Clinic offers a wide range of treatment options to address many types of skin (dermal) issues. Offering general, surgical, pediatric, and cosmetic dermatology in-house, experienced professionals work carefully to conduct clinical research.

Examples of conditions that may be studied at this site include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratoses
  • Dermatitis
  • Dysplastic Nevus
  • Eczema
  • Hair loss
  • Hives
  • Keratosis Pilaris
  • Molluscum
  • Nail fungus
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
  • Shingles
  • Skin cancer
  • Tinea versicolor
  • Vitiligo

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Phone: (225) 768-2850

Meridian Clinical Research
5326 O'Donovan Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Website: www.thedermatologyclinic.com

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Amie Breaux Shannon, MD

Dr. Breaux Shannon joined the Dermatology Clinic & Cosmetic Center in 2005.

  • Board certified in Dermatology.
  • Graduated second in her class at Louisiana State University School of Medicine with a Doctor of Science degree.
  • Completed a dermatology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
  • Served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology for three years at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC.
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology.
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Nicole Mathis Harrell, MD

Dr. Mathis Harrell joined the Dermatology Clinic & Cosmetic Center in 2012.

  • Board Certified in Dermatology.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Graduated from Louisiana State University in New Orleans, LA with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Completed a dermatology internship at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Completed a dermatology residency at Louisiana State University.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
Jordan Whatley MD

Jordan Whatley, MD

Dr. Whatley specializes in dermatology and has been in private practice since 2011.

  • Board Certified in Dermatology.
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Graduated from Louisiana State University with a Doctor of Medicine degree and achieved Junior AOA and pharmacology honors.
  • Completed an internal medicine internship at Earl K. Long Medical Center in Baton Rouge, LA
  • Completed a dermatology residency at Louisiana State University where he served as Chief Resident his final year.
  • Serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Louisiana State University Department of Dermatology.
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
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Omaha, NE

Meridian's Omaha, NE, location serves as the company's international headquarters and largest independent research facility. Under the leadership of medical director and principal investigator Brandon J. Essink, MD, Meridian's Omaha site conducts research for a broad range of investigational treatments. Studies at this site explore vaccines and medicines developed to treat migraines, acne, depression, high cholesterol, and other conditions.

For more information about joining a study in Omaha, complete the form on this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to discuss the study. There is no obligation to join — you decide if the study is right for you.

Participating in a study is an important decision — we’re here to help you before, during, and after studies.

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Phone: (402) 934-7563 (call center)

Meridian Clinical Research
3319 N 107th St
Omaha, NE 68134

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Brandon Essink, MD, CPI

Brandon J. Essink, MD, CPI

Dr. Brandon Essink has served as a principal investigator at Meridian since 2003. In his role, Dr. Essink directs clinical practice operations at Meridian’s dedicated research center in Omaha, NE. He is frequently selected to lead pioneering vaccine research programs because of his extensive experience in the field and the superb track record sites have maintained under his guidance.

Dr. Essink earned his BS from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE, and attended medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, in Omaha, NE, graduating in 2001. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2003 and a Family Practice Procedural Fellowship in 2004. He has been board certified in family practice since 2003 and has practiced family medicine since 2004.

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