Savannah, GA

Neurology Clinical Research Site

Meridian's Savannah, GA (Neurology), location, in partnership with Savannah Neurology Specialists, performs clinical trials related to disorders of the nervous system.

About this research site

Meridian operates five clinical research sites in Savavnnah across a variety of therapeutic areas. Our neurology research site partners with Savannah Neurology Specialists. Neurology is a field of medicine that specializes in disorders and diseases of the brain. The disorders treated can be congenital (from birth) in nature, directly related to an accident or illness, or a result of advancing age. It is the goal of Savannah Neurology Specialists to provide the highest level of care to patients in a professional and friendly environment.

Savannah Neurology Specialists serves in all areas of neurology for adults as well as children, with areas of focus including, but not limited to:

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders
  • EEG Monitoring and Interpretation
  • Epilepsy
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • MRI
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neurological Complications in Newborns
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Sleep disorders including Sleep Apnea
  • Strokes
  • Treatment of Muscle Spasms

Clinical trials for neurological disorders and more

This office is very active in the field of neurology research and has numerous active studies.

For more information about joining a study in Savannah, complete the form at the bottom of this page. After you submit your information, a Meridian enrollment specialist will call you to talk about 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.

Phone: (912) 623-2240 (call center)

Phone: (912) 790-4837 (clinic)

Meridian Clinical Research
6602 Waters Avenue, Building C
Savannah, GA 31406

Clinical Research Partner Website

Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Upcoming research studies in Savannah
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Meridian Clinical Research - Savannah, GA (Neurology) is located inside Savannah Neurology Specialists' Savannah office.

Meet Your Physicians

Every clinical trial is overseen by a Principal Investigator – a physician who is responsible for the rights, safety and welfare of the study participants. Research studies at our Savannah neurology research site are conducted in partnership with the following physicians at Savannah Neurology Specialists.


Michael Hemphill, MD

Dr. Hemphill has practiced with Savannah Neurology Specialists since 1981. He is an expert on multiple sclerosis, migraine, epilepsy, and therapeutic uses of botulinum toxin.

  • Board certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.
  • Graduated from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Completed a neurology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD.
  • Completed a movement disorders research fellowship at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he served as an Assistant Professor of Neurology.
  • Graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, GA with a Master of Business Administration degree.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and member of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Chapter of the National MS Society.

Stephen N. Donahue, MD

Dr. Donahue is proficient in the diagnosis and management of a wide array of neurological disorders and has a special interest in neuromuscular conditions such as Myasthenia Gravis, various myopathies, and peripheral neuropathies.

  • Board certified in Neurology.
  • Graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA with a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Graduated from Mercer University School of medicine in Macon, GA with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Completed a neurology internship and residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.
  • Completed a neuromuscular medicine fellowship at Duke University in Durham, NC.

Katherine Moretz, MD

Dr. Moretz  joined Savannah Neurology Specialists in October 2008. She specializes in the treatment of pediatric and adolescent patients.

  • Graduated from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA with a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Graduated from Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine in Augusta, GA with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Completed a pediatric neurology residency at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine.

Gilmore MacGregor, MD

Dr. MacGregor is proficient in diagnosis and management across the full spectrum of neurological diseases in adults, including electro-diagnostic testing, Botox and other advanced treatments for migraine. He has special expertise in both epilepsy and neuro-muscular disorders such as myasthenia gravis and ALS.

  • Board certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology.
  • Graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA with a Bachelor of Science degree.
  • Graduated with honors from Mercer University in Macon, GA with a Doctor of Medicine degree.
  • Completed clinical training at Memorial Health in Savannah, GA.
  • Completed a medical internship, neurology residency, and clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, AL.  During his fellowship he served as the Chief Fellow of neurophsyiology and received the Argus Award for the most outstanding resident.
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