Do you have some questions about the process? Do you want to know if you qualify for a study? You might even want to know more about clinical studies in general. Don't worry.

That is what we are here for.

Our Mission

At Clinical Research Consultants, our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care while meeting or exceeding good clinical practice guidelines and following Federal Regulations in all aspects of Phase I, Phase II, Phase III and Phase IV pharmaceutical trials. The research is completed by experienced investigators and highly professional medical staff.

Meet Our Staff

Ahmed M. Awad, DO, FASN - CEO, Principal Investigator: 

Dr. Ahmed Awad is a Board Certified Nephrologist and Internal Medicine doctor, practicing medicine for over 15 years.

Dr. Awad earned his osteopathic medicine degree in 1994 from the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences. He went on to complete an Internal Medicine residency and Nephrology fellowship at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

Following the completion of his doctoral studies, Dr. Awad joined Kansas City Kidney Consultants. He has a special interest in the epidemiologic and demographic reasons for the progression of kidney disease and its effect on the cardiac disease.

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Awad is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, private consulting nephrologist at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, President of the National Kidney Foundation of Kansas and Western Missouri, and Chair of the Early Intervention Program at the National Kidney Foundation. Dr. Awad has written guidelines for the primary care physician on early detection and diagnosis of kidney disease, which received the KIDOQI Seal of Approval. He was also appointed by Missouri Governor, for the Chronic Kidney Disease Task Force in November of 2007.

He has also co-authored several medical publications and directed several clinical research trials.

Dr. Akhtar


Dr. Lustig


Mary Parrigon, PharmD

Site Director

Ameneh Paziresh, RPh


Abdullah Salih

Ahmed Alqaraghuli

Amer Rahima

Arash Paziresh

Badiya Alsaegh

Bhavya Kothapalli

Brittany Strohm

Joy Ireton

Jassour Alrikaby

Jwan Alallaf

Linda Goldstein

Lindsay Ann-Marie Hare, NP

Maggie Ireton

Mahmood Algharabli

Martha Dunkelberg

Megan Baker

Serine Alfaress

Teresa Rains

Yazan Abdulateef

See Our Current Studies

You can find a list of our current studies and learn more about each of them by clicking below. For questions please call us at 816-756-1222.

Learn About Clinical Studies

If you would like to learn more about clinical studies take a look at our patient education page. You can always call us at 816-756-1222.