About Balboa Research

*Formerly California Institute of Renal Research

Balboa Research is a strategic Study Management Organization that collaborates early on cutting edge-therapeutics with Pharma and Device sponsors.

Our important role in executing clinical trials that Pioneer New Therapeutics is manifest through Pride in Our GCP Processes and having Passion for the Patients we serve.

History

  • Over two decades of delivering quality GCP studies, including multiple Investigator Initiated Studies (IIS)
  • 500+ studies with nearly 100 sponsors
  • Phase 1B-4 GCP IND, IDE & PMA expertise

Access

  • Direct Access to 150k+ charts in the Balboa Nephrology Medical Group EHR
    ⮕ 40k+ unique patients per year
    ⮕ 4k+ ESRD Patients
    ⮕ Vascular Access Center
  • Additional reach through Sharp & Scripps Healthcare
  • Access to both Fresenius & DaVita Dialysis Centers

Infrastructure

  • 10 Principal Investigators with an average of 11 years research experience
  • 25+ full-time research staff; 12 Research Coordinators with an average tenure of 8 years
  • 6 fully-equipped Research locations in San Diego & Imperial Counties

Principal Investigators

George Fadda, MD, FACP • La Mesa, CA

George Fadda, MD, FACP

  • Research Experience: Founder of California Institute of renal Research (CIRR), 26 years research experience in basic and clinical research. Principal investigator participated in more than 95 phase 2-4 studies. CIRR Research Advisory Committee
  • Publications: More than 50 Articles in Nephrology Journals
  • Research Expertise: All aspects of Kidney disease: Acute renal failure and Chronic Kidney Disease Stages 2-5, ESRD, Type 2 DM, Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, PCKD, FSGS, IgA Nephropathy, Hyperparathyroidism, Anemia, Iron, Proteinuria, etc.
  • Training: MD – American University Beirut; Fellowship – University of Southern California; Assistant Professor of Medicine / Nephrology University of Southern California

Contact:
La Mesa
8851 Center Dr Ste 400 La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: 619-461-3894
Fax: 619-463-0688

Email

Jill Meyer, MD | Adam Horeish, MD • Chula Vista, CA

Jill Meyer, MD

  • Research Experience: 20 years
  • Research Expertise: drug device and diagnostics; phase II-IV: CKD 2-5, ESRD, HTN, DMII, hypercholesterolemia, IgA Nephropathy, FSGS, pruritis, anemia, hyperkalemia, vit hyperparathyroidism, infectious disease
  • Training: MD – American University; residency – Hennepin County Medical Center; Fellowship – Emory University

Contact:
Chula Vista
340 4th Ave #5A, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 619-422-2687
Fax:

Email


Adam Horeish, MD

  • Research Experience: 4 years
  • Research Expertise: drug, device, and diagnostics; phase II-IV: CKD 2-5, ESRD, HTN, DMII, hypercholesterolemia, IgA Nephropathy, FSGS, anemia, hyperkalemia, vit hyperparathyroidism, infectious disease
  • Training: MD – Ross University School of Medicine; residency – Western Reserve Care System; Fellowship – University of Vermont

Contact:
Chula Vista
340 4th Ave #5A, Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: 619-422-2687
Fax:

Email

Arman Faravardeh, MD, FACP, FASN, FAST • Frost (Transplant & Vascular Access)

Arman Faravardeh, MD, FACP, FASN, FAST

  • Research Experience: 10 years
  • Publications, Lectures & Presentations: over 35
  • Research Expertise: Kidney transplantation including delayed graft function, CMV disease, BK virus, COVID vaccine, APOL1, Belatacept trial, chronic antibody mediated rejection, donor derived cell free DNA assay
  • Training: MD – Medical College of Wisconsin; Residency – Medical College of Wisconsin; Nephrology Fellowship – University of Minnesota; Transplant Nephrology Fellowship – UCLA

Contact:
SanDiego – Frost Street
8010 Frost St # 502, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone: 858-637-4600
Fax: 858-637-4601

Email

Ramin Berenji, MD, FACP, FASN • El Centro, CA

Ramin Berenji, MD, FACP, FASN

  • Research Experience: 10 years; CIRR Research Advisory Committee
  • Publications: 9 articles/abstracts
  • Research Expertise: drug, device and diagnostics; phase II-IV: CKD 2-5, ESRD, HTN, cad, DMII, AKI, hypercholesterolemia, IgA Nephropathy, pruritis, FSGS, ADPKD, anemia, hyperkalemia, vit d def, hyperparathyroidism, infectious disease
  • Training: MD – University of Hamburg school of medicine; Residency – Good Samaritan Hospital/John Hopkins; Fellowship – Stanford University

Contact:
El Centro
2205 Ross Ave #102, El Centro, CA 92243
Phone: 760-337-9575
Fax:

Email

Osman Khawar, MD, MPH | Joseph Hebreo, MD • Escondido, CA

Osman Khawar, MD, MPH

  • Research Experience: 10 years
  • Publications: 15 Articles & 10 Posters
  • Research Expertise: drug, device, diagnostics and investigator sponsored; phase Ia-IV: CKD 2-5, ESRD, HTN, vascular access, home HD, PD, CAD, pruritis, DMII, hypercholesterolemia, IgA Nephropathy, FSGS, anemia, hyperkalemia, hyperparathyroidism
  • Training: MD – Glasgow university; Master’s of Public Health – John Hopkins School of Public health; Residency – St. Mary medical center, Long Beach; fellowship – Harbor-UCLA

Contact:
Escondido
631 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-294-3162
Fax: 858-366-4745

Email


Joseph Hebreo, MD

  • Research Experience: 4 years
  • Publications: 2
  • Research Expertise: drug, device, and diagnostics; phase Ia-IV: CKD 2-5, ESRD, HTN, vascular access, DMII, hypercholesterolemia, IgA Nephropathy, FSGS, anemia, hyperkalemia, hyperparathyroidism
  • Training: MD – Albert Einstein College of Medicine; residency – Naval Medical Center, San Diego; Fellowship – Walter Reed Army Medical Center/National Naval Medical Center

Contact:
Escondido
631 E Grand Ave, Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-294-3162
Fax: 858-366-4745

Email

Dylan Steer, MD | Mark Boiskin, MD • Kearney Mesa, CA

Dylan Steer, MD

  • Research Experience: 15 years
  • Research Expertise: drug, device, diagnostics, and investigator sponsored; phase Ia-IV: CKD 2-5, ESRD, HTN, DMII, pruritis, hypercholesterolemia, anemia, hyperkalemia, hyperparathyroidism
  • Training: MD – Duke University; Residency – Duke University; Fellowship – University of California San Diego.

Contact:
Kearny Mesa
7927 Ostrow St Ste. A, San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: 858-810-8180
Fax:

Email


Mark Boiskin, MD

  • Research Experience: 18 years
  • Research Expertise: drug, device, diagnostics, and investigator sponsored; phase Ia-IV: CKD 2-5, ESRD, HTN, DMII, pruritis, anemia, hyperparathyroidism, dialysis access
  • Training: MD – Stellenbosch medical school (south Africa); Residency – university of Alberta; Fellowship – University of California, San Diego

Contact:
Kearny Mesa
7927 Ostrow St Ste. A, San Diego, CA 92111
Phone: 858-810-8180
Fax:

Email

California Institute of Renal Research – La Mesa

California Institute of Renal Research – La Jolla

Phone: 858-558-8150
Fax: 858-346-1024

📍9834 Genesee Ave # 312
La Jolla, CA 92037

California Institute of Renal Research – Kearny Mesa

California Institute of Renal Research – Frost Street

California Institute of Renal Research – Escondido

Phone: 760-294-3162
Fax: 858-366-4745

📍631 E Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

California Institute of Renal Research – El Centro

Phone: 760-337-9575

📍2205 Ross Ave #102
El Centro, CA 92243

California Institute of Renal Research – Chula Vista

Phone: 619-422-2687

📍340 4th Ave #5A
Chula Vista, CA 91910

California Institute of Renal Research – El Centro

Phone: 760-337-9575

📍2205 Ross Ave #102
El Centro, CA 92243

 El Centro

Phone: 760-353-0404
Fax: 760-353-0392

📍2205 Ross Ave #101
El Centro, CA 92243

Contact Us

 

George Nilsson, Clinical Trials Manager

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