Long Beach Clinical Trials has extensive experience conducting Phase I-IV clinical trials with many leading pharmaceutical companies. The facility’s lead investigator, Dr. Barry Heller, has more than fifteen years of clinical research experience treating over 10,000 patients. As a Principle Investigator, Dr. Heller has conducted over 50 clinical trials. Every member of our team offers a wealth of experience, a caring personality, and a commitment to serving the pharmaceutical industry, the community and its patients.

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Dr. Barry Heller, MD
Principal Investigator

As one of our designated Medical Directors, Dr. Heller is a certified Principal Investigator and lead director for the Emergency Department at Saint Mary’s Hospital and has over 30+ years of experience. He has conducted over 12 ABSSSI (skin infection) studies and has also contributed to over 150+ other clinical studies. He has made several presentations at many International Investigator meetings and has been a key asset in helping sponsors with protocol guidance and the creation of our in-depth and highly recognized SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures).


Robert Cockrell, MD
Principal Investigator

Dr. Cockrell has been involved in clinical research since 2009 and has participated in numerous clinical studies as Principal Investigator and/or Sub-Principal Investigator. Dr. Cockrell has over 40+ years of emergency medicine experience and is a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and The American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Cockrell has extensive clinical research experience in many indications such as diabetes, hypertension, vaccine and family/emergency medication. He has never received a FDA 483 and has a solid reputation with Sponsor and CROs.


Gina Robles
Site Director/Owner

Gina Robles has an extensive background in both academic and private research, and knows how important quality data, streamlined regulatory, and patient recruitment are to the success of industry sponsored studies. Her research career began in regulatory and contract management, and her tireless nature quickly led her to become an expert in her field. Gina frequently speaks at industry conferences, and has overseen the initiation of trials for a wide variety of institutions, including large healthcare networks. Her front line experience includes working as a clinical coordinator on a number of industry-sponsored trials. She has been recognized on numerous occasions for exceeding enrollment goals and providing superb patient care.


Alice Wong, MD

Dr. Wong is a board certified internal medicine physician with over 30 years of clinical experience. She completed her medical education with honors from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. She later completed her training in Internal Medicine at the LAC-USC Medical Center. Dr. Alice Wong has also received a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology from UCLA with a special interest in community health. In the 15 years prior to becoming an investigator for clinical trials, she has served as Director of the Student Health Center at University of California in Irvine focusing on adolescent medicine and college health. Dr. Wong's career has been devoted to serving the primary care needs of patients.


Dee Ven

Site Manager

Olga Jimenez

Clinical Coordinator

Paulina Maldonado

Clinical Coordinator


Javier Padilla

Recruitment Specialist

Jairo Hernandez

Clinical Coordinator

Noli Raz, RN

Clinical Coordinator


Our success at Long Beach Clinical is contributed to a strong and experienced leadership team. Unlike an SMO, our site is part of a dedicated group of closely netted research sites with over 25 years of experience. Our leadership team combined with a strong experienced staff has allowed us to excel and out grow our competition while achieving our mission... provide high quality data while protecting and enhancing the safety and well-being of our patients.

Our team brings together a proven staff with training in GCP, ICH and FDA regulations. Behind this training is a genuine desire to cure disease, quell patient suffering and improve quality of life. Our experienced staff coupled with a strong leadership team helps secure our future in the industry while ensuring our patient receives the highest level of care and service.

We are truly dedicated to advancing medicine while changing people's lives for the better!