Meet the Research Team 

Office of Research 

Niranjan Rao, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Rao maintains oversight all research conducted at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.
Alexander D. Schramm
Director, Office of Research

Shona McMahan, BSN, RN, CCRP
Clinical Research Manager
732-745-8600, Ext. 6096

Charlene Drost, BS, RN, CCRP               Isabel Garcia
Research Nurse                                       Clinical Research Associate
732.745.8600, Ext. 6136                          732.745.8600, Ext. 6054

Kimberly Vazquez, BA, MPA                    Naureen Zaidi, BA, CCRP
Clinical Research Coordinator                 Clinical Research Associate
732.745.8600, Ext. 8029                          732.745.8600, Ext. 8782

Genetic & Genomic Medicine

Daniela Silva, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCRP
Clinical Research Nurse
Department of Medical Genetics & Genomic Medicine

Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit

Imene Beche, MBS
Senior Site Coordinator
Maternal Fetal Medicine
732.745.8600, Ext. 6078

Anne Bergman                         Sol Otarola
Research Coordinator               Research Assistant
Maternal Fetal Medicine            Maternal Fetal Medicine
732.745.8600, Ext. 2209           732.745.8600, Ext. 8214

Clara Perez, RN                       Molly Sklios
Research Nurse                       Research Assistant
Maternal Fetal Medicine           Maternal Fetal Medicine
732.745.8600, Ext. 7860          732.745.8600, Ext. 8873

Michele Falk, MA, CCRP
IRB Administrator
Committee for the Protection of Human 
Subjects in Research (CPHSR)
732.745.8600, Ext. 5081

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