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Clinical Research Team

Coastal Clinical Research Team

Meet Our Investigators / Physicians


Michael Granberry, MD

Michael Granberry, M.D.

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Granberry received his undergraduate degree in Biology at Trinity University, followed by medical school at University of Texas Medical Branch. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Granberry completed a fellowship in Total Joint Surgery at University of California. Dr. Granberry has been in private practice since 1990. He has served as principal investigator in more than 40 industry-sponsored clinical trials since 2003. Although his main focus is adult reconstruction, specializing in Total Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery, Dr. Granberry treats a wide variety of orthopaedic problems.


Danilo Herrera, MD

Danilo V. Herrera, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologists

Dr. Herrera received his undergraduate degree from Saint Francis College and earned his medical degree from the University Of Costa Rica School Of Medicine. He has been in private practice since 1988. Dr. Herrera has served as either a sub investigator or principal investigator in more than 40 industry-sponsored clinical trials since 2003. Dr. Herrera is a member of the American Medical Association, the Medical Association of the State of Alabama, the Costarican College of Doctors and Surgeons and the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists.


John Val-Gallas, MD

John M. Val-Gallas, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologists

Dr. Val-Gallas received his B.S. degree with honors from University of Texas and earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern. He has been in private practice since 1992. Beginning in 2015, Dr. Val-Gallas has served as a sub investigator for women's health industry-sponsored clinical trials. He is a member of the American Medical Association and Mobile County Medical Society. Dr. Val-Gallas' interests include normal and high risk obstetrics, minimal invasive surgery, laser surgery, laparoscopic and robotic surgery.


 C. Brooke Lenz, MD

C. Brooke Lenz, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecologists

Dr. Lenz received her B.S. in Biology, Magna Cum Laude at the University of Mobile and earned her medical degree from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Lenz has been in private practice since 2001 and is trained in robotic surgery and minimally invasive gynecology. Beginning in 2014, she has served as a sub investigator for women's health industry-sponsored clinical trials. Dr. Lenz takes a special interest in preventative medicine and in caring for women throughout the stages of their lives from young adult through their reproductive years and after menopause.


Matthew McIntyre, MD

Matthew McIntyre, M.D

Certified by the American Board of Urology

Dr. McIntyre received his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University, followed by medical school at the University of South Alabama. After receiving his medical degree, Dr. McIntyre completed his surgical internship and urology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. McIntyre then completed a fellowship in male reproductive medicine and microsurgery, at Baylor College of Medicine. During this time he received specialized training in vasectomy reversals and male sexual dysfunction. Dr. McIntyre has been in private practice since 2013 and served as sub investigator in more than 15 industry- sponsored clinical trials and has authored several book chapters, multiple peer reviewed journal articles, and presented original research at national and international urologic meetings.


Charles White, MD

Charles F. White, Jr., M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Urology

Dr. White earned his undergraduate cum laude from Tulane University with honors in biology and earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama. He then completed surgical and urology residency training at the University of Colorado. He has been in private practice since 1984. Dr. White has served as a principal investigator in more than 100 industry-sponsored clinical trials since 1991 and has subsequently coauthored numerous publications based on these investigations. Dr. White is a member of the American Urological Association, Alabama Urological Association, the Medical Society of Mobile County, and the American Fertility Society. His interests span all aspects of general adult urology including sexual dysfunction.


Seldon Harbour Stephens, III, MD

Selden H. Stephens, III, M. D.

Certified by the American Board of Urology

Dr. Stephen earned his undergraduate degree from the Washington and Lee University in Virginia and his graduate degree from the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine. He completed surgery and urology residencies at the Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Stephens has been in private practice since 1993 and served as a sub investigator in more than 100 industry-sponsored clinical trials. Dr. Stephens is a member of the Medical Association of Alabama and the Medical Society of Mobile County.


Michael Ledet, MD

Michael Ledet, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Family Practice

Dr. Ledet received his B.S. In Mathematics Honors Scholar from University of Alabama and earned his medical degree from the University of South Alabama. Dr. Ledet became board certified in Lipidology in 2007 to better serve his patients in the prevention of stroke and heart disease. Dr. Ledet currently holds positions as Director of Preventive Care & Sleep Medicine, Medical Director of SouthEast Regional Center for Sleep/Wake Disorders and Assistant Clinical Professor at University of South Alabama. He has served as a principal investigator in more than 25 industry-sponsored clinical trials since 1999.


Aldo Tovato, MD

Dr. Aldo Trovato, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Dr. Trovato received his Bachelor of Science, Summa Cum Laude at St. John's University and earned his medical degree from Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed a Mohs Micrographics Surgery Fellowship at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Trovato has been in private practice since 1995. He has served as either sub investigator or principal investigator in more than 30 industry-sponsored clinical trials since 2011.


Harry Studdard, MD

Harry E. Studdard, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Studdard received his undergraduate from Jackson State University in biology and earned his medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Preventative Medicine for Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Studdard's post graduate work has included positions as an emergency department physician, staff physician, Chief of Staff at Springhill Medical Center and Director over The Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Studdard has been in private practice since 1997. He has served as a principal investigator in more than 50 industry-sponsored clinical trials since 2004.


Dr. B. Fred Bodie, M.D.

Dr. B. Fred Bodie, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Dr. Bodie received his Bachelor of Science with distinction in chemistry from Rhodes College and earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He completed a residency in pediatrics and dermatology and is certified to practice by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Dermatology. Dr. Bodie founded his practice of general and aesthetic dermatology in 1980. He has served as a principal investigator in more than 45 industry-sponsored clinical trials since 2009. Dr. Bodie is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Alabama Dermatological Society, Medical Association of State of Alabama and Mobile County Medical Society.


Russell A. Hudgens, M.D.

Russell A. Hudgens, M.D.

Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Hudgens received his undergraduate degree in Biology at University of Auburn, followed by medical school at University of South Alabama. Dr. Hudgens has been in private practice since 1992. He has served as sub investigator in more than 30 industry-sponsored clinical trials since 2006. Dr. Hudgens focus is non-surgical and surgical medical management of injury or disease of the musculosketal system, which includes bones, joints and muscles.


Dr. Kathryn Dempsey, MD

Dr. Kathryn Dempsey, M.D.

Certified by the American Board of Dermatology

Dr. Kathryn Dempsey received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Heath and Science Center. She began her private practice in 2015 with Mobile Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Dermatology (MPRSD). Dr. Dempsey is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, the Society of Pediatric Dermatology and Women’s Dermatologic Society. Dr. Dempsey is currently a sub-investigator with CCR and is conducting clinical trials in psoriasis, acne and seborrheic keratosis.


Stacy Richerson

Stacy Richerson, PA

Sub-Investigator

Stacy Richerson received her B.S. in Athletic Training at the University of Alabama. In 2006, Stacy received her Master of Health Sciences as a Physician Assistant from the University of South Alabama. Since then, she has been a speaker for Abbott Pharmaceuticals, as well as working as a Sub-Investigator and Physician Assistant at other medical and research clinics along the Gulf Coast. Stacy has conducted over 15 clinical research studies as a Sub-Investigator since 2014 in a variety of Internal Medicine indications.


Walker Luedecke

Walker Luedecke, CRNP

Sub-Investigator

Eleanor "Walker" Luedecke received her B.S. in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. In 2004, Walker received her Masters of Science in Nursing from Emory University. Since that time, Walker has worked as a Nurse Practitioner in Atlanta area hospitals and clinics in Women's Health. Walker began as a Sub-Investigator with Coastal Clinical Research, Inc. in 2013 and has worked on over 60 clinical trials.

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