Research Team

Riverside Health System participates in clinical trials and scientific research to advance medical care. The principal investigators are the physicians in charge of the clinical trials or scientific research projects.


Physicians & Nurse Practitioners
Jamshid Alaeddini, M.D., FACC, Principal Investigator & Sub-Investigator
Edward Chu, M.D., FACC, Principal Investigator
Donna Allen-Peebles, NP-C, Sub-Investigator
Tara Worley, AGACNP-BC, Sub-Investigator
Alexandra Ward, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Fnu Vikram, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Rachel Miller, NP, Sub-Investigator
Yaoying (Linda) Jiang, PA, Sub-Investigator
April Towler, NP, Sub-Investigator
Jennifer Retikis, NP, Sub-Investigator


Physicians & Nurse Practitioners
Wolfgang Leesch, M.D., Principal Investigator & Sub-Investigator
Kermit Alvin Lloyd, M.D., Principal Investigator
Jonathan Ty Butler, M.D., Ph.D., Sub-Investigator
John N. Livingstone II, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Kamel Ben-Othmane, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Vickie Armstrong, DNP, GNP-BC, Sub-Investigator


Physicians & Nurse Practitioners
Lindsay E. Borden, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Aaron H. Chevinsky, M.D., Principal Investigator
William P. Irvin, M.D., Principal Investigator
George J. Kannarkat, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Laura Kerbin, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Magi M. Khalil, M.D., Ph.D., Sub-Investigator
Flavia E. Kostov, M.D., Sub-Investigator<
Ko Ko Maung, M.D., Sub-Investigator
John F. Miller, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Leonid B. Reshko, M.D., Principal Investigator & Sub-Investigator
Lauren Salmon, D.O., Sub-Investigator
Amy M. Skorupa, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Mashour Yousef, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Aisha S. Zaidi, M.D., Sub-Investigator
Kelly Armbruster, MS, FNP, Sub-Investigator
Zia Murphy, ACNP, Sub-Investigator
Jennifer Ross, FNP-C, Sub-Investigator

Other Investigators

Paragkumar R. Amin, M.D., Principal Investigator
Hospitalist, Riverside Regional Medical Center

Beth A. Klug, M.D., Principal Investigator
Associate Director/Faculty - Riverside/VCU Family Medicine Residency Program
Riverside Brentwood Medical Center

Bhavik B. Patel, M.D., Principal Investigator
Hospitalist, Riverside Regional Medical Center