About Austin Heart Clinical Research

Mission Statement – Austin Heart Clinical Research Program is dedicated to providing the most innovative and progressive care to our patient’s, while at the same time, contributing to the science of medicine through the conduct of clinical trials.

Austin Heart Research Department has been conducting clinical trials in all aspects of Cardiology since 1995. Our research includes all phases of clinical research from Phase I to Phase IV and post-market studies.

Meet our research doctors

Roger Gammon, MD – Research Department Medical Director

Dr. Gammon has been Principal Investigator for over 90 studies and Sub-Investigator for over 40 studies. Research Focus – Interventional Cardiology (Coronary, Peripheral & Chronic Total Occlusions), Anti-Platelet Therapy, Angiogenesis, Acute Coronary Syndrome, MI, CHF and Stem Cell Therapy

Frank Zidar, MD

Dr. Zidar has been Principal Investigator for over 30 studies and Sub-Investigator for over 60 studies. Research Focus – Interventional Cardiology (Coronary, Peripheral & Carotid), Anti-Platelet Therapy and Transcatheter Valve Repair

Mark Picone, DO

Dr. Picone has been Principal Investigator for over 10 studies and Sub-Investigator for 80 studies. Research Focus – Interventional Cardiology (Coronary & Peripheral), MI, Cholesterol, and Acute Coronary Syndrome.

Juhana Karha, MD

Dr. Karha has been Principal Investigator for 7 studies and Sub- Investigator for over 50 studies. Research Focus – Interventional Cardiology (Coronary, Peripheral and Carotid), Anti-Platelet Therapy and Transcatheter Valve Repair

Kunjan Bhatt, MD

Dr. Bhatt has been Principal Investigator for 7 studies and Sub- Investigator for over 10 studies. Research Focus – Congestive Heart Failure

Faisal Syed, MD

Dr. Syed has been Principal Investigator for 2 studies and Sub- Investigator for over 15 studies. Research Focus – CHF, Cholesterol & Acute Coronary Syndrome     

Sanjay Pandya, MD

Dr. Pandya is Principal Investigator for 1 study and Sub- Investigator for 4 studies Research Focus – Interventional Cardiology (Coronary), CHF and Cholesterol

Faraz Kureshi, MD

Dr. Kureshi is Principal Investigator for 1 study and Sub- Investigator for 3 studies. Research Focus – Women and Heart Disease

Contact Us – (512) 953-1530

Research locations

  • Austin – Main Location
    900 West 38th St. Suite 400
    Austin, TX 78705
    Hospital – Heart Hospital of Austin
  • Round Rock
    2410 Round Rock Ave, Suite 110
    Round Rock, TX 78681
    Hospital – Round Rock Medical Center
  • San Marcos
    1251 Sadler East Drive, Building H
    San Marcos, TX 78666