FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JUPITER, FLA. (JUNE 5, 2014) –
Jupiter Medical Center recently appointed S. Raymond Golish, MD, PhD, Board Certified, Orthopedic and Spine Surgery, to Medical Director of its Clinical Trials Program. In this position, he will serve as Chairman of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Jupiter Medical Center and focus on developing key relationships with potential clinical research collaborators. The IRB at Jupiter Medical Center has the authority to approve, require modifications to, or disapprove research. Dr. Golish brings his extensive research background to the role, making him an ideal candidate. He has been on staff at Jupiter Medical Center since December 2012.
Dr. Golish previously served as the Lead Spine Surgeon and the Director of Orthopedic Surgery at PeaceHealth Medical Group in Washington. He brings nearly 20 years of medical research experience to his role at Jupiter Medical Center, including medical device engineering, experimental methods in orthopedic research, brain metastases and advanced biomedical imaging.
“Offering access to leading-edge clinical research trials to our community is critical in the fight against disease. New therapies may prolong life, reduce long-term side effects of treatment, improve quality of life and shape the treatment of future generations to come,” said John D. Couris, President & CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “With Dr. Golish’s incredible experience in the field of research, his leadership will take Jupiter Medical Center’s Clinical Research Program to the next level, and our community will certainly benefit.”
Dr. Golish holds a Bachelor’s of Engineering and PhD in Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Golish has earned awards for excellence in clinical research from the Virginia Orthopaedic Society and serves on the Spine Journal Advisory Board and the FDA Medical Devices Advisory Committee, among others.
About the Clinical Research Program
An integral component of Jupiter Medical Center’s (JMC) mission to improve the health and well-being of the community is access to clinical trials. Clinical trials may offer the opportunity to receive a new or potentially more effective therapy for diseases and certain medical conditions. JMC participates in national clinical studies addressing many aspects of cancer care, including new forms of treatment, methods of prevention, ways of screening for cancer and ways to improve comfort and quality of life for patients. Clinical trials offered at Jupiter Medical Center include oncology-related trails, disease-specific trials such as surgery studies, bio specimen trials, hyperbaric oxygen trials, infectious disease studies and prevention trials. For more information on the Clinical Research Program, visit Jupitermed.com/clinical-research.
About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.
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