Meet the Staff

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
Research Nurse
732-745-8600, Ext. 6134

Salsabil Gehan
Research Assistant
732-745-8600, Ext. 6054

Susan Maney
Oncology Regulatory Compliance Coordinator
732-745-8600, Ext. 8295

Kimberly Vazquez, MPA
Clinical Research Coordinator
732-745-8600, Ext. 8029

Naureen Zaidi
Clinical Research Associate
732-745-8600, Ext. 8782

Genetic & Genomic Medicine

Daniela Silva, RN, MSN, CCRN
Research Nurse

Erin Savage
Education and Outreach Coordinator

Maternal Fetal Medicine Unit

Shoan Davis
MFM Senior Site Coordinator
732-745-8600, Ext. 6078

Michele Falk, MA
Research Coordinator
732-745-8600, Ext. 7087

Sol Ortarola
Research Assistant
732-745-8600, Ext. 8214

Clara Perez, RN
Research Nurse
732-745-8600, Ext. 7860

Mareiliz Rodriquez Ruiz
Clinical Assistant

Institution Review Board

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a committee that reviews research projects to ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of research participants.  Part of this review process includes Saint Peter’s Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research (CPHSR).

Shamaila Nadir
IRB Administrator


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