Sarkis Clinical Trials utilizes medical professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds to provide comprehensive care to all participants.


Dr. Elias H Sarkis MD


Dr. Elias H Sarkis is the founder and president of the EHS Medical Practice PA. He is the Medical Director of Sarkis Clinical Trials.

Board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry as well as in general psychiatry, Dr. Sarkis has also earned certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He received his BS degree from City College of New York before attending medical school in France at the Universities of Montpelier and Lille. For his internship and psychiatric residency he chose the University of Florida where he went on to complete a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry. He continues his association with the University of Florida as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Sarkis is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and past president of the Florida Psychiatric Society. He has also served as president of the North Central Florida Psychiatric Society, of the residents’ section of the Alachua County Medical Society, of the Alachua County Mental Health Association, and of the Florida Council of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Acknowledged as an expert in the clinical applications of psychopharmacology, Dr. Sarkis is much in demand as a speaker. He has numerous television and radio appearances to his credit, and he has authored articles for many scientific and scholarly publications.

As medical director of Sarkis Clinical Trials, Dr. Sarkis has been principal investigator for a variety of clinical research studies including tests of medications for ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, autism, migraine, and insomnia.

Dr. Thomas Benton


Dr. Benton graduated from the University of Florida in 1985. He completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, Texas) in 1988. He has been in private practice in Gainesville ever since. He is also an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida. Along with Drs. Boccarossa, Trumbull, and Zanga, he was a co-founder of the American College of Pediatricians. He has been a member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association since 1996.

Dr. Benton has served his local community in ways that include: participation in the local Safe Kids organization, serving on the Board of the local YMCA, serving on the board of the local Crisis Pregnancy Center, and as a member of the Emergency Medical Service Citizens Advisory Board. Dr. Benton has been on medical mission trips to the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Haiti, and Nicaragua.

Kathy Noffsinger

Kathy Noffsinger is a licensed Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and therapist at Sarkis Family Psychiatry. Kathy attended the University of Florida where she earned her doctorate of nursing. She is also a Board-Certified Pediatric Mental Health Specialist. Kathy is a member of the American Nurse Association and Florida Nurses Association. Along with working as a therapist at Sarkis Family Psychiatry, Kathy also works alongside Dr. Sarkis as a Sub-Investigator at Sarkis Clinical Trials. Kathy specializes in working with patients who have Autism and Tourette’s syndrome and also specializes in child behavior development. With Kathy specializing in these specific areas it provides assistance in the important clinical research being done. Kathy has much experience in her field as she has been working with Dr. Sarkis since 2000. Kathy currently serves as a Sub-Investigator and Rater in our clinical research studies.

Dr. Narendrakumar Patel

Dr. Patel is a board certified doctor of Internal Medicine. Dr. Patel received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the Gujarat University in Gujarat, India. As a physician, Dr. Patel is a member of the Association of American Physician of India and is a Diplomat for the American Society of Internal Medicine. Dr. Patel practices at the Ocala Internal Medicine Associates and Quick Primary Care Offices in Ocala, Florida. With his knowledge and experience it allows for him to also work as a Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator at Sarkis Clinical Trials. Dr. Patel is currently serving as both Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator inseveral studies being performed here at Sarkis Clinical Trials.

Dr. Rajnikant Patel

Dr. Patel is a board certified physician of Family Medicine. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Association, and the Florida Medical Association. Dr. Patel has a long history and great knowledge experience as a physician and also currently serves as a physician for the Ocala Family Care and Quick Primary Care offices in Ocala, Florida. Along with being licensed to practice medicine in Florida, Dr. Patel is also licensed to practice medicine in Pennsylvania. Since 2016 Dr. Patel has been working with Dr. Sarkis as a Principal investigator and Sub-Investigator for Sarkis Clinical Trials. Currently, Dr. Patel is a Principal investigator and Sub-Investigator of multiple studies being performed.

Dr. Vishnu P. Reddy

Dr. Reddy is a board certified Gastroenterologist. Dr. Reddy received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Osmania University in Telangana, India. Dr. Reddy currently works as a Gastroenterologist at 7 Hill Gastroenterology in Ocala, Florida. Aside from working as a Gastroenterologist, Dr. Reddy is also associated with Sarkis Clinical Trials and serves as both a Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator on several studies.

Dr. Seaborn M Hunt III

Dr. Hunt is a board certified Ophthalmologist. Dr. Hunt attended the Florida State University where he earned his Bachelor of Science and graduated Cum Laude. The University of Florida is where he also received his medical degree. Dr. Hunt is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Florida Society of Ophthalmology. Sarkis Clinical Trials and Dr. Hunt currently work together in several research studies with Ophthalmologic components. Dr. Hunt also serves as a Principal Investigator and Sub-Investigator for several clinical trials.

Dr. Lan Luo

Dr. Luo is a board certified cardiologist with extensive knowledge and experience in cardiology and clinical research. Dr. Luo attended Tulane University School of Medicine where she completed her residency and is a Chief Fellow of the Cardiology Fellowship Program. Dr. Luo is currently a Principal Investigator for clinical research trials as well as a Sub-Investigator for studies containing Cardiovascular components.


Daniel Sarkis – CEO

Clinical Research Staff

Allyson Alexander – Clinical Research Coordinator

Carole Newell – Clinical Research Coordinator

Joanna Jennie – Clinical Research Coordinator

Yvette Quinones – Research Assistant

Babette Washington – Administrative Assistant

Misty Kern – Regulatory & Finance

Omarr Reyes – Regulatory

Sally Martinez – Director of Clinical Sites