Metabolic Research Institute Medical Staff
The Metabolic Research Institute Medical Staff includes certified clinical research coordinators and associates include nurses, registered dieticians and certified diabetic educators.
William Kaye, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Nephrology; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Medical Education: Brown University
Fellowship Training: New York Hospital Cornell University Medical Center
Dr. Kaye received his medical degree from Brown University where he was elected to the Sigma Xi Scientific Honor Society. Following his internal medicine training at Brown and its affiliated hospitals, Dr. Kaye completed a fellowship at Cornell University Medical Center at New York Hospital and the Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. He subsequently joined the faculty of the Harvard University Medical School where he served as a consultant to the prestigious Joslin Diabetes Center and the New England Deaconess / Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
In 1985 Dr. Kaye founded Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists, PA. “From the Joslin Clinic, I carried with me the belief that normalizing blood sugars can prevent many of the dreadful complications of Diabetes. Diabetic education is the first step in this process. It empowers our patients to help manage their own diabetes,” Dr. Kaye related.
The past president of the Palm Beach County American Diabetes Association, Dr. Kaye also served as Chief of Endocrinology at both Good Samaritan and St. Mary’s Hospitals. A current member of the Endocrine Society and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Dr. Kaye has been named to the list of Top Physicians of America, as chosen by his own peers.
Over the past several years Dr. Kaye has presented lectures on various endocrine diseases at local and national levels. His articles on diabetes, hypertension, kidney disease and cholesterol disorders have been widely published in the well respected New England Journal and the Archives of Internal Medicine. As a contributing author to the popular magazine, Diabetes Forecast, and the co-director of the Metabolic Research Institute, Inc., he continues to be actively involved in medical research issues.
In addition to diabetes, Dr. Kaye maintains a strong interest in osteoporosis, cholesterol metabolism and obesity, as well as disorders of the thyroid gland.
BARRY S. HOROWITZ, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Medical Education: Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Fellowship Training: Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York
Dr. Horowitz graduated from Cornell University with distinction in all subjects and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He subsequently received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
Dr. Horowitz completed both his internal medicine residency and fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. During his fellowship, Dr. Horowitz conducted research in several areas of endocrinology, including cholesterol metabolism, osteoporosis and diabetes. He has written several articles that have been published in medical journals and has co-authored a chapter on diabetes and cholesterol in a major medical textbook. He continues to participate in research studies and is co-director of The Metabolic Research Institute in West Palm Beach.
Dr. Horowitz joined Palm Beach Diabetes and Endocrine Specialists in 1992. He believes that patients hold the key to their medical problems, “If I can put my patients in control through education, I have done them a great service. I also like to stress lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise and use only the most current therapy when medication becomes necessary.” Dr. Horowitz also believes that communication is essential in his relationships with patients. He adds, “I encourage and look forward to my patients’ questions.”
Dr. Horowitz is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Physicians, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association and the National Osteoporosis Foundation. He is also a founding member of the Florida Lipid Associates. The current past President of the Florida Affiliate of the American Heart Association, Dr. Horowitz continues to lecture both locally and nationally on a variety of endocrine related topics.
MRI Clinical Study Investigator
Morolake Amole, M.D.
Board Certifications: Internal Medicine; Endocrinology
MRI Management Team
Illiana Ladd, Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Manager
Illiana has been a member of the Metabolic Research Institute Team since early 2012. She has an extensive background in Administrative and Office Management. She currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Human Resources Manager, but has also worked in various other aspects of the business. Illiana not only meets but surpasses sponsor timeline requirements and maintains efficient communication between our site and the sponsor/CRO and always puts the patient’s best interests first in any task she undertakes.
Meilyn Saez, Clinical Operations Manager
MRI Clinical Team
Cossett Allegue – Clinical Research Coordinator
Cossett is a Certified Medical Assistant and Clinical Research Coordinator who has over 5 years of experience working in clinical research. Her research experience is in COPD, Asthma, Fibroids, Endometriosis, and Diabetes. Her wish is to become an RN and to continue working in Clinical Research.
Sandy Diazgranados- Clinical Research Coordinator
Sandy recently joined Metabolic Research Institute, Inc. as a Clinical Research Coordinator. Sandy is an RMA with 16 years’ experience in the medical field with IV/phlebotomy certifications. She’s experienced in clinical trials on participants with Immunodeficiency. Sandy is certified in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) including NIH Protecting Human Research Participants and IATA.n Good Clinical Practice (GCP) including NIH Protecting Human Research Participants and IATA.
Alayzah Garcia – Clinical Research Coordinator
Alayzah earned a BA in Psychology with a focus on Experimental Research and is pursuing a PhD .She has worked on infant development studies with her Professor at Florida Atlantic University, and aspires to open her own research facility in the future focusing on the study of Life Span Development.
Charles Santamaria – Clinical Research Coordinator
Charles recently joined Metabolic Research Institute as a Clinical Research Coordinator. He is a recent graduate of Florida Atlantic University earning his BA in Health Sciences, and also completed a Master’s level program with Clinical Research Fastrack, where he became trained and knowledgeable in the key principles of clinical research, such as GCP, GDP, 21CFR, and much more. Charles aims to be as proficient as possible, focusing on quality services and patient/subject safety while maintaining a professional and friendly demeanor.
Martha Pittsley – Clinical Research Assistant / Recruiter
Martha is a legal assistant who has over 10 years of experience in the allergy and immunology field. She is also bilingual and has traveled extensively. Her vast experience will be an invaluable addition to our team.
Briana Vega – Clinical Research Assistant
Briana earned an AA in Biology and is continuing her studies to become a Nurse Practitioner. She graduated on the Presidents List as well as being a proud member of Phi Theta Kappa. She has been working in various industries as a leader for many years. She aspires to one day save lives for a living and have her own practice.
MRI Administrative Team
Shelly Dobson, US Military Veteran, Regulatory Specialist
Shelly has been with Metabolic Research Institute since 2007 and has over 15 years of experience in several aspects of conducting Phase I-IV of Clinical Trials, including Recruitment, Community Outreach Regulatory and Administrative Responsibilities. Shelly‘s knowledge is an integral part of our organization and she is a key resource for many of our team members.
Mercedes Carswell , Licensed Practical Nurse And Certified Medical Assistant/ Phlebotomist
Mercedes is a Florida Native who has recently joined Metabolic Research Institute Inc. with the skills and qualifications with more than 16 years of experience in the medical field.
She has additional experience in Laboratory Coordinator and Specialty field with General Surgery. Mercedes, who is currently pursing on working in the field with continuing education.