Coastal Carolina Research Center Investigators

Coastal Carolina Research Center partners with many respected physicians in the Lowcountry community.  For additional information about the research experience or capacity of the following physicians and healthcare providers please contact Nathan Morton, Director at 843-856-3784 or via email at  

Cynthia Strout, MD – Family Practice
Yvonne Davis, MD – Internal Medicine
Rica Santiago, MD – Internal Medicine
George Minson, MD – Internal Medicine

Patty Howenstine, MSN, FNP-BC
Alison Bondell, ANP
Hannah Dweikat, ANP                                                                                          Sarah Burden-Folk, FNP (Orthopaedic experience)

Paul Robbins, MD – Psychiatrist
Gordon Teichner, PhD – Neuropsychologist
Michael Sugarman, PhD – Neuropsychologist

Shailesh Patel, MD – Pain Management
Christopher Merrell, MD – Pain Management
Kathleen Bukowsky, PA
Alyssa Grant, PA

Adam Schaaf, MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon / Sports Medicine
Richard Zimlich, MD – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Keith Santiago, MD – Orthopaedic Hand / Upper Extremity Speciaist

Christine Hunter, MD – OB/GYN
Heather Schwarzberg, MD – OB/GYN

Justin Ellett, MD – Urology
Marshall Wingo, MD – Urology

Jeffrey Joyner, MD – Gastroenterology
Joshua T. Watson, MD – Gastroenterology                                                              Will Bulsiewicz, MD – Gastroenterology

Edmund Rhett, MD – Gynecology
David Smith, MD – Gynecology

Diagnostic Imaging Research Support and Services provided by:  Imaging Specialists of Charleston and Tricounty Radiology
Sleep studies and polysomnograms provided by: SleepWorks, LLC

Are You Interested in Becoming a Clinical Research Investigator?

Coastal Carolina Research Center (CCRC) has created this page specifically for the clinical research investigators we work with and for the Charleston/Lowcountry area physicians who may be interested in working with us in the future.

Physician participation is vital to successful clinical trial recruitment and clinical trial participant retention. Charleston/Lowcountry physicians are encouraged to join Coastal Carolina Research Center as clinical research investigators.

If you have a “thirst” to learn something new and provide additional value to the Lowcountry by participating in clinical research work please contact Nathan Morton at or 843-856-3784.

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