Clinical Research

At Las Vegas Dermatology

We are always looking for ways to provide our patient’s lives with the tools, “For a Healthier & More Beautiful Life”. The highly trained research team at Las Vegas Dermatology includes a knowledgeable and motivated research staff and Board Certified Dermatologists currently serving as investigators for multiple clinical trials. If you have one of the conditions we are studying, you may be eligible to get access to study medications before they are FDA approved to the general public and be compensated for a portion of your visit, some studies also involve receiving study medications for free. If you would like to learn more about our studies or to see if you qualify, please contact us by phone at 702-456-3120 or via email at

Current Studies

Our Research Team

Dr. H. L. Greenberg

Medical Research has always been a passion for Dr. H.L. Greenberg, who joined a research team before medical school admission, working on calcification in heart valves at an animal lab at The University of Michigan. Dr. Greenberg was involved in cardiology research as a medical student, and completed an entire Cutaneous Oncology Research year at The University of Wisconsin in 2002. During his Dermatology Residency training at Scott & White of The Texas A&M University Health System, Dr. Greenberg was active in a research study focusing on the use of topical Imiquimod to reduce the size of basal cell skin cancers prior to Mohs Micrographic Surgery. Las Vegas Dermatology’s research studies began when Dr. Greenberg was the Primary Investigator in a Clinical Trial to grow hair in 2010 and since that time there have been multiple studies for Acne, Atopic Eczema, Lichen Planus, Nanopulse technology for benign lesions, Psoriasis, Skin Cancer, and Urticaria (hives).


Dr. David Cotter

As a physician scientist, Dr. David Cotter has a passion for medical research and the training to back it up. Dr. Cotter, a native of Las Vegas, embarked upon his research path in 2005. While an undergraduate student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Dr. Cotter received numerous grants and awards for his work on plankton, hibernation, and the bubonic plague. While attending the prestigious Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Cotter earned both an M.D. and a Ph.D., where he studied nutrient utilization and metabolism in obesity, liver disease, heart disease, and post-natal life. During his time at Washington University, Dr. Cotter won numerous grants and awards and authored multiple peer reviewed articles. Ultimately, Dr. Cotter developed a clinical interest in dermatology and went on to complete his formal dermatology education at the University of California, San Diego, where he trained with world leaders in atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, acne, and rosacea. With his unique background as both a Board Certified Dermatologist and Cardiovascular Research Scientist, Dr. Cotter is poised to develop insights into the systemic nature of inflammatory skin disorders.


Jasmine Basa

Jasmine Basa began her career as a Dermatology Medical Assistant in 2013. Having spent time learning all aspects of the dermatology patient experience from check in and check out to Mohs micrographic surgery, medical office visits and the cosmetics of lasers, botulinum toxins and fillers, Jasmine decided to broaden her horizons and further contribute to the growth of Las Vegas Dermatology in 2018 by following her interest in Clinical Research to become the Clinical Research Coordinator. Since accepting the Clinical Research Coordinator position, Jasmine along with our research team has been able to add on 5 additional research studies to our growing research repertoire. Jasmine serves as the liaison between the patients, the physicians and the study sponsors. With Jasmine’s great attention to detail and organizational skills, she is the perfect fit for following research visit protocols, while identifying people who would benefit from our studies; at the same time, she is busy creating source documents, dispensing research medications and completing clinic trial questionnaires. A Certified Medical Assistant, Mohs Technician and team leader, Jasmine also holds certifications in BLS, IATA and GCP.


Joe Gurule, PA-C

Involved in research since his time at the University of Albuquerque where he worked in an animal lab measuring the effects of propranolol on individual cardiac cells, Joe Gurule, PA-C, MS has always had an interest in science, research and improving the human condition.  Since graduating from the University of Oklahoma, PA Gurule was involved in a study to get approval for the first oral medication to treat basal cell skin cancer, Erivedge (vismodegib). He is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants working full time at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, but is flexing his research acumen as a sub investigator in multiple ongoing studies at Las Vegas Dermatology for eczema, atopic dermatitis, lichen planus, skin cancer and psoriasis.

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653 North Town Center Drive, Suite #414
Las Vegas NV, 89144 USA

Tel: (702) 456-3120
Fax: (702) 823-1069

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Monday – 8am – 5pm
Tuesday – 8am – 5pm
Wednesday – 8am – 5:30pm
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Friday – 8am – 4:30pm