Our research center offers professional and experienced staff including:
- Board Certified Physicians
- Licensed Psychologists
- Adult Nurse Practitioners
- Registered Nurses
- Certified Clinical Research Coordinators
- Certified Medical Assistants
- Support Personnel
Ward T. Smith, MD, Director of Research/Principal Investigator
Ward T. Smith, MD, is the Director of Research at Summit Research Network, formerly Pacific Northwest Clinical Research Center, which he established in 1976. He has been the principal investigator in over 400 clinical trials evaluating treatments of disorders of the central nervous system. Dr. Smith is a graduate of Princeton University, BA, 1961, and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, M.D., 1965. He completed two residencies, one in internal medicine at Providence Hospital, Portland, Oregon 1969-1972, and one in psychiatry at Oregon Health Sciences University 1972-1975. Dr. Smith was in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, Vietnam, 1966-1968.
Scott Losk, PhD, Principal Investigator
Scott Losk, PhD, obtained a doctorate at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in 1989, and did a post-doctoral fellowship in medical psychology at Oregon Health Sciences University. He has been in private practice since 1990, with an emphasis on clinical psychology, neuropsychology, and geriatric psychology. Dr. Losk joined Summit Research Network, formerly Pacific Northwest Clinical Research Center, also in 1990. He has been an investigator in over 50 clinical trials evaluating treatments of disorders of the central nervous system, and the principal investigator in over 25 clinical trials evaluating treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease. Dr. Losk is active in the Alzheimer’s community providing talks and presentations to caregivers and other professionals.
MaryAnn Conrad, MD, Principal Investigator
MaryAnn Conrad, MD, graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 1987, and a medical degree in 1991. She is board certified in internal medicine and completed her internal medicine residency at the University of Hawaii in 1995. Before joining Summit Research Network in 2002, Dr. Conrad practiced as a primary care physician for Providence Medical Group and Kaiser Permanente. At Summit she enjoys focusing on clinical research and mental health.
James Bergthold, MD, Principal Investigator
James Bergthold, MD, received a bachelor’s degree in biology in 1986 from Biola University and a medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1992. Following his residency in internal medicine from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1995, he was a partner at HealthFirst Medical Group and the Providence Medical Group. Dr. Bergthold’s special interests include geriatric medicine, cardiology and diabetes. He has been with Summit Research since 2001.
Alan Yeo, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator
Alan Yeo, MD, MPH, graduated from Biola University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry in 1994. He completed his medical and master of public health degrees from Oregon Health Sciences University in 2000. He is board certified in Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine and he joined Summit Research Network, Inc. in 2010. He has been an investigator in over 50 clinical trials involving major depression, bipolar disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, dementia, sleep disorders, fibromyalgia and migraine headache since 2006. Aside from conducting clinical trials, Dr. Yeo works as a staff psychiatrist at Portland State University, Center for Student Health and Counseling.
Mary Horton, RN, ANP SUB-INVESTIGATOR/RATER
Mary Horton graduated from Walla Walla School of Nursing and the Nurse Practitioner program at Kaiser Permanente. She is Board Certified by the ANCC, the certifying organization for Nurse Practitioners. She joined Summit Research in 1998 and has participated in over 100 clinical trials involving depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, dementia, alcohol dependence, migraine & fibromyalgia. Prior to coming to SRN, she worked at Kaiser Permanente in primary care.