The Skin Centre has 15 years of experience conducting dermatology clinical trials. The site has conducted over 35 clinical trials from phase I through phase IV. Disease conditions include psoriasis, acne, atopic dermatitis (eczema), actinic keratosis, hidradenitis suppurativa, rosacea, onychomycosis (nail fungus), basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.
The site has 8 examination rooms, secure temperature-controlled storage, lab/collection station, -20 freezer, and an ambient centrifuge, as well as access to x-ray, 12-lead ECG, MRI, CT, and ultrasound services. Investigators and staff are trained in ICH Good Clinical Practice.
Principal Investigator Dr. Michael Freeman began his general medicine practice in Queensland, Australia almost 30 years ago. After a number of years as a general practitioner Dr. Freeman decided to specialize in dermatology. Since 1995 Dr. Freeman has been practicing at The Skin Centre located in the Gold Coast community.
Dr. Freeman further supports the community as the Director of Dermatology at the Gold Coast Hospital and he is also a Visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Along with his involvement in local hospitals, Dr. Freeman is also an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Bond University. Dr. Freeman is also a member of many dermatology groups both nationally and internationally including the Australasian College of Dermatologists, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia and the American Academy of Dermatology.
Due to his extensive clinical experience, Dr. Freeman is often invited to lecture on topics in dermatology. In addition Dr. Freeman’s involvement in clinical trials has allowed him to publish many articles in peer-reviewed journals.