Free Care. Life-Changing Outcomes.

Bradenton Research Center is a dedicated research center led by Principal Investigator William Alvin McElveen, M.D. With over 20 years of experience in clinical trials, Dr.McElveen made the decision to conduct clinical trials so he could offer his patients hope of better treatments than those already available.

Since 1992, we have completed 90 clinical research studies. We’ve seen significant progress in the treatments of the diseases we study and we’re currently engaged in more than a dozen studies that will continue to move us closer to finding cures. For the protection of our volunteers, we strictly abide by both FDA regulations as well as other protective state and federal laws concerning the conduct of human subject research.

Located in Bradenton, we serve the greater Southwest Florida area and are fighting the battle with so many who suffer from varying medical conditions. Our goal is to help and give hope to not only the patient affected by the condition but their loved ones and caregivers.

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Our Doctors


W. Alvin McElveen, MD

Board Certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology. Principal Investigator for over 20 years. Founder of Bradenton Neurology, Inc. in 1979

Emory University: Atlanta, GA 1967-1970
Major: Physics
Honor Societies: Sigma Pi Sigma (National Physics Honor Society),
Alpha Epsilon Upsilon

Medical College of Georgia: Augusta, GA 1970-1974
M.D

Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Member of American Board of Medical Specialties Specialty of Neurology, April, 1982
Subspeciality of Vascular Neurology, May 2005. Recertification May 2015

Certified, American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, 1996, 2001, 2006, 2011

James McGovern, M.D.

Psy. D.; Clinical Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, School of Professional Psychology, Melbourne, Florida

M.S.; Clinical Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, School of Professional Psychology

B.A.;Psychology, Department of Psychology, Northern Illinois University

Neuropsychologist specializing in memory issues. Treated patients in Bradenton for over 30 years.

Orlando Maldonado, M.D.

Bachelor of Science; Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon 1978

Medical Doctor; Universidad Central Del Caribe, Puerto Rico

Board certified in Psychiatry and Neuerolgy.
Treated patient in the Bradenton area for 19 years.

Frank Loh, M.D.

Bachelor of Arts PRE-MED; Cornell University, New York 1978-1982
MD; Albany Medical College, New York 1982-1986

Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology

Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Treating patients in the Bradenton area since 2001.

David Law, M.D.

Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama
Bachelor of Science 1973

University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
Medical Doctor 1973

Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Internal Medicine-Sleep Medicine and Critical Care Medicine Board.

Treating patients in the Bradenton area since 1982.

Eric Folkens, M.D.

Corpus Christi Residency Program, Corpus Christi Texas
Family Medicine Residency 07/2002-06/2002

Saba University School of Medicine, Saba Metherland Antilles
M.D 09/1998-06/2002

Unioversity of Louisiana at Monroe, Monroe Louisiana
Bachelor of Science Biology 09/1985-12/1989

Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine
Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
Surgeon General, US Department of Health and Human Services

Treating patients in the Bradenton area since 2005

Lawrence Lieberman, M.D.
Bachelor of Science, BioChemestry
City College of New York, New York 1954-1958

Doctor of Medicine
University of Florida School of Medicine, Florida 1960-1964

Treating patients in the Bradenton area since 2000

Our Staff

Carolyn McElveen
President

Michelle Scott
Site Manager

Vickie Roman, L.P.N.
Research Coordinator

Kassiie Smith, LPN

Research Coordinator

Linda Kibby

Research Coordinator

Averie Crutchfield, LPN

Research Coordinator

Barbara Rohr, ARNP

Kelly Talbot

Laboratory Technician

Rena Nietz, B.A.S.
Research Administrator

Mark Baker
Recruiter and Research Coordinator

Find Hope. And help us find a cure.

(941) 708-0005