Bradenton Research Center is a dedicated research center led by Principal Investigator William Alvin McElveen, M.D. With over 25 years of experience in clinical trials, Dr.McElveen made the decision to conduct medical studies so he could offer his patients hope of better treatments than those already available.

Since 1992, we have completed over 150 clinical research studies. The diseases we’ve studied include Alzheimer’s Disease, flu, migraines, neuropathic pain, hypertension, stroke, type 2 diabetes, diabetic neuropathy, epilepsy, and many others. 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. Certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, a Member of American Board of Medical Specialties Specialty of Neurology. Principal Investigator for over 20 years. Founder of Bradenton Neurology, Inc. in 1979.

Medical College of Georgia
Augusta, GA
Medical Doctor, 1974

Emory University
Atlanta, GA
Bachelor of Science; Physics, 1970

Honor Societies: Sigma Pi Sigma (National Physics Honor Society), Alpha Epsilon Upsilon

James McGovern, Psy.D.

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

Florida Institute of Technology, School of Professional Psychology
Melbourne, Florida
Doctorate of Psychology; Clinical Psychology

Florida Institute of Technology, School of Professional Psychology
Melbourne, Florida
Master of Science; Clinical Psychology

Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, Illinois
Bachelor of Arts; Psychology

Orlando Maldonado, MD

Board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. Treating patients in the Bradenton area for 19 years.

Universidad Central Del Caribe
Bayamon, Puerto Rico
Medical Doctor

Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Bachelor of Science, 1978

Frank Loh, MD

Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. Fellow of the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Treating patients in the Bradenton area since 2001.

Albany Medical College
Albany, New York
Medical Doctor, 1986

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
Bachelor of Arts; Pre Med, 1982

David Law, MD

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.

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

Birmingham Southern College
Birmingham, Alabama
Bachelor of Science, 1973

Eric Folkens, MD

Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Surgeon General of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Treating patients in the Bradenton area since 2005.

Corpus Christi Residency Program
Corpus Christi, Texas
Family Medicine Residency, 2002

Saba University School of Medicine
Saba, Netherlands Antilles
Medical Doctor, 2002

University of Louisiana at Monroe
Monroe, Louisiana
Bachelor of Science; Biology, 1989

Lawrence Lieberman, MD

Treating patients in the Bradenton area since 2000.

University of Florida School of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Gainesville, Florida, 1964

City College of New York
New York, New York
Bachelor of Science; BioChemestry, 1958

Our Staff

Kassiie Smith, LPN

Research Coordinator

Linda Kibby

Research Coordinator

Barbara Rohr, ARNP

Carolyn McElveen
President

Michelle Scott
Site Manager

Vickie Roman, L.P.N.
Research Coordinator

Rena Nietz, B.A.S.
Research Administrator

Mark Baker
Recruiter and Research Coordinator

For more information about our studies contact us today.

(941) 708-0005