Pharmaceutical Sponsor / CRO

Available Resources

  • Experienced research nurses
  • ACRP Certified research nurse
  • IATA Certified staff
  • Experience with IVRS, IWRS, E-Diaries and various EDC modules
  • Experienced investigators in multi-therapeutic areas
  • Ability to utilize central IRB’s
  • Full Local laboratory available
  • Centrifuge
  • Access to dry ice
  • -20 freezer and refrigerator for specimen storage
  • Locked and limited access investigational storage areas (Ambient, Refrigerator and Freezer)
  • Paper and electronic medical records
  • High speed unrestricted internet access
  • Monitoring areas available on all campuses
  • Access to auxiliary services available within WK Health System (radiology etc.)

Site Details

The mission of the Clinical Research department is to provide our physicians and patients optimal treatment options and access to the most current technology. Research activities are managed from a centralized approach thereby providing continuity, experience and extensive resources to each project. The research staff are well trained in all disciplines of clinical research and are dedicated to performing high quality studies producing valid data.


  • 650,000 patient encounters per year
  • 500,000 patients in database
  • 72% of commercial patient visits at Willis-Knighton
  • One of the largest health systems in Louisiana
  • 290 physicians in system of which 90% are employees, 65% are primary care and 35% specialist
  • 4000+ births per year

Therapeutic Areas

  • Cardiology
  • Dermatology
  • ENT
  • Endocrinology
  • Family Practice
  • Infectious Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedic
  • OB / GYN
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric
  • Pulmonary
  • Surgery (Plastic & Reconstruction)
  • Urology

Contact Information

Willis-Knighton Physician Network
Clinical Research Department
1202 Louisiana Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71101
Carrie Gaskin Kay, RN, CCRC
Manager, Clinical Research
318-212-8130 phone
318-212-4635 fax