Sali Aswad, MD, founder and CEO of NICR, is a French double-board certified physician, specializing in Internal Medicine, as well as Nephrology, with over 25 years of experience in treating patients with kidney diseases with transplantation needs.

  • Dr. Aswad has over 25 years of management experience with clinical research sponsored by Fujisawa, Genzyme, Merck, Nabi, Novaritis, Pfizer, Syreon, Wyeth, Wyeth-Ayerst, Roche, and others.
  • Dr. Aswad is personally well-resourced, experienced, and able to offer the unmatched services of the expert individuals available at NICR to conduct clinical research.
  • Dr. Aswad has served on the USC faculty as an Associate Professor in the Department of Urology & Medicine.
  • Dr. Aswad has authored or co-authored over 100 articles published in well-respected, peer-reviewed journals.
  • He is a member of the American Federation of Clinical Research, Society de Nephrology, and many others.
  • As a successful Director of National Institute of Transplantation and National Institute of Clinical Research, more than a hundred people have been mentored by Dr. Aswad.

Long Beach, California (Main Office)

Sali Aswad, MD, Director –
Mark Paskewitz, MD, Vice President-

Reda Ghacha, MD –
Umakant Khetan, MD –
Ludmila Lubyanaya, CFO –
Ryan Dudley, Senior Manager–

Las Vegas

Nara Pagliarulo –
Wendy Payan –
Jennifer Thelen –
Erlie Rodriguez –
Monique Myles –

Bakersfield, California

Robyn Rodriguez –
Ashtynn Parker –
Karla Molina –
Nora Delgadillo –
Lynda Becerra –

East Los Angeles Basin, California

Leo Wang –
Erlie Rodriguez –
Jehan Serasinghe –

Long Beach and Orange County, California (Sites)

Adela Suarez –
Tan’ya Ferguson –
Tri Tran –
Janet Sayavedra –
Oksana Angelica Lubyanaya –
Jose Salas –
Glorina Lim –
Catrina Fornesi –
Adolfo Morales –
Manu Dhawan –
Cristian Parra –

Seyed Hoseini –

Texas – San Antonio

Reynaldo Sosa –
Christian Herrera –
Christopher Meza –

Los Angeles Valley

Shontay Jackson –
Zara Nalbandyan –
Sunday Olelewe –
Natalie Rios –
Day’Nisha Dorsey – 
Ruben Vargas –