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.

Monterey Park, California (Main Office)

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

Linda Aswad –
Umakant Khetan, MD –
Ludmila Lubyanaya, CFO –
Ryan Dudley, Senior Manager–
Afra Yehu, Regional Clinical Operations –

Bakersfield, California

Robyn Rodriguez –
Maria Carrillo – 
Pilar Medrano –
Evelyn De LaCruz –
Charnpreet Kaur –

Orange County, California (Sites)

Gloria Park –
Janet Sayavedra –
Yuvia Gomez-

Thuhien (Jennifer) Pham –
Phillip Le –
Barbara Lepthien –
Huong Nguyen –
Monica Chu –
Matthew Dam-
Arturo Camacho –
Lientra Lu –
Alice Hoang –

Texas – San Antonio

Christian Herrera – 

Los Angeles Valley – Victorville, CA

Christopher Meza –
Evan Fuller – 
Christie Schneider –

Pomona, California

Alex Hernandez III –