Who We Are

The Clinical Research Center of the Carolinas has attained national renown for its contributions to dermatological and medical research for nearly two decades. Founded by Dr. Todd Schlesinger, the center’s team of physicians, physician assistants, and clinical research coordinators partner with pharmaceutical and medical device companies and other research organizations to conduct clinical trials of new or improved medicines and medical devices to expand treatment options for patients and alleviate illness and suffering.

The CRCC team conducts sponsored clinical trials in phases I-IV. Our investigator-initiated capabilities include:

● Product Development Services
● Creating investigational concepts
● Developing and executing study protocols
● Analyzing data, evaluating outcomes
● Producing manuscripts and other content for publication

Meet The Team

Todd E. Schlesinger, MD, FAAD, FASMS

Founder & Director

Dr. Schlesinger is a board-certified dermatologist, dermasurgeon and seasoned investigator. He is the medical director of Dermatology & Laser Center of Charleston and the Clinical Research Center of the Carolinas.  He has been involved with hundreds of clinical trials and …

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Thomas Scharnitz MD, FAAD


Shannon is a Charleston Native that has worked for DLCC/CRCC for 7 years, starting at the front desk to now working as the Administrative Operations Manager for the Research Center and as Dr. Schlesinger’s personal assistant.

Shannon Woodard

Administrative Operations Manager & Executive Assistant to Todd Schlesinger, MD

Diane has over 25 years of experience in the field of clinical research, and has been a Certified Clinical Research Professional since 1996. She handles CRCC’s start up regulatory processes, to include contract & budget negotiations.

Diane Pitman

Certified Clinical Research Coordinator

Gina is a compassionate nurse and clinical research coordinator dedicated to improving healthcare. She positively impacts the community by conducting research trials to assist with the advancement of future medication for those in need.

Georgina (Gina) Gregory RN

Clinical Research Coordinator

Christina is a clinical research coordinator and financial assistant with a future goal to expand her healthcare knowledge and become a nurse to better serve our patients. She is dedicated to patient care and bringing awareness to those in need.

Christina Dickinson

Clinical Research Coordinator & Financial Assistant

Becky Empric has been a Clinical Research Coordinator for over 18 years. She has worked in psychiatry, gastroenterology and dermatology. No matter the specialty, she whole heartedly believes in research!

Rebecca (Becky) Empric

Clinical Research Coordinator

Jonathan started his career in clinical research at a local research center focused on women’s health and vaccine trials. He joined Clinical Research Center of the Carolinas in 2019 where he conducts dermatology trials and assists with business development for the research center.

Jonathan Kiser

Clinical Research Coordinator