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Table A: Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) Sites and Community Chelation Practitioner Principal Investigators

TACT Sites Total (2009-11-20): 182
Community Chelation Practice Sites: 109

Key to Table A

Color Code
Yellow = Community Chelation Practice
Gray = Indeterminate

State City Site Name and Website PI or Site Owner
AK Anchorage Alaska Cardiovascular Research Foundation NA
AL Anniston Wellness Center of Anniston Jose M. Oblena, M.D.
AR Little Rock Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System NA
AR Little Rock University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences NA
AR Little Rock Arkansas Center for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Linda Bunch, M.D.
AZ Peoria Cardiac Solutions NA
AZ Tuscon Coyote Healing Center Lewis Mehl–Medrona, M.D.
CA Culver City ACT Cardiovascular Research Institute NA
CA Danville MTO Holistic Health Center Inc. Marjon M. Fariba, M.D.
CA Fresno Patrick A. Golden, M.D. Patrick A. Golden, M.D.
CA Long Beach Casdorph Clinic Herman R. Casdorph, M.D.
CA La Jolla Scripps Institute of Integrative Medicine NA
CA Napa Phoenix Wellcare Phoenix Wellness Group Eleanor Hynote, M.D.
CA Santa Monica Vitality & Longevity Medical Inc. Douglas J. Hopper, M.D.
CA Santa Rosa Gordon Medical Associates Eric Gordon, M.D.
CO Denver Aurora Denver Cardiology Associates NA
CO Denver Frontier Medical Institute Terry A. Grossman, M.D.
CT Orange Center for the Healing Arts PC Robban A. Sica, M.D.
DC Washington Center for Integrative Medicine George Washington University Medical Center NA
FL Altamonte Springs Mueller Institute for Functional Medicine & Research Jeffrey Mueller, M.D.
FL Atlantis Florida Cardiovascular Group–Research NA
FL Bradenton Integrated Healing Arts Timothy W. Blend, M.D.
FL Brandon Wellness Works Inc. Carol L. Roberts, M.D.
FL Deerfield Beach Deerfield Beach Cardiology Associates NA
FL Englewood Alternative Health Center Larry Lee Smith, D.O.
FL Fort Walton Beach Hyperbaric Medicine Inc. Albert E. Zant, M.D.
FL Fort Walton Beach White–Wilson Medical Center, P.A. NA
FL Largo Innovative Research of West Florida Miguel E. Trevino, M.D.
FL Melbourne Tru Med Ed Rajiv Chandra, M.D.
FL Miami Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute NA
FL Miami Beach Caring Cardiology Roy Heilbron, M.D.
FL Miami Beach Cardiology Associates of Miami Beach NA
FL Miami Beach Miami Heart Research Institute NA
FL Miami Beach Mount Sinai Medical Center NA
FL Miami Springs Pain and Healing Center Angelique Hart, M.D.
FL Mount Dora Tri–Health Alternative Medical Center Jack E. Young, M.D.
FL North Miami Beach Dayton Medical Center Martin Dayton, D.O.
FL Pensacola Cardiology Consultants NA
FL Sarasota Heart and Vascular Center for Research, Inc. NA
FL Tamarac Cardiovascular Consultants of South Florida, FKA The Broward Heart Group PA NA
FL Tampa Florida Cardiovascular Institute NA
FL Tampa Pepin Heart & Cardiovascular Institute NA
FL Tequesta Tequesta Family Practice Raymond J. Oenbrink, D.O.
FL The Villages Life Family Practice Center Nelson Kraucak, M.D.
FL Zephyrhills Florida Medical Clinic, P.A. NA
GA Atlanta Emory University Cardiovascular Research Lab NA
GA Fort Oglethorpe Full Circle Medical Center Charles C. Adams, M.D.
GA Lawrenceville Riverside Family Medical NA
IL Evanston Evanston Northwestern Healthcare NA
IN Goshen Crossroads Healing Arts LLC Tammy Born, D.O.
IN Lafayette Innovative Medicine Charles Turner, M.D.
IN Indianapolis Advanced Medical Care & Spa Dale Guyer, M.D.
IN Plymouth Center for Health Enrichment David Krizman, M.D.
IN Seymour Integrative Medical Center at Schneck Medical Center Steven H. Windley, M.D.
IN Valparaiso Northwest Indiana Cardiovascular Physicians Inc. NA
KS Kansas City University of Kansas Medical Center Jeanne A. Drisko, M.D.
KS Park City Park City Medical Center George Watson, D.O.
KS Witchita The Center for the Improvement of Functioning International Bright Spot for Health Ron Hunninghake, M.D.
LA Baton Rouge Family Complimentary (sic) Medicine / Karen C. Dantin, M.D. Med Cln LLC Karen C. Dantin, M.D.
LA Lafayette Wellness and Longevity Center of Louisiana Sangeeta Shah, M.D.
LA Mandeville Complementary Medical Services James P. Carter, M.D.
LA Metairie Complementary Medical Services James P. Carter, M.D.
LA New Orleans Crescent City Clinical Services NA
LA West Monroe Northeast LA Anti-Aging and Wellness Center Linda Bunch, M.D.
MA Cambridge Marino Center for Progressive Medicine Guy F. Pugh, M.D.
MA Springfield Baystate Medical Center NA
MD Baltimore Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center NA
MD Waldorf Total Sensory Wellness Center Maika C. Henry Northrop
ME Auburn Androscoggin Cardiology Associates NA
ME Portland Maine Integrative Wellness Sean McLoy, M.D.
MI Alpena Great Lakes Heart Center of Alpena NA
MI Detroit Henry Ford Health System Preventative Cardiology Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine NA
MI Flint The Preventive Medicine Center Kenneth Ganapini, D.O.
MI Grand Rapids Born Preventive Health Care Clinic Tammy Born, D.O.
MI Kalamazoo Parchment Family Practice Eric Born, D.O.
MI Rochester Hills Rochester Center for Healthy Living Catherine Waller, M.D.
MI Royal Oak Family Health Care Center NA
MN Minneapolis Berman Center for Outcomes and Clinical Research NA
MN Rochester Mayo Clinic and Foundation Cardiovascular Health Clinic NA
MO Columbia University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics NA
MO St. Louis Preventive Medicine Varsha Rathod, M.D.
MO St. Louis St. Louis Heart and Vascular NA
NC Asheville Asheville Integrative Medicine James Biddle, M.D.
NC Charlotte Center for Wellness Mark O'Neil Speight, M.D.
NC Cornelius Advanced Concepts in Medicine Rashid A. Buttar, D.O.
NC Durham Duke University Medical Center NA
NC Rocky Mount Boice Willis Clinic NA
NC Tryon Integrative Medical Associates, PLLC Connie G. Ross, M.D.
NE Atkinson West Holt Medical Clinic Robert Randall, M.D.
NE Omaha The Camelot Foundation Richard M. Fleming, M.D.
NJ Browns Mills Deborah Heart and Lung Center NA
NJ Cherry Hill Magaziner Center for Wellness Allan Magaziner, D.O.
NJ Collingswood Integrative Family Medicine Our lady of Lourdes Medical Center Ronald Ciccone, M.D.
NJ Denville The Institute of Integrative Medicine Majid Ali, M.D.
NJ Edison Edison Medical Nutrition Center Richard B. Menashe, D.O.
NJ Roselle Park Yulius Poplyansky, M.D. Yulius Poplyansky, M.D.
NJ South Amboy Longevity Medical, PA Ivan Krohn, M.D.
NJ Stockton Stockton Family Practice Stewart Freedenfeld, M.D.
NJ West Caldwell Mid–Atlantic Clinical Studies NA
NJ Woodbridge David Strassberg, M.D., P.C. David Strassberg, M.D.
NV Las Vegas Diagnostic Center of Medicine NA
NY Bronx Bronx–Lebanon Hospital Center NA
NY East Meadow CC Medical Service PC Christopher L. Calapai, D.O.
NY East Syracuse Heart Care Center NA
NY Glen Cove Linchitz Medical Wellness PLLC Michael Linchitz, M.D.
NY Johnson City United Health Services Hospitals Inc. Office of Clinical Trials NA
NY Mayville The Gables Natural Medicines Center & Day Spa Family Health Services Unknown
NY New York New York VA NA
NY New York NYU School of Medicine NA
NY New York Patients Medical PC Rashmi Gulati, M.D.
NY Poughkeepsie Hudson Valley Heart Center NA
NY Rhinebeck Rhinebeck Health Center Kenneth Bock, M.D.
NY Staten Island Staten Island Heart NA
NY Suffern Schachter Center for Complementary Medicine Michael Schachter, M.D.
OH Bluffton Celebration of Health Center Louis Terry Chappell, M.D.
OH Canton Lake Cable Medical Center Jack E. Slingluff, D.O.
OH Cleveland University Hospitals of Cleveland NA
OH Columbus The Ohio State University Medical Center NA
OH Columbus Arnold Good, M.D. NA
OH Dayton Matrix Clinic Lisa Lichota, D.O.
OH Grove City Advanced Family Medicine James C. Johnson, D.O.
OH Richmond Hgts Dr. Casselberry's Integrative Health Center Ronald B. Casselberry, M.D.
OH Troy Upper Valley Family Care NA
OH Xenia Ohio Academy of Holistic Health David Cunningham
OH Toledo Comprehensive Heart Care, Inc. James Roberts, M.D.
OK Broken Arrow Wright Health and Wellness Center Robert J. Wright, M.D.
OK Jenks Jenks Health Team Gerald D. Wootan, D.O.
OK Oklahoma City COR Research NA
OK Oklahoma City VA Medical Center OUHSC Cardiology NA
OR Bend Chris Hatlestad, M.D., PC Chris Hatlestad, M.D.
OR Bend Heart Institute of the Cascades NA
OR Portland Center for Environmental Medicine Chris Hatlestad, M.D.
PA Haverford Haverford Wellness Center Domenick Braccia, D.O.
PA Greensburg Wholistic Health Center Ralph A. Miranda, M.D.
PA Quakertown International Healing Ministries DBA Woodlands Healing Research Center Harold E. Buttram, M.D. *
PA Union City Canadohta Lake Health Center NA
PA Wynnwood Main Line Health Heart Center NA
SC Landrum Biogenesis Medical Center Theodore C. Rozema, M.D.
SC Myrtle Beach Advantage Health Center, LLC Donald W. Tice, D.O.
TN Athens Athens Surgery Clinic H. Joseph Holliday, M.D.
TN Jackson Jackson Madison County & Weiner Hospital Medical Specialty Clinic NA
TN Johnson City The Castle Clinic Robert C. Allen, M.D.
TN Memphis Hematology-Immunology Consultants NA
TN Nashville Meharry Medical College School of Medicine NA
TX Austin Lake Travis Medical, PA Jeffrey L. Butts, D.O.
TX Friendswood Heart Specialists NA
TX Houston Longevity Center of Houston Gurney F. Pearsall, M.D.
TX Lewisville Grace Medical Association Smart Idemudia, M.D.
TX Houston Chelation Centers of Texas Dorothy F. Merritt, M.D.
TX Texas City Chelation Centers of Texas Lisa Merritt, M.D.
TX Tyler Tyler Total Wellness Center, PA Pieter J. De Wet, M.D.
UT Provo Freedom Center for Advanced Medicine William D. Voss, D.O.
VA Fairfax The Cardiovascular Group NA
VA Virginia Beach Virginia Beach General Hospital NA
WA Bellevue The Center for Optimal Health Ann B. McCombs, D.O.
WA Vancouver Hope Medical Holistic Clinic Zbigniew M. Grudzien, M.D.
WI Eau Claire Bircher Chiropractic and Wellness Center Donald E. Riemer, M.D.
WI Franklin Cardiovascular Research Foundation / Dana (SC) NA
WI Milwaukee Milwaukee Cardiovascular Research Foundation NA
WI Wausau Care Foundation Inc NA
WI Wisconsin Dells Waters Preventive Medical Center, Ltd. Robert S. Waters, M.D.
WV Morgantown Morgantown IV Therapy Center Thomas Wilshire, D.O.
AB Calgary Robert I. Harper, M.D. Robert I. Harper, M.D.
AB Calgary Hoffman Centre For Integrative Medicine Bruce Hoffman, M.D.
AB Calgary Jeannette Soriano Northwest Vein Jeannette Soriano, M.D.
BC Nanaimo Cline Medical Centre John C. Cline, M.D.
BC Surrey Zigurt Strauts, M.D. Cosmetic Laser & Vein Clinic Zigurt Strauts, M.D.
BC Surrey Mountainview Wellness Center Galina Bogatch
BC Penticton Dietrich Wittel, M.D., APCT Dietrich Wittel, M.D.
NS Port Hawkesbury The Wellness Centre Benjamin Boucher, M.D.
ON Madoc Anti–Aging & Family Wellness Clinic Arun Dosaj, M.D.
ON Toronto Chelation Centers of Ontario Fred Hui, M.D.
ON Toronto Chelox Shmuel Bergman, M.D.
ON Toronto Jaconello Health Centre Paul Jaconello, M.D.
ON Markham Markham Integrative Medicine John Gannage, M.D.
ON Smith Falls Claire Minielly, M.D. Claire Minielly, M.D.
ON North Bay North Bay Complementary Jean Aubry, M.D.
ON Barrie Satellite Chelation Clinics Fred Hui, M.D.
ON Ottawa Seekers Centre for Integrative Medicine Richard Nahas, M.D.
PQ Montréal Hôpital Notre–Dame NA
PQ Montréal Montreal Heart Institute NA
PQ Trois-Rivières Service de cardiologie du CHRTR NA
SK Saskatoon Saskatoon Chelation Centre E. M. Nykiforuk, M.D.
SK Saskatoon University of Saskatchewan NA

* = tentative identification.

Table A: TACT Sites Key

Community Chelation Practice, Community Chelation Practitioner: (Yellow Row) a chelation clinic or institution which, based upon information on its web site, offers chelation in addition to conventional or unconventional health care, or an institution owned by or affiliated with a current or former member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM), or the International College of Integrative Medicine (ICIM), formerly known as the Great Lakes Association of Clinical Medicine or the Great Lakes College of Clinical Medicine (GLCCM).

Indeterminate: (Gray Row) not possible to determine if chelation is offered from website.

Site Name and Website: name of study site or institution with link to website where available. Links are provided for community chelation clinics and indeterminate institutions only.

PI or Site Owner: Principal Investigator as identified in FDA Bioresearch Monitoring Information System, Clinicaltrials.gov, NCCAM's lists of U.S. and Canadian sites, or principal (owner) of institution identified in Federal Wide Assurance filed with the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP).

NA: Not Applicable, indicates a trial site that is not a community chelation practice.


National Institutes of Health. Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). Clinicaltrials.gov web site. Accessed on August 31, 2007 at: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00044213; directly accessed on October 16, 2008 at: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00044213?show_locs=Y#locn; directly accessed on November 20, 2009 at: http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT00044213?show_locs=Y#locn

FDA Bioresearch Monitoring Information System. Accessed on August 31, 2007 at: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cder/BMIS/index.cfm?fuseaction=Browse.Home

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. List of U.S. Study Sites for Chelation Therapy Study. National Institutes of Health web site. Accessed on August 31, 2007 at: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://nccam.nih.gov/chelation/studysite.htm; directly accessed on November 20, 2009 at: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/chelation/studysite.htm

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health. List of Canadian Study Sites for Chelation Therapy Study. National Institutes of Health web site. Accessed on August 31, 2007 at: http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://nccam.nih.gov/chelation/studysitecan.htm; directly accessed on November 20, 2009 at: http://nccam.nih.gov/health/chelation/studysitecan.htm

NB: readers may notice that NCCAM's lists of TACT sites differ from Clinicaltrials.gov.; we are at a loss to explain this. Readers may also notice the number of sites varies over time, for example in May 2008 Clincaltrials.gov listed 163 sites (http://web.archive.org/web/20080510054328/clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00044213?show_locs=Y#locn); on November 21, 2009 95 sites were listed (http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/study/NCT00044213?show_locs=Y#locn). Table A includes all TACT study sites that appeared on one or both lists between November 2003 and November 2009. We relied on the Wayback Machine at Archive.org to retrieve previously published web pages of NCCAM and Clinicaltrials.gov site lists. Further information about the Wayback Machine is available at: http://www.archive.org/web/web.php.

Office for Human Research Protections. Domestic Federal Wide Assurance Institution Name search. Accessed on August 31, 2007 at: http://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/asurqry.asp?ctype=d

In 2009 OHRP's Federal Wide Assurance Database was revised and re-named Office for Human Research Protections Database. The database can be accessed at: http://ohrp.cit.nih.gov/search/

TACT sites can also be identified in the study newsletter TACT TALK. Issues published between October 2003 and January 2007 are available at: http://www.chelationwatch.org/research/tact/index_upd.htm

Related Information

Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) Index of Tables: http://www.circare.org/tact/tact_tableindex.htm

Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT) Document Index on the CIRCARE website: http://www.circare.org/tact/tactindex.htm

Citizens for Responsible Care and Research, Inc. (CIRCARE) Home Page: http://www.circare.org/index.htm


Last Updated: 2010-02-07


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