Immediate Past-President, Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR)
Dr. Koren directs activities at Jacksonville Center for Clinical Research (JCCR), a multispecialty research organization with eight locations that has conducted more than 1,500 trials involving over 100 investigators. He also practices cardiologist at First Coast Heart and Vascular. Dr. Koren graduated Harvard Medical School with honors and completed additional course work at the Harvard School for Public Health including an M.D. thesis involving computer decision analysis. More recently he was awarded a US patent for developing the software system Ask100Doctors for medical decision making and analysis.
Dr. Koren received postdoctoral training at New York Hospital/ Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center/ Cornell University Medical Center in internal medicine and cardiology where he served as a third-year chief resident, held a faculty position and published several papers and abstracts.
In recent years, he has served as the international lead principal investigator for several large multiple centered trials including ALLIANCE (a pivotal statin study), ROLE (ranolazine safety study), MENDEL (evolocumab) and OSLER (evolocumab). His scientific work, numbering over 100 abstracts and manuscripts, has been published in leading medical journals such as the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, New England Journal of Medicine, Postgraduate Medicine, and The Lancet. Dr. Koren has become interested in “the research of research.” He has presented abstracts on this subject at national meetings and served as a Past President and Board Member for the Academy of Physicians in Clinical Research (APCR) and twice as co-chair of the Ponte Vedra Cardiovascular Symposium. He serves on the Leadership Council of the Society of Clinical Research Sites (SCRS) and is President-elect of the First Coast Metro Board of the American Heart Association.