Cincinnati, Ohio

Velocity Clinical Research, Cincinnati Blue Ash

Velocity’s research site in Cincinnati was founded by Dr. Gregory Gottschlich in 1988 as New Horizons Clinical Research and acquired by Velocity in 2017. Dr. Gottschlich, who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, established the research center to handle the growing need for clinical trials in his specialty. Dr. Gottschlich was instrumental in recognizing the need to join together geographically dispersed research sites and took leadership in achieving that goal. Our Cincinnati site offers a wide range of expertise in Respiratory, Immunology, Internal medicine, Rheumatology and Orthopedic indications, including allergy, asthma, COPD, hypertension, CAD, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal disorders, gout, and chronic pain. In addition, this site has experience conducting studies in vaccines and rare diseases.

The Cincinnati site has a large and diverse study participant population, including pediatric and geriatric patients from a range of ethnic backgrounds. An expansive patient database enhances recruitment efforts. Located in Blue Ash, a suburb of Cincinnati, just 15 minutes north of downtown Cincinnati and only 30 minutes from the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati International Airport, this site has easy access to main highways. The building is just across the street from a large park and less than two miles from two area hospitals. Ample free parking is on site. With more than 7,200 square-feet of dedicated research space, they can efficiently and effectively conduct multiple concurrent studies.

All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The Velocity Cincinnati team is committed to being a resource for study volunteers, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness and to advancing medicine through research.

Velocity Clinical Research, Cincinnati Blue Ash
4260 Glendale Milford Road, Suite 201, Cincinnati, OH 45242

Phone: (513) 769-2767

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About Velocity Clinical Research

155,000+ people have a joined a study at Velocity

Many people enjoy the study experience and have joined several clinical trials at Velocity.

Velocity has decades of research experience

With sites that were established as long ago as 1986, Velocity has experts who have supported clinical trials for decades.

Velocity studies are led by healthcare professionals

All clinical trials conducted at Velocity are overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Our experienced research team in Cincinnati

Every clinical trial is overseen by a Principal Investigator – a physician who is responsible for the rights, safety and welfare of the study participants. All physicians at Velocity are board certified in their specialty area(s) and all research staff is trained in clinical research regulations, including GCP and HIPAA. Our clinical research team in Cincinnati is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment.

  • Matthew Wenkler, MD

    Matthew Wenker, MD

    Principal Investigator, Medical Director
    Matthew Wenker, MD is a board-certified internist with more than a decade of experience in conducting clinical trials. Aside from serving as the Midwest Regional Medical Director and Principal Investigator at Velocity, Dr. Wenker serves as a physician for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Caracole, a nonprofit devoted to positively changing lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Greater Cincinnati.

  • Richard Powell, MD

    Medical Director, Principal Investigator
    Richard Powell, MD is a board certified Internist with broad experience in a various areas of health care innovation, with previous experience as a Principal Investigator in Florida prior to joining the team at Velocity Clinical Research. In addition to his interest in Alzheimer’s disease research, he has conducted many studies across numerous therapeutic areas including diabetes, men’s health and gout. Aside from working in clinical research, Dr. Powell has served as a primary care physician, a National Guard reservist, and in conjunction with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, helped to lead the development of alternative home based care delivery models in order to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations. He has also participated in numerous short-term medical mission trips across several continents.

  • Seref Bornovali, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Seref Bornovali, MD, MBA, CHCQM is a board-certified internist with two decades of experience practicing medicine. Over his career, Dr. Bornovali has served as a general practitioner, hospitalist, and medical director. In addition to earning a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree, Dr. Bornovali received a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and holds a Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) certification. He is also a member of the American Academy of Physician Leadership. In addition to English, Dr. Bonovali is a fluent speaker of both Turkish and Italian, and has working proficiency in German.

  • Andrea Bethauser, M.M.Sc., PA-C, ACRP-CP


    Andrea Bethauser, PA-C is a board-certified Physician Assistant who also holds a German degree as Certified Midwife and has over a decade experience in Family Practice/Geriatric Internal Medicine in addition to her OB/Gyn background. She has functioned as adjunct faculty for Mount St. Joseph University Physician Assistant program, and has supported well over 20 clinical trials as Sub-Investigator to date. She is fully bilingual in German and English. She obtained her Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Certified Professional certification in 2023.

  • Keith Hammersmith, MSN, APRN,FNP-C


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