Washington, District of Columbia

Velocity Clinical Research, Washington DC

Velocity’s dedicated research site in Washington, DC conducts clinical studies on a multitude of medications and devices intended to address health conditions like acne, allergies, chronic diseases, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, hot flashes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, infectious diseases, migraine headache, smoking cessation, urinary incontinence, vaccines, viral infections, weight loss, and more.

Located in a populated area near American University and a local hospital, the site is easily accessible to thousands of patients, including a large group of diverse populations. All trials conducted at the site are performed in accordance with ICH and FDA guidelines, and in compliance with GCP. The DC team is committed to being a resource for study participants, to providing the highest quality of patient care with compassion and kindness, and to advancing medicine through research.

Velocity Clinical Research, Washington DC
4910 Massachusetts Ave NW, Ste 315, Washington, DC 20016

Phone: (202) 998-3833

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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 Washington

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 Washington is dedicated to conducting quality research in a professional and caring environment.

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    Sofia Teferi, MD

    Principal Investigator
    Sofia Teferi, MD earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from Goucher College, in Towson, MD. She later earned her Medical Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine, in Washington, D.C. After graduation, she started her career as Community Pediatrician in an underserved health center.

    In 2007, Dr. Teferi started working as a Pediatric Hospitalist in a community hospital in Richmond, VA. By 2014, she became Chief of Pediatrics, broadening her supervision over the pediatric emergency room, NICU, nursery, pediatric floor, and pediatric ICU.

    Dr. Teferi has also had the privilege of being involved with some of the most vulnerable pediatric populations, as Medical Director of the Pediatric Forensic Medicine Program and as volunteer on mission trips to Ethiopia and Peru. In her work as Medical Director of the Pediatric Forensic Program, she provided oversight for the evaluation of children that have been physically and sexually abused. She implemented protocols for evaluations and management of these very difficult cases.

    Dr. Teferi currently serves as a Principal Investigator for Velocity Clinical Research’s Washington, D.C. location, as well as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University. There, she is involved in teaching residents and medical students and being involved in shaping the next generation of pediatricians. Dr. Teferi is also involved in AI and patient safety research with Medstar Health Research Institute.

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