Washington, District of Columbia

Velocity Clinical Research, Washington DC

Velocity's research site in Washington, DC partners with Spring Valley Pediatrics to conduct clinical trials related to conditions that affect children and adolescents under the age of 21, including vaccines. Spring Valley Pediatrics provides personalized care for infants, children, adolescent children, and young adults. Founded in 1930, the practice was one of the first medical offices focused on the care of infants and children in the Washington area. Spring Valley Pediatrics began conducting clinical trials with Meridian Clinical Research in 2021 before being acquired by Velocity in 2022.

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

Email: info@velocityclinical.com

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About Velocity Clinical Research

140,000+ 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.

  • Joanna Sexter, MD, FAAP

    Principal Investigator
    Joanna Sexter, MD, FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who has been in private practice in Washington, DC since 2000. Dr. Sexter completed her undergraduate studies at Tufts University where she earned a BA in Child Study. She earned her medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at Georgetown University Hospital where she was recognized as Resident of the Year. Dr. Sexter is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, member of the DC Osler Medical Society and Foxhall Women Physicians Association. She was recognized as one of Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctors in Pediatrics. Dr. Sexter is also a clinical Instructor on staff at Georgetown University Hospital, an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the George Washington University Hospital, and a medical staff member at Sibley Memorial Hospital.

  • Peter Warfield, MD, MPH, FAAP

    Principal Investigator
    Peter Warfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, cares for children of all ages with an emphasis on childhood development as well as sports medicine and adolescent medicine. Dr. Warfield completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Richmond and earned a Masters of Public Health degree at the George Washington University. He earned his medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY and completed a pediatric residency at The Golisano Children’s Hospital at University of Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Warfield is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Washington, D.C. Osler Medical Society. He is recognized as one of Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctors and serves as the Consulting Pediatrician for several schools in the Washington area.

  • Jessica Long, MD

    Principal Investigator

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