Where the experts come to work
For over 30 years, we’ve been serving our community and the clinical research industry. When you work with the best people, you receive the best care.
Todd Bertoch, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Todd Bertoch, M.D. is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology. He graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biochemistry from California State University at Fullerton and received a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. After an internship in Internal Medicine, he completed his Anesthesiology residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, where he was Chief Resident and received the Arthur B. Tarrow Outstanding Resident Award. He is a member of the esteemed Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
Dr. Bertoch served as an anesthesiologist in the United States Air Force until 2006 where he gained extensive experience in both trauma care and pain management. He is a recipient of the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Air Force Commendation Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal.
After completing his military service, Dr. Bertoch served for 11 years as the managing partner of Prescott Anesthesia in Prescott, Arizona where his practice included a focus on cardiovascular surgery, chronic pain management and addiction medicine. Since joining JBR Clinical research in 2017, he has served as Principal Investigator for over 100 clinical trials, defended development programs for sponsors before the FDA, been invited to present study results on behalf of clients at professional meetings, designed and authored numerous clinical trial protocols, and has helped author several industry-related articles and white papers.
Director of Business Development
Carol joined CenExel JBR in 2007, after spending most of her career in Management and pharmacy. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a major in Marketing. She started at CenExel JBR on the clinical side of the business, overseeing more than 100+ Phase I-Phase IV trials as a Project Manager. Along with also serving as Managing Director of JBR from 2017-2018, she has been dedicated to bringing in new business as the Director of Business Development from 2016 to present. Her passion is bridging the world of BD with the world of clinical operations, ensuring all aspects of our trials are seamless from start to finish.
Meet Our Physicians / Investigators
Patrick Brain, DDS
Dr. Brain completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Utah. He attended Creighton University, graduating with a dental degree. After completing 4 years of dental school, he was accepted into the highly competitive post doctorate oral surgery residency program at the University of Michigan. While based in the University of Michigan Hospital, he spent considerable time rotating in medicine, ICUs, and trauma burn unit. One year was dedicated to training in anesthesia. He finished his residency training in 2004.
Over the past ten years, he has maintained a private practice focusing on the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He maintains a teaching position at the Veteran’s Hospital where he helps mentor and train dental residents while serving the nation’s veterans.
Bryan Christensen, DMD
Dr. Christensen earned his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University in 2002. Then he attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and graduated with Honors.
Dr. Christensen completed his residency with the prestigious University of Oklahoma Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program. As a resident, he received extensive training in all facets of oral surgery, including implant, orthognathic, and temporomandibular surgeries, as well as dentoalveolar, bone and soft tissue grafting, oral pathology, cleft palate reconstruction, and facial cosmetic surgery.
Stephen Cooper, DMD PhD
Analgesic Research Expert
Dr. Cooper’s doctoral education was at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. During his D.M.D. training, he became very interested in pharmacology, especially the area of pain control. While in his final year of dental school, he received an NIH/NIDR postdoctoral fellowship to study clinical pharmacology at Georgetown University, School of Medicine. In 1975, he received his Ph.D. from Georgetown and remained on their Medical faculty until 1978. He spent the next 17 years as a Professor and Associate Dean at University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, University of Pennsylvania and Temple University.
Over this 17- year span, he received grant support from the NIH, private foundations and the pharmaceutical industry totaling over 15 million dollars. His research has focused on clinical pharmacology and pharmacokinetics in a variety of drug groups including analgesics, local anesthetics and intravenous sedation.
Ryan Ellsworth, DPM
Dr. Ellsworth studied Biology at Brigham Young University, then was accepted to the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, where he completed his studies to become a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Ellsworth completed an intensive three-year residency in foot and ankle surgery at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Ellsworth is the Cofounder of the Summit Foot and Ankle Clinic, where he specializes in reconstructive foot surgery, rear-foot surgery, and more.
Safety and quality are paramount
Our physicians have extensive backgrounds in their respective medical specialties and always prioritize patient safety.
70 years of clinical trial experience
Assisted by expertly-trained medical staff
We earned AAAASF accreditation
Securing this impressive endorsement from the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities emphasizes our commitment to safety and quality care.
AAAASF’s board-certified medical specialist inspected JBR with a 130-pg checklist and found no deficiencies
About 2,500 institutions have this accreditation worldwide, even though there are over 9,000 facilities in the U.S. alone
JBR Clinical Research
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Salt Lake City, UT 84107
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We’re a CenExel
Center of Excellence
Centers of Excellence provide unparalleled attention to detail to assure consistent and first-class quality in patient care. We have supported tens of thousands of studies, the variety and complexity of which have resulted in a great depth of experience for the principal investigators and research staff at each Center.
We deliver engagement, expertise, and results.