Located in Indianapolis, Indiana, Forefront Dermatology Clinical Research conducts clinical research in dermatology and other medical conditions. Our 2,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is connected to an independent dermatology practice, which allows us to draw on a database of over 65,000 patients for clinical trials.

Stephen J. Shideler, MD

Stephen J. Shideler, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Stephen J. Shideler, MD is a Board-Certified Dermatologist and is listed as one of America’s Top Physicians. Dr. Shideler, who also serves as an assistant clinical professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, counts it as a privilege to serve the people of central Indiana with the most current treatments in the field of dermatology. “Our goal is to provide the best quality care possible,” he says, “so we are always growing and staying at the forefront of dermatological advances.”

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State of the Art Facilities

Our 2,000 square foot clinic is state-of-the-art, including a CLIA-certified laboratory, refrigerated centrifuge, and high capacity secured, climate-controlled, and continuously monitored space. We are fully equipped to support Phase I through Phase 4 clinical research. All of our equipment is tested and calibrated annually by a third party inspection and service provider.

Studies at Forefront Clinical Research

Our clinical research studies might involve new oral or topical drugs, or different combinations or applications of existing medications or treatment plans. We work to make participation in a clinical research study as easy and comfortable as possible, making sure that every candidate for dermatology clinical research understands the process and knows what to expect.