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1918 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC 28203


Clinical Research of Lake Norman

Clinical Research of Lake Norman

Clinical Research of Lake Norman (CRLN) was founded May 2013, is owned by Selwyn Spangenthal, MD and operates under the American Health Research Network. The benefit to the pharmaceutical sponsors is that CRLN offers an expedited start-up process by centralizing contract and budget processing at American Health Research. CRLN has a quick turn-around time on processing regulatory documents and utilizes a Central IRB.

Our facility includes:                                       

  • EKG
  • Specimen Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Centrifuge
  • Dry ice access
  • Locked drug storage
  • Secured long term storage for research files
  • Private office for research coordinators
  • Designated monitoring area
  • Central IRB capabilities
  • Copy, Fax, Phone, Internet and computers available to monitors
  • Overnight Study Capabilities
  • Pulmonary Function Testing 
  • Local Lab and X Ray Capabilities 

Our Staff

Kensie Hayes
Site Director

Kensie joined the American Health Research Network in May 2016 as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Clinical Research of Lake Norman. She was promoted to Assistant Site Director at CRLN in May 2017 and took over the Site Director position in September 2017. She has over 7 years of experience working in the Clinical Research Field. Kensie's Clinical Research experience includes: COPD, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, kidney stones, gout, and flu. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets, reading, cooking, and binge-watching TV series on Netflix. She and her husband are very excited to welcome their first son in December 2017!

Laurie T. Gazaille, RN, BSN, CCRC 
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator 
Laurie joined Clinical Research of Lake Norman in April of 2014. Prior to joining CRLN, she worked at American Health Research starting in October 2003.  She is a pulmonary nurse with more than 18 years of pulmonary medicine experience.  Laurie received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Her clinical research experience includes COPD, Asthma, Atrial Fibrillation, Diabetes, Smoking Cessation, Hypertension, Hypercholesterolemia, and Metabolic Syndrome.  Laurie enjoys volunteering, traveling, and spending time with her husband and children. 


Our Investigator

Sever Surdulescu, MD, FCCP 
Principal Investigator 
Dr. Surdulescu has been affiliated with Clinical Research of Lake Norman since January of 2013. Dr. Surdulescu came to the United States from Romania after completing medical school in 1992. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke's Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio and later specialized in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Surdulescu earned certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine by passing his board examination in 1997. He earned board certification in pulmonary medicine in 2000, critical care in 2001 and sleep medicine in 2003.Dr. Surdulescu has provided pulmonary and critical care services in the Lake Norman area for nearly ten years. Dr. Surdulescu lives in Lake Norman with his wife and daughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing soccer and traveling.