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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

Stephanie Hunter
Site Director, CCRC
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator 

Stephanie joined our network in July 2014. she received an undergraduate degree in exercise science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Masters degree in exercise physiology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Stephanie enjoys working in the world of research as it is very exciting, Groundbreaking, and rewarding. Stephanie enjoys working with the research patients and building relationships with each patient. She married in October 2016 and enjoys running and spending time with her husband.

Emily Hollern, Clinical Research Coordinator

Emily joined Clinical Research of Lake Norman in August 2018. She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2014 and Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Towson University in 2016. Outside of work she enjoys exercising, traveling, and just about any outdoor activity.


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.