Clinical Research Manager - Marie-Claire Fickenscher, A.S., C.C.R.P.
Marie-Claire began working for Hoag Orthopedics in early 2017 as a Clinical
Research Coordinator. Prior to joining Hoag Orthopedics, Marie-Claire
worked at an Independent Review Board (IRB) for six years where she helped
protect the rights and welfare of human subjects involved in clinical
research. Throughout her time working at an IRB, Marie-Claire worked with
major sponsors, ranging from large pharmaceutical corporations and device
manufactures to small and growing biotechnology companies, as well as
many industry leading contract research organizations (CROs). During this
time, Marie-Claire gained a deep knowledge of all stages of clinical trials
and mastered FDA regulations pertaining to clinical research.
Since joining Hoag Orthopedics, Marie-Claire has helped grow the research
program by sharing her extensive IRB and regulatory knowledge to strengthen
the research integrity. Marie-Claire has been integral in drafting orthopedic
protocols and consent forms. She has begun managing multiple projects
and administers informed consent and study questionnaires to these patients
at numerous clinics. Marie-Claire enjoys working in clinical research
as it plays a vital part in advancing healthcare and finding ways to help
people live longer and more robust lives.
Marie-Claire received an Associate of Science degree in 2004 from Perimeter
College at Georgia State University. Before finding her love of research,
Marie-Claire had eight years’ experience in customer service and
office management. Outside of Hoag Orthopedics, Marie-Claire enjoys beating
her husband at board games, bicycling local greenways, reading, and playing
with her goldendoodle, Lucy.
Clinical Data Coordinator - Harold Domingo, B.S.
Harold graduated San Diego State University in May 2020 with a B.S in Business
Administration: Emphasis in Management Information Systems. He loves working
with data and very curious and eager to learn more about the healthcare
clinical research industry, especially orthopedics since starting with
Hoag Orthopedics. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, working
out, exploring good eats, watching beautiful sunsets at the beach or anywhere
with a beautiful view, cooking, spending time with family and friends,
and playing video games on his downtime. Harold hope to grow within Hoag
Orthopedics to expand his career and gain more knowledge and skills.
Clinical Research Assistant - Emily Van Gilder, B.S., B.A.
Emily joined the Hoag Orthopedics education team as a quarterly field study
intern from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Social
Ecology in January 2019, where she later went on to become an Education
Coordinator. In this role, Emily developed her passion to pursue a career
as a physician assistant (PA) through interactions with the diverse healthcare
team and experience shadowing in the hospital. In August 2020, Emily transitioned
into her current role as a Clinical Research Assistant, where she is facilitating
several orthopedic research projects and clinical trials. During her gap
year following her undergraduate studies at UCI, Emily will continue to
grow in her career at Hoag Orthopedics to seek a hands-on role in patient
care as it relates to clinical research, exposing her to new, enriching
opportunities in the field of healthcare. In her free time, Emily enjoys
weightlifting and outdoor activities such as camping and hiking.
Clinical Research Coordinator - Madison Menefee, B.S.
Madison began her journey with the Hoag Orthopedics research team in 2016
as a volunteer in high school. She quickly fell in love with the patients
and team at Hoag, so she continued to volunteer every summer throughout
her early years of education, and then was hired as a Clinical Research
Assistant at the beginning of her college career. After graduating from
Pepperdine University with a degree in Biology, Madison began her new
position as a Clinical Research Coordinator. In this role, she helps to
carry out various research projects across Sports Medicine, Spine, and
Total Joint orthopedic specialties. Madison is excited to continuously
grow in her knowledge of clinical research and make lasting relationships
with Hoag Orthopedics faculty and staff. In her free time, Madison spends
most of her time at the beach, laughing with friends, going to church,
and shopping for great deals.
Clinical Research Coordinator - Edward (Teddy) James Quilligan, B.S.
Teddy began working for Hoag Orthopedics in late 2016 as a research coordinator.
Teddy has always had enthusiasm for the study of orthopedics and medical
devices in general. He received his degree in Biomedical Research from
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He has participated
in several medical device engineering projects and has always had a passion
for research. His experience includes collaborating on start up products
for endocrinology, orthopedic surgeons, and vascular surgeons.
Since joining Hoag Orthopedics, Teddy has helped to facilitate the ongoing
of several projects. His focus is on spine surgery studies. He has helped
in various studies that will progress orthopedic patient outcomes such
as preserving spine alignment goals for post spine surgery patients.
Outside of Hoag Orthopedics, Teddy enjoys going to live concerts, surfing,
camping and recording music.
Clinical Research Coordinator - Kalyn Smith, B.A.
Kalyn received her B.A. in Human Development with an emphasis in the Biological
Perspective, and a certificate in Gerontology from California State University,
Long Beach in May 2019. While at CSULB, she completed an internship at
a rehabilitation center and volunteered as a research assistant. Following
graduation, Kalyn worked directly with the geriatric population in a dementia
unit and fell in love with working with patients. Kalyn is very excited
to combine my passions for research and impacting patients’ lives
as a Clinical Research Coordinator. In her free time, she loves to go
dancing, watch stand-up comedy shows, try out new restaurants, and spend
time in nature.
Clinical Research Coordinator - Madeline Stewart, M.S.
Madeline joined Hoag Orthopedics in the fall of 2019 as a Clinical Research
Coordinator. In this role, she is responsible for supporting both investigator-initiated
and sponsored clinical trials across Sports Medicine, Spine, and Total
Joint orthopedic specialties. As a research coordinator, she enjoys being
able to spend time with patients while balancing multiple projects.
Madeline received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from University of California,
Irvine (UCI) and completed her M.S. in Biomedical Sciences in the spring
of 2019. While at UCI, she had the opportunity to work on multiple research
studies focusing on children with autism and lead an internship program
advising undergraduate and graduate students. During her master’s
program, she served her peers in the Graduate Curriculum Committee and
WASC Senior College and University Committee. With her eagerness to lead,
learn, and spend time with patients, Madeline initially aspired to become
a physician. However, she later discovered her passion for clinical research
during her time at Edwards Lifesciences and graduate school.
Outside of clinical research, Madeline loves eating out, going to Disneyland
with her fiancé, reading, and spending time with family.