Karen Duignan, Sally Arceneaux, Ashley Hughes and Jessica Flores serve as our clinical research coordinators for Dallas. They assist patients with their enrollment and participation in our wide variety of clinical trials for retina conditions like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, uveitis and choroidal melanoma. They also work closely with our Dallas principal investigators Ashkan M. Abbey, MD; Robert C. Wang, MD; and Timothy S. Fuller, MD.

Karen has worked at Texas Retina for 32 years and Sally for 29. Ashley and Jessica joined our team more recently. All four are critical to our clinical research efforts and recently shared what they enjoy most about their work:

“I like interacting with patients on a different level and learning about new ways to help them with their visual problems.” — Karen

“What I enjoy most is being able to contribute to the advancement of new procedures and medications that will help to improve the quality of life in patients as well as connecting with our patients on a one-to-one basis.” — Sally

“I find it rewarding to be a part of the creation of medicines and treatments that could help people in the future.” — Ashley

“What I like most is interacting with patients and learning about new, innovative research to help future generations.” — Jessica

In their free time, our Dallas clinical research coordinators are an active group and enjoy being outdoors whether walking, jogging, hiking, fishing or scuba diving.

Click here to learn more about all of the clinical trials currently available at Texas Retina Associates.