Clinilabs Team

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The Clinilabs team is comprised of industry leaders and experts in the field of clinical research. This team brings the best combination of scientific and operational experience to every project we run.

Gary K. Zammit, PhD – President & CEO

Gary Zammit is a clinician and scientist who founded Clinilabs in 2001, having the belief that there was an industry need for an early phase and specialty CRO that could improve the way new drugs and medical devices are developed.  He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, an award-winning entrepreneur, and an advisor to regulatory authorities, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device companies.  Dr. Zammit is a key opinion leader in the fields of sleep medicine and clinical pharmacology, and has authored more than 150 original publications and 2 books in the field.


Magdy Shenouda, MD – Medical Director,  Principal Investigator (NJ)

Dr. Magdy Shenouda is a physician who is board certified in internal medicine. He is a graduate, with honors, of the Ain-Shams Medical School, one of the most prestigious medical schools in Egypt.  Magdy completed residency at the Jersey Shore University Hospital in Neptune NJ, after which he worked as an investigator and principal investigator at Phoenix International CRO, MDS Pharma, and Iberica. Magdy has over 17 years of clinical trial experience, and has completed a variety of Phase I and Japanese bridging studies.  He has and has been quite successful in enrolling and retaining both Japanese and NHV study participants. His experience includes bioequivalence studies, drug and food interaction studies, Intravenous studies, subcutaneous studies, cardiovascular studies, QTc studies, telemetry studies, nasogastric studies, patch studies, CNS studies, bleeding studies, skin punch biopsy studies, intranasal studies and, extensive PK studies.  Magdy is an engaged and involved PI with whom sponsors often develop a close working alliance.

Amy (Xinmin) McCoy, MD, MIS – Senior Director of Data Services

Dr. Amy McCoy received the Doctor of Medicine degree from Beijing Second Medical College (Beijing, China) and completed her training in Internal Medicine at Xuanwu Hospital in Beijing. Amy also completed her MS in Medical Research at Capital University of Medical Science (Beijing, China). She went on to hold the position of Physician and Assistant Research Professor, Department Cardiology and Hypertension Laboratory at Wuanwu Hospital in Beijing. Amy also holds a Master’s of Science in Computer Sciences from Brooklyn College (CUNY), majoring in Information Management.

Amy has worked at Clinilabs since 2004. As Director of Data Services, she is responsible for overseeing multi-center clinical trial data management. With over 15 years of medical, clinical trial research and information management experience, Amy has helped to best serve and grow with Clinilabs. Amy has developed special expertise in electronic data management, including CNS test data collected in clinical trials.

Michael Sciortino – Vice President, Finance 

Mr. Mike Sciortino holds a Bachelor of Business Adminstration degree from Hofstra University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.  Mike gained experience in the healthcare field early in his career as the controller for the Clinical Practice Management Plan at Stony Brook Hospital.  He went on to assume positions of progressive responsibility at several private equity firms and the American International Group (AIG). Prior to joining Clinilabs, Mike was the Chief Financial Officer at Fusion Family Wealth in New York.

Berrin Onbas-Uzun – Senior Director, Quality and Regulatory Compliance 

Berrin has more than 20 years of experience in quality management.  Berrin graduated from Rutgers University with a degree in Analytical Chemistry.  She started her career as an analytical chemist in Zenith Laboratories, Inc. and started up analytical research laboratory with lab design, equipment purchase and staff hiring. Later she worked on transdermal and ophthalmic formulations for Paco Research before she had transitioned into quality compliance position in a virtual pharmaceutical company (Roberts Pharmaceuticals Corporation.). Berrin designed and implemented vendor qualification program, quality manual and quality systems at Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation which lead to her promotion to the head of quality systems. Last 9 years before Clinilabs, she was managing GMP compliance of clinical batches manufactured by Pharmaceutical Development group of Bristol-Myers Squibb as well as third party manufacturers.  She had designed a quality manual for Clinilabs and maintains audit/inspection ready status. She brings wealth of GXP knowledge and high level of quality oversight to every Clinilabs’ project.

The cures we want aren’t going to fall from the sky. We have to get ladders and climb up and get them.

– Michael J. Fox