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John A. Whitfield, M.D.

Principal Investigator

John A. Whitfield, MD, brings more than three decades of exceptional gynecological healthcare training and experience to women in the Fort Worth, Texas area.  After graduating from the University of Missouri-Kansas City I relocated to Dallas for a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Whitfield has had a successful private practice for over 30 years and has been involved in clinical research for 

Jenny Dodson

Site Manager

Jenny Dodson has been with Dr. Whitfield for more than 7 years. A graduate of University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration in 2015.  She has been involved in clinical research for approximately 5 years.

Bianca Pope

Lead
Clinical Research Coordinator

Bianca Pope has been a Clinical Research Coordinator with Signature Gyn Services for over 2 years.  A graduate from Tarleton University with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Science degree.  She has worked in healthcare for over 20 years, and has worked in clinical research since 2018. 

Karina Hernandez

Clinical Research Coordinator

Karina Hernandez has been with Dr. Whitfield since July 2020. With over 15 years medical assisting experience she has experience in cardiology, internal medicine, gasteroenterology, and women’s health.  

Alicia McDonald

Regulatory Specialist
Recruiter

Alicia McDonald has been with Signature Gyn Services spotlighting in regulatory and recruiting roles for over 2 years. She has worked in the medical field for 4 years and is currently working toward her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

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JOHN A WHITFIELD, MD

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

August 1985

MEDICAL LICENSE
STATE OF TEXAS

Education

July 1984 - June 1988

RESIDENCY
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS-SOUTHWESTERN-DALLAS TX PARKLAND MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

1984

MEDICAL SCHOOL
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY MISSOURI

UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE KANSAS CITY MISSOURI

MY EXPERIENCE

SEPTEMBER 1, 1988-PRESENT

2013-Present
PRIVATE PRACTICE-OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY
1988-2008
1307 EIGHTH AVENUE SUITE 404 FORT WORTH, TX
2009-Present
1250 EIGHTH AVENUE SUITE 540 FORT WORTH, TX
Practice limited exclusively to gynecology and gynecological surgery as of 11/1/2008

2009-PRESENT

WOMEN'S HEALTH CLINICAL RESEARCH
1250 EIGHTH AVENUE SUITE 540 FORT WORTH, TX
Clinical Research practice limited exclusively to Women's Health Studies

professional associations

  • .
    ACRP
    .
    Association of Clinical Research Professionals
    October 2016-Present
  • .
    SCRS
    .
    Society for Clinical Research Sites
    October 2016-Present

professional conferences

  • 5-8
    MAY
    2019
    MAGI CONFERENCE
    BOSTON, MA
  • 27-30
    APRIL
    2018
    ACRP MEETING & EXPO
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
  • 5-8
    OCTOBER
    2017
    SCRS GLOBAL SITE SUMMIT
    BOCA RATON, FL
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JENNY DODSON, BSHA

SITE MANAGER

Education

Graduated April 2015

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
University of Phoenix, Online

October 2013-May 2014

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION
Texas Tech University, Online

Graduated March 2008

CERTIFICATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTING
Kaplan College, Fort Worth, TX

MY EXPERIENCE

JOHN A. WHITFIELD, MD

2013-Present
PRACTICE MANAGER
1250 EIGHTH AVENUE SUITE 540 FORT WORTH, TX

SIGNATURE GYN SERVICES

2015-Present
SITE MANAGER
1250 EIGHTH AVENUE SUITE 540 FORT WORTH, TX

CHAD E LEWIS, MD

MAY 2008-FEBRUARY 2010
PRACTICE MANAGER/MEDICAL ASSISTANT
6100 HARRIS PKWY SUITE 270 FORT WORTH, TX

CURRENT
CERTIFICATIONS

  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
    March 9, 2020-March 9, 2023
  • NIH-Clinical Research Training Course
    January 2016

professional associations

  • .
    ACRP
    .
    Association of Clinical Research Professionals
    October 2016-Present
  • .
    ACRP
    .
    Society for Clinical Research Sites
    October 2016-Present

professional conferences

  • 5-8
    MAY
    2019
    MAGI CONFERENCE
    BOSTON, MA
  • 27-30
    APRIL
    2018
    ACRP MEETING & EXPO
    NATIONAL HARBOR, MD
  • 5-8
    OCTOBER
    2017
    SCRS GLOBAL SITE SUMMIT
    BOCA RATON, FL
  • 13-16
    OCTOBER
    2016
    SCRS GLOBAL SITE SUMMIT
    BOCA RATON, FL

BIANCA POPE, BS

LEAD CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Education

2015

BACHELOR OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY (MINOR BUSINESS MGMT)
Tarleton State University

2015

BACHELOR OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY (MINOR BUSINESS MGMT)
Tarleton State University

2015

BACHELOR OF APPLIED TECHNOLOGY (MINOR BUSINESS MGMT)
Tarleton State University

MY EXPERIENCE

SIGNATURE GYN SERVICES

August 2018-Present
LEAD CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
1250 EIGHTH AVENUE SUITE 540 FORT WORTH, TX

JAMES HAYDEN, MD

2015-Present
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
1000 COLLEGE AVE FORT WORTH, TX

TEXAS HEALTH HARRIS SOUTHWEST HOSPITAL

April 2012-March 2016
HYSTOTECHNICIAN
6100 HARRIS PKWY FORT WORTH, TX

CURRENT
CERTIFICATIONS

  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
    August 21, 2018-August 20, 2021
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (IATA)
    AUGUST 25, 2020-AUGUST 25, 2022
  • NIH-Clinical Research Training Course
    AUGUST 2018

KARINA HERNANDEZ

CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR

Education

2006

CERTIFICATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTING
Concorde Career Institute

MY
EXPERIENCE

SIGNATURE GYN SERVICES

July 2020-Present
CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
1250 EIGHTH AVENUE SUITE 540 FORT WORTH, TX

TDDC/GANT

October 2008-July2020
MEDICAL ASSISTANT
900 W Magnolia Suite 100 Fort Worth, TX 76104

CURRENT
CERTIFICATIONS

  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
    July 21, 2020-July 21, 2022
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (IATA)
    July 28, 2020-July 28, 2022
  • NIH-Clinical Research Training Course
    March 2021
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ALICIA MCDONALD

Clinical Research Regulatory Specialist
Recruiter

Education

CURRENT

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE

MY EXPERIENCE

SIGNATURE GYN SERVICES

2018-Present
CLINICAL RESEARCH REGULATORY SPECIALIST
RECRUITER

1250 EIGHTH AVENUE SUITE 540 FORT WORTH, TX

ULTRA MEDICAL SOLUTIONS

2016-2017
SURGERY SCHEDULING COORDINATOR
FORT WORTH, TX

CURRENT
CERTIFICATIONS

  • Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
    11 AUG 2023
  • Human Subjects Research Administrative Staff
    06 JUN 2021
Signature Gyn Services Women's Health Clinical Trials Research Studies Fort Worth Texas

Endometriosis Study

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