Neil Singla, MD
Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Neil Singla, a board-certified anesthesiologist, is the founder and Chief Scientific Officer of Lotus Clinical Research. Since its inception in 2001, Dr. Singla has served in several roles within the organization including: Research Coordinator, Sub-Investigator, Principal Investigator, Coordinating Investigator, and Chief Scientific Officer.

In his capacity as CSO for Lotus Clinical Research, Dr. Singla has had the opportunity to interact frequently with the FDA’s Analgesics Division on behalf of clients and to play a significant role in guiding development strategies for dozens of putative analgesic agents. In the company’s 18-year history, Dr. Singla and Lotus Clinical Research have played a significant role in bringing several molecules to market.

Dr. Singla has published extensively and is a frequent lecturer for physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and medical research institutes throughout the country. He currently chairs the Analgesic Clinical Trials Shared/Special Interest Group at the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), chaired the Clinical Trials Shared Interest Group at the American Pain Society (APS) through 2019, chairs the annual Conference on Analgesic Clinical Trials, which aims to help experts advance best practices in analgesic drug development, as well as, serving on the Clinical Research Committee at Huntington Hospital.

The main focus of Dr. Singla’s academic endeavors has been to analyze and understand how the inherent variability in subjective endpoint analgesic clinical trials can be minimized. As a result, he has developed novel techniques for patient education designed to minimize variability, reduce placebo response, and increase effect size.

Sonia Kaur, DO
Medical Director

Dr. Sonia Kaur is a board-certified physician with over 15 years of experience in analgesic research. She has served as the medical monitor, principal investigator, or sub investigator on over 200 pain studies. In her current capacity, Dr. Kaur provides medical oversight of the Lotus Clinical Research investigative team to ensure proper study conduct and optimal patient safety, and is responsible for liaising with the sponsor’s chief medical officer. She spearheads Lotus Clinical Research’s internal placebo response staff education training program. From 2008-2011, Dr. Kaur served as the chairman of the Glendale Adventist Hospital IRB.

Bill Baker
Sr. Vice President, Biometrics

Bill is a senior Biometrics leader with over 23 years of management experience in the pharmaceutical industry (biometrics and regulatory). Bill brings extensive expertise in data visualization, data operations (data acquisition, data management, data QC) to facilitate data collection, data mining, accuracy and integrity to support clinical trials. After working on the sponsor side for over 10 years, Bill went on to run CD3, a Biometrics firm, as President and CEO for over 10 years. Bill has B.S. degree in engineering from the University of Rhode Island and his M.S. degree in Management/ Finance from RPI.

Amy Crary
Vice President, Clinical Operations

Amy Crary is a results-oriented clinical research professional with over 25 years of experience in CRO and pharmaceutical company settings. In her role as Vice President of Clinical Operations she manages the project management, clinical and regulatory teams ensuring successful delivery to our clients. Prior to joining Lotus she served in project delivery oversight roles at large and mid-sized CROs. She also served as Senior Director of Clinical Trials at a mid-sized pharmaceutical company specializing in pain management. She has experience in Phase I – IV trials in multiple therapeutic areas including acute and chronic pain in addition to other CNS indications. Amy has a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology and is a certified Project Management Professional.

Eric Guitard, PMP
Vice President, Systems Integration

Eric Guitard is responsible for managing the information technology team. His responsibilities include managing all GxP systems such as eTMF, CTMS, file management and desktop management. For seven years prior to joining Lotus Clinical Research, he managed the internal CRO functionalities of a biomedical company specializing in pain management. Mr. Guitard was responsible for all project management, data management, vendor management, and clinical program development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in computer science from the University of Montreal and is also a Certified Project Professional Manager from the Project Management Institute.

Christopher Bowman
Vice President, Quality Operations

Christopher Bowman has over 15 years of experience in clinical research spanning regulatory compliance, quality assurance, and clinical management of Phase I through Phase IV studies. Prior to joining Lotus, he held positions as the Director of Clinical Operations for a clinical and regulatory consulting firm and served as the Director of Quality Operations for a large Phase I-IV clinical trial center. Mr. Bowman has extensive knowledge in Federal Regulations and GCP/ICH guidance with over 12 years conducting GCP compliance audits including investigational sites, sponsors, CROs, clinical vendors, trial master files, IRBs, and FDA readiness visits both in the U.S. and abroad.