MBA, BSN, RN, CCRC, Director of Clinical Research
Clearwater Cardiovascular Consultants
Michele Cameron relocated to Clearwater, Florida from upstate New York to work as a critical care registered nurse at Morton Plant Hospital shortly after completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the State University of New York @ Brockport. When she wasn’t working, she attended the University of South Florida and completed her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. On the suggestion of a friend, she left bedside nursing and began her career in Clinical Research as a Project Coordinator at Critikon, a Johnson & Johnson Company, and later GE Medical, where she worked closely with engineers to develop automatic blood pressure technologies. After realizing clinical research was her passion, but that she also missed patient interaction, in 2005 she joined Clearwater Cardiovascular Consultants (CCC), a large, independent cardiology practice with a clinical research department. Over the last 16 years, with the support of practice physicians and administration, Michele has created a Center of Excellence for cardiac clinical research. The site has 23 physician/investigators, 5 locations and 13 full time research staff. The CCC Research Department collaborates with cardiology device and drug companies to conduct 30-35 studies per year and has received numerous awards and recognition for their work. Michele is an active member of the Society of Clinical Research Sites and currently serves as the Membership Committee Chair in hopes others can benefit as a member of this organization as she has over the past 15 years. Michele and her Team are deeply thankful for our patient-heroes who volunteer for clinical research studies and help bring new cardiovascular therapies to the public.