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Compassionate Care

A Message From The Founders:

At K2 Medical Research, people come first.

Clinical research has been stigmatized as invasive, impersonal, cold. We have made it our mission to drop this outdated stigma and begin a new standard for how clinical trials are delivered: one founded in respect, compassion and warmth. We aim to give our patients a sense of autonomy, equity and dignity; to provide tools that will allow them to advocate for their own health using the latest advancements the industry has to offer.

Here at K2, we intend to provide our patients with an experience rivaled by only the best medical facilities in the country. Our team of clinicians are not just board-certified experts in their field, they also operate under a holistic model, treating patients as multi-faceted human beings and not just a set of symptoms.

We want to get back to the basics of good care. We feel that by prioritizing the fundamental ethics of research we can breathe new life into the standardized practices for everyone on this journey- from patients to sponsors and everyone in between- and potentially transform how protocols in clinical trials are managed.

Our goal is to offer clinical trials as a practical healthcare option for our local communities, create global awareness of the importance of research in improving population health, and ultimately make a positive impact on the world around us.

Meet Our Caring Team

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office.

Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

"The staff is wonderful, professional and knowledgeable. They provide you with the best service when possible! Whenever I had a question, they were ready to answer. Quick responses and follow ups, and always gives the best advice. "

Study Participant, January 2021

Join a Study

If you are interested in learning more or participating in any of our studies, please fill out the form below and our office will get back to you within 1-2 business days. 

*By signing up you agree to be contacted about clinical research studies by our company, its affiliates or partners. Typical methods of contact include phone calls, text messages, pre-recorded messages, emails, automated technology or postal mail. This includes if the number is currently on any Do Not Call Lists. As we contact you, your electronic record will be updated accordingly with current relevant health information. This consent is not required to participate in a clinical research study.

Melissa Belardo, APRN

Clinical Investigator

Melissa Belardo, is a certified family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC), joins K2 Medical Research with more than a decade of clinical experience. She has served as an investigator in over 20 trials. Prior to clinical research, she held roles in gastroenterology, hepatology, and nurse education.

Melissa’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Adventist University, followed by a master’s degree in Family Nurse Practitioner from Georgetown University.

Melissa is a native of the US Virgin Islands’ and is fluent in both English and Spanish; Melissa has lived in central Florida for the past twenty years. When she’s not at work, you can find her volunteering at her local church and spending time with family.