Meet our Investigators

Riverside Clinical Research team with experienced physicians evaluate and provide study-related medical care to our clinical research patients. During our clinical trials we need ensure that you are under the best medical care at all times. Below are the physicians that are affiliated with our research facility and their credentials.

J. Richard Rhodes


​J. Richard Rhodes, MD

University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT – 1969-71
Baylor University, Waco, TX – 1971-73. BA Biology – Premed
Medical School
Autonomous University of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico – 1974-77 – M.D. December 1977
Belleview Hospital, New York City, NY Pathology – July 1974
Holy Name Hospital, Teanack, NJ – Medicine – 1975 & 1977
Psychiatry – 1977; OB-GYN 1977
Urology 1977
Pediatrics 1977
Orthopedic Surgery 1978
Fifth Pathway
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 1978-79
General Surgery Internship
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, 1979-80
Orthopedic Surgery Residency
National Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital, 1980-81; University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, TN, Erlanger Medical Center, 1981-84
Board Certified, 1987. American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, re-certified 1996 and 2006.
Employment History
Daytona Orthopedic Center, Daytona Beach, FL – 1984 – 1996.
Atlantic Orthopedics, PA, Daytona Beach, FL – January 1997 – present
Committees & Boards
Chief of Surgery, Halifax Medical Center, 1994 – 1995
Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Halifax Medical Center – 1991-1993
Chairman Medical Records Committee, Halifax Medical Center, 1991-1993
Chief of Surgery for Florida Health Care Plan, 1990
Credentials Committee, Florida Health Care Plan 1990
President of Temple Israel, 1992-1994
President of Jewish Federation of Flagler & Volusia Counties 1994 – 1996
IRB Committee Halifax Medical Center, 2003 – present
Medical Societies
Fellow America Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
Florida Medical Association
Florida Orthopedic Association
Volusia County Medical Society
Extracurricular Activities and Societies
Researcher for the Heart of Texas Council of Government, 1972
Researcher for TCP Coated Implants, for DePuy
Has been involved in Research since 1998
Review of Institutions for the handicapped in central Texas, 1972
Review of Primary Bone Tumors at Erlinger Hospital, 1970 and 1981
Presented at the Tennessee Orthopedic Society Meeting in Memphis, TN spring 1998
Medicine in China today: The Stethoscope, Volusia County Medical Society Bulletin, Fall 1992
Spinal Injuries – Co-Author 2006

Margaret Chang

Family Practice

Margaret Chang, MD

Board Certified - Family Practice

Bachelor of Arts from Rice University

MD from University of Miami School of Medicine

Halifax Medical Center Family Practice Residency program, Chief Resident-1993/94
Chief of Staff, Bert Fish Medical Center- 2006

Member of American Academy of Family Physicians

Member American Medical Association

Member Florida Medical Association

Attendee 13th Annual Clinical Research Framing for Physicians in Jacksonville, Fl -Nov 2014

Clinical Assistant Professor FSU College of Medicine since 2008

Gillespy Award for the Caring Physician

Quality Caregiver Award, Halifax Medical Center

​SCRS Member

Patricia Fredette

Family Practice

Patricia Fredette, MD

Board Certified

Bachelor of Arts, University of California Santa Barbara

MD, Medical College of Wisconsin

Halifax Medical Center Family Practice Residency Program

Member of American Academy of Family Physicians

Member of Volusia County Medical Society

Member of Florida Academy of Family Physicians

Co-Recipient of the Brian Blaxall Award for best overall Physician

Gillespie Award for the Caring Physician

Attendee 13th Annual Clinical Research Training for Physicians in Jacksonville, Fl Nov, 2014

​SCRS Member

Lee Metchick


Lee Metchick, MD

Board Certifications
Diabetes, Metabolism and Endocrinology

Education & Training
MEDICAL SCHOOL St. George's School Of Medicine Graduated in 1999
RESIDENCY HOSPITAL University Of Connecticut Complete in 2002
FELLOWSHIP HOSPITAL Tufts University-Baystate Medical Center Complete in 2004

Susan Hole

Family Practice

Susan Hole, D.O.

Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Hospital Affiliations: Bert Fish Medical Center

Specialties: Family Medicine

Consulting Staff Member Florida Hospital Ormond

​SCRS Member

Surya P. Rao


Surya P Rao, MD

Board Certifications
Cardiovascular Disease - (American Board of Internal Medicine)
Medical School - Loyola Univ Medical Center
XCardiology - (Loyola Univ Medical Center)
Additional information
Gender: Male
Languages: English