The Eastside Research Associates team includes physicians, registered nurses, lab technicians, research coordinators and assistants. Our team is BLS, GCP, IATA & HSP certified. Our research assistants and coordinators have medical assistant licenses and are trained in phlebotomy.
Chad Crystal, M.D., FACEP
CEO & Co-Founder
Dr. Crystal has been a licensed physician for over 20 years. After training at Northwestern University Medical School and Darnall Army Community Hospital, he worked as the Medical Director for the emergency department at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland, OR. Dr. Crystal and his family moved to Washington in 2011 where he joined the Evergreen Emergency Services group as a full-time staff physician and has served as the president of the group since 2013. In 2019, Dr. Crystal and his colleague Dr. Hanson founded Eastside Research Associates.
Kevin Hanson, M.D., FACEP
COO & Co-Founder
Dr. Hanson has been a licensed physician for over 20 years. After training at the University of Washington School of Medicine and University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Residency, he worked at Valley General Hospital and Providence Everett Medical Center before joining the Evergreen Emergency Services group as a full-time staff physician. He is also currently the Executive Director of Emergency Services & Urgent Care for Evergreen Hospital. In 2019, Dr. Hanson and his colleague Dr. Crystal founded Eastside Research Associates.
Javier Nazar, M.D.
Chief Clinical Officer
Dr. Nazar has over 15 years of medical experience that he brings to the team. After training at the Universidad Abierta Interamericana in Argentina, he was the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Figueroa Parades Salud before entering into clinical research at Rainier Clinical Research Center. Dr. Nazar joined the Eastside Research Associates team in 2020.
Ema Burcheci, RN
Director of Clinical Operations
Ema has 15 years of nursing and phlebotomy experience that she brings to the team. Ema worked as a phlebotomist and registered nurse at Overlake Hospital Medical Center before joining the Evergreen Health Emergency Department as a registered nurse. Ema joined the Eastside Research Associates team in 2019.
Kinsey Gray, MPH
Director of Business Operations
Kinsey has 10 years of administrative and operations experience that she brings to the team. She has worked across a variety of industries; before obtaining her master’s in public health in 2017. Kinsey joined the Eastside Research Associates team in 2020.
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