DRUG STUDIES AMERICA Tel: (678) 581-5252
Advanced Clinical Research into Medical Conditions in Marietta, Georgia






Alleviate the aches and pains caused by medical conditions and illnesses by undergoing the clinical research trials offered by Drug Studies America in Marietta, Georgia. Our staff features board-certified physicians who are committed to helping you achieve wellness. They include:

Marvin D. Tark, M.D.
  • Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Medical Degree from Louisiana State University (1975)
  • Additional Medical Training: Emory University Residency (1976-1978)
  • University of Southern California Internship (1975-1976)
  • Certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine
  • Specialty: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Association Memberships: ASA, GSA, IARS, AAPM, ISIS, and APS
  • Research Interests: New Clinical Drugs for Chronic Low Back Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Headaches

Thomas E. Hurd, M.D.
  • Board-Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine
  • Trained in Chinese Acupuncture
  • Undergraduate Degree: B.A. from Knox College in Molecular Biology (1975)
  • Medical Degree from Northwestern University (1979)
  • Additional Medical Training: University of California Residency (1979-1982)
  • University of Florida Fellowship (1982-1983)
  • Association Memberships: ASA, IARS, AAPM, ISIS, and APS
  • Noteworthy Achievements: Studied Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing and Chengdu, China
  • Former President of Medical Staff at WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center

Michael K. Schaufele, M.D.
  • Board-Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine
  • Medical Degree from University of Frankfurt Medical School (1992)
  • Additional Medical Training: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Harvard Medical School Residency (1998)
  • Spine Center Munich Harlaching, Germany Fellowship (2000)
  • Certified by the American Board of Pain Medicine
  • Noteworthy Achievements: Director of non-surgical spine services at Spine Center Munich, Associate Professor Emory, and Residency Program Director Emory
  • Association Memberships: AAPM&R, ISIS, and ASIPP


Ernest Itkin, M.D.
  • Board-Certified in Thoracic Surgery
  • Medical Degree from Cordoba University in Cordoba, Argentina (1952)
  • Additional Medical Training: Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
  • The Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University
  • Emory University, Thoracic Surgery Resident
  • Research Interests: Pain Management and Osteoarthritis
  • Noteworthy Achievements: Former Chief of Thoracic Surgery at WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center, WellStar Windy Hill Hospital and Parkway Medical Center


400 Tower Road
Suite 150
Marietta, GA 30060

(678) 581-5252
Fax: (678) 581-1969

Ongoing Studies

Drug Studies America has several studies available:

  • Low Back Pain 
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Lower Limb (Chronic Pain)
  • Lumbar Disc Herniation
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia

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