Miami Dermatology & Laser Research
Clinical Trials Division

The board-certified dermatologists of Miami Dermatology & Laser Research are heavily engaged in clinical research trials, teaching, writing and editing journal articles and textbook chapters.

Jill S. Waibel, MD, FAAD has been an instructor and teaching medical students, residents and fellows and directed educational sessions and programs at national and international meetings, including the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and many more.

Under her direction, the Clinical Trials Division evaluates new and emerging technologies, devices, topical and oral medications, skin care products and prescription drugs and other therapies for the treatment and diagnosis of medical and cosmetic skin conditions. MDLR has a dedicated clinical research staff who is actively involved in multiple ongoing studies at any time. The results of these studies are published in peer-reviewed medical journals and presented at national and international meetings by the board-certified dermatologists of MDLR in Miami.

We are very proud that MDLR has been selected as a renowned and trusted clinical research facility by leading pharmaceutical and medical device companies worldwide. Our participation in research enables us to provide our patients with the most advanced care using the newest treatments and latest technologies available. The Clinical Trials Division consists of a team of core members who work to ensure that all clinical trials are conducted in accordance with standards of Good Clinical Practice.

Clinical Trials Division Members

Jill S. Waibel, MD – Primary Investigator
Mackenzie Wiser – Clinical Research Coordinator
Ashley Rudnick – Clinical Research Coordinator
Bianka Hinkle – Medical Assistant
Jessie Torres – Medical Assistant
Christy Fernandez – Primary Schedule Coordinator


The following clinical trials are currently active and accepting patients at our location. If you are interested in becoming part of one of our listed clinical trials, please call our Clinical Trials Division at (305) 279-6060.

Evaluation of Device on Face Wrinkles

We are looking for adult volunteers 40-75 years of age to participate in a research study. Miami Dermatology and Laser Institute has been selected to participate in a research study to test an investigational procedure and evaluate its effects on skin with moderate to severe wrinkles.

If you are an adult in good health with signs of aging (wrinkling) who is willing to help in the development of this procedure, you may be eligible to participate in this study.

A modest compensation will be provided to participants for the treatment visit and each follow-up visit.

Please contact our Clinical Research Team to find out if you may be eligible: or call our office (305) 279-6060 Currently OPEN for enrollment

Treatment for Fat Under Chin (Double Chin)

Study participants must be 18 years or older and have concerns with fat under the chin area, also known as submental fullness. The duration of individual patient participation will vary depending on the chosen treatment determined by the physician. Patients will be compensated once all visits have been completed.
Currently OPEN for enrollment

Scar Revision with Lasers

Study participants must be between 18-60 years of age who have red, raised scars that are at least one year old. Participants will receive four laser treatments at 6-8 week intervals. Follow-up visits are required at 1, 3, and 6 months post-final laser procedure for evaluation.
Currently OPEN for enrollment

Early Intervention of Lasers and Scars for Acute Burn Injuries

Study participants must be between 18-80 years of age who have sustained a burn injury within past three months. Participants must have moderate to severe burn injuries involving the face, trunk, arms, or legs.

All study participants will receive 3 laser treatments, each spaced one month apart. Follow-up visits are required at 1 and 6 months post-final laser procedure for evaluation. Study duration is expected to last one year.
Currently OPEN for enrollment


The following clinical trials are currently active at our location but no longer accepting patients for enrollment:

Sebacia Treatment for Acne

Study participants must be 15-35 years of age with moderate to moderately severe facial acne. Participants will receive three laser treatments spaced one week apart. Follow-up visits are required at Week 8 and Week 12 following final laser treatment.
Currently CLOSED for enrollment

In the News

the news - logos

Contact Us