Meet Optima Research

In Partnership with Advanced Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center, Optima Research is leading groundbreaking research and advancements in the dermatological field. For patients struggling with difficult, complex, and many times chronic conditions, our clinical trials centers give patients the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research that can help them overcome and improve their conditions.

Clinical Research in Boardman, OH

Optima Research is located adjacent to Advanced Dermatology’s Boardman practice and is launching its first clinical trials in Spring 2022.

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Clinical Research Studies

1039 Boardman-Canfield Road
Building B, Suite B
Boardman, OH 44512.

P: (330) 422-3234

F: (330) 525-9378

Optima Research Team in Boardman

Patrick Lee Shannon, MD

Patrick Lee Shannon, MD

Board-Certified Dermatologist

Co-Founder of Advanced Dermatology

Patrick Shannon, MD, Co-founder of Advanced Dermatology, will be the Principal Investigator for Optima Research. Dr. Shannon has served patients in the greater Boardman community for over 20 years with expert dermatological care and looks forward to initiating crucial clinical research in the region.

Sarah Marlinski, MSN, APRN, FNP-C

Sarah Marlinski, MSN, APRN, FNP-C


Joining the team as Sub-Investigator, Sarah evaluates Clinical Research participants, oversees the consent process, reviews subject screening data and reviews participant’s eligibility. Sarah also reviews safety data and performs end-of-study exams while assisting the Principal Investigator and Director of Clinical Research.

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