Research Team

Donald F. Brautigam MD, FAAFP

Donald F. Brautigam MD, FAAFP, is the founder and CEO of Westfield Family Physicians. Dr. Brautigam serves as the Medical Director of Great Lakes Medical Research. Dr. Brautigam is certified by the American Board of Family Practice. He is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and has completed ACRP’s intermediate CRC trainings. Dr. Brautigam’s Curriculum Vitae outlines his clinical trial research experience.

Timothy A. Gorman, MD, FAAFP

Timothy A. Gorman, MD, FAAFP, joined Westfield Family Physicians in 1987 and serves as a member of the Great Lakes Medical Research team. Dr. Gorman is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and has completed various trainings related to good clinical practice and clinical trials management. Dr. Gorman's Curriculum Vitae outlines his education and clinical experience.

Timothy M. Kitchen, MD, FAAFP

Timothy M. Kitchen, MD, FAAFP, joined Westfield Family Physicians in 1993 and became a member of the Great Lakes Medical Research team as a Principal Investigator in 2011. Dr. Kitchen is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP), has completed ACRP fundamentals for PI course and conducts clinical trials using current good clinical practice skills and management. Dr. Kitchen’s Curriculum Vitae outlines his education, credentials and clinical trial experience.

Ryan Burrows, BSA

Ryan Burrows, BSA joined Westfield Family Physicians in 1997 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Westfield Family Physicians and Great Lakes Medical Research. Mr. Burrows makes all final financial and budgetary decisions.  He is the primary contact for invoicing and billing processes. Mr. Burrows may be contacted by email at burrows_ryan@wfpweb.net or by phone at (716) 326-4678 ext. 235.

June M. Chiarot RN, CCRC

June M. Chiarot RN, CCRC, is an experienced Clinical Research Coordinator at Great Lakes Medical Research. Joining Great Lakes Medical Research in 2004, Ms. Chiarot is a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) and has completed ACRP’s training program, Fundamentals of Clinical Research and Intermediate CRC training. Ms. Chiarot’s Curriculum Vitae outlines her education and training. Ms. Chiarot may be contacted by email at jchiarot@glmr.info or by phone at (716) 326-4890 ext. 232.

Rosemary Fischer RN, MSN

Rosemary Fischer RN, MSN joined Great Lakes Medical Research in 2004 and serves as the Clinical Trials Assistant for the team. Ms. Fischer may be contacted by email at rfischer@glmr.info.

Sarah Button, CCRC

Sarah Button, CCRC, joined Westfield Family Physicians in 1999 and became a member of Great Lakes Medical Research in 2011. Since, Ms. Button has become a member of the Association of Clinical Research Professional (ACRP), completed ACRP Fundamentals of Clinical Research and became an ACRP Certified Clinical Research Coordinator. Ms. Button’s Curriculum Vitae outlines her education, qualifications and training. She may be contacted by email at sbutton@glmr.info or by phone at 716-326-4890 ext. 259

Jennifer Ferreira, RN

Jennifer Ferreira, RN, Site Manager joined Great Lakes Medical Research in April 2014. She has 22 years nursing experience in the private and public sector of South Africa. Jennifer spent her last 12 years in South Africa helping to commission and then manage two emergency departments. The curriculum Vitae outlines her experience, education and qualifications. Ms. Ferreira is the primary contact for studies, sponsors, contract proposals and study related issue. She may be contacted on 716-326-4890 ext. 259.

Recognizing that today’s research is vital to the growth and development of tomorrow’s healthcare practices, we at Great Lakes Medical Research are dedicated to conducting clinical research with compassion, expertise, and respect for each participant as a valued individual.

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