Originally From:
Yorba Linda, CA
Fun Fact:
Robert is also a musician and performs locally and has produced an album of his original music.

Robert Yates currently serves as the Safety Manager at Proxima Clinical Research, a contract research organization that serves the emerging drug and medical device industries. 

Robert has over 20 years of clinical research experience working from the site, CRO, and sponsor perspectives. Prior to joining the Proxima team, Robert was a Sr. Project Manager at the Clinical Research Organization MedSource. While at MedSource, Robert successfully provided oversight and managed one of the large pharma clients, which included a variety of studies over multiple indications. He has also held roles in managing projects for other clients as well. Over the years he has been involved in numerous clinical trials primarily in pharma and more recently with devices.


Trevecca Nazarene University: Physician Assistant, B.S.

Lipscomb University: Biology, B.S.

Positions & Honors

Proxima Clinical Research, Inc., Houston, TX
Safety Manager

MedSource, Houston, TX
Senior Project Manager

Research Pharmaceutical Services, Fort Washington, PA  
Senior CRA / Project Lead

Novartis Clinical Operations, East Hanover, NJ  
Expert Clinical Research Associate

MED3000, Pensacola, FL  
Project Manager

MED3000 Clinical Solutions, Pensacola, FL  
Director, Clinical Research Operations

Gulf Coast Physician Partners, Pensacola, FL  
Physician Assistant

Contributions to Science

Mr. Yates has played an important role in the development of the following medical products:


Numerous phase I – IV Clinical Trials experience in the following therapeutic areas:

  1. Cardiovascular
  2. Dermatology
  3. Gastro-intestinal  
  4. Neurology  
  5. Rheumatology  
  6. Respiratory  
  7. Infectious disease  
  8. Oncology  
  9. Psychiatry  
  10. Vaccines


  1. In vitro diagnostic device for detection of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)
  2. Medical device for treatment of intracranial bifurcation aneurysms
  3. Medical device for liver transplant
  4. Medical device for the treatment of epilepsy
  5. Medical device (noninvasive transcutaneous spinal cord stimulation) to enhance upper extremity function
  6. Medical device for imaging and analysis of tissue during breast cancer surgery

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