About Us

Accumed Research Associates is a dedicated clinical trial site located in Garden City, NY on Long Island.

Dr Mitchell Efros - Accumed Research Associates Mitchell D. Efros, MD. FACS/Medical Director & Principal Investigator
Dr. Efros graduated New York Medical College in 1982 with honors and was elected to the Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed his Urology residency at New York Medical College in 1992. He is board certified in Urology, and was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, as well as a member of the American Urologic Society. In 1992 he joined UroCare Associates, a division of Integrated Medical Professionals, where he has a flourishing Urology practice. He is one of the founding members of Integrated Medical Professionals. Dr. Efros is an attending physician at Winthrop University Hospital.

Dr. Efros has vast experience in all areas of Urology, such as; erectile dysfunction, incontinence, stone disease, and prostate disease and enlargement (BPH). He has expertise in minimally invasive procedures for various Urologic conditions. Dr. Efros is well experienced in major Urologic oncologic surgeries for malignancies of the prostate, kidney, and bladder and was one of the first Urologists in the region to become trained and perform cryoablation of the prostate.

Dr. Efros has been a principal investigator in well over 200 clinical trials and is a nationally recognized clinical trials researcher and leader in this field. This experience and exposure affords Dr. Efros the ability to remain on the cutting edge of technology, new medical therapy, and product development, for a multitude of Urologic conditions. As a consequence, many patients have access to novel therapies not yet available elsewhere.

Professional Affiliations:
Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP)
Fellow of American College of Surgeons
American Urologic Association
American Association of Clinical Urologists


Kerri Weingard, ANP Research Director
Kerri Weingard, ANP, MS, BSN, RN graduated with her bachelors in nursing with honors from Boston College. She then received her masters with honors in science and adult nurse practitioner from Stonybrook University. Kerri worked as a consultant to Accumed Research Associates since 2001. She joined full time in 2003 working as the research director, sub-investigator and clinical research coordinator in over 100 trials. Kerri speaks nationally on the treatment of prostate cancer and has numerous publications.


Tammi Ann Allegra, NP
Tammi Ann Allegra received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from University of Southwestern Louisiana in 1991.  She worked a combined ten years as a staff registered nurse and a travel registered nurse on postoperative urology units.  She then became an adult nurse practitioner in 2001 upon receiving a master’s of art degree in nursing from New York University.  For the past nine years, she has been employed by Accumed Research Associates as a sub-investigator and clinical research coordinator on more than 200 clinical trials


Leanne Cossu, CRC
Leanne Cossu is a Clinical Research Coordinator who has been with Accumed Research Associates since 2002. Leanne graduated with honors from St. John’s University with a Bachelors of Science in Toxicology. She has training in Phlebotomy, EKG, and Good Clinical Practices. She specializes in regulatory documentation, electronic data entry, and the coordination of clinical research protocols.


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