Shaun A. Nguyen, M.D., FAPCR, Director of Clinical Research, is a Certified Physician Investigator (CPI) through the Academy of Clinical Research Professionals. Dr. Nguyen, the first CPI at MUSC, advances the research of pharmaceutical, biological, and medical device products by developing collaborations between the Department and the pharmaceutical industry. He collaborates with the Department faculty to obtain the latest clinical trials, so patients can gain access to new research treatments before they are widely available. Dr. Nguyen has served as PI, Co-PI, and Co-Investigator on more than 170 clinical trials involving Phases II, III, and IV. In addition, he is an expert on outcomes research, meta-analysis, and cost-effective analysis. Dr. Nguyen has authored more than 120+ abstracts and 80+ peer reviewed articles in otolaryngology.