High Quality Clinical Research Trials in San Diego

Precision Research Institute is one of the top clinical research facilities in San Diego. We have a leading team of doctors, medical personnel and research specialist offering current clinical research studies. Dr. Taddese Desta, a well-known gastroenterologist in San Diego since 1996, and Mr. Hakim N. Mohamed, MBA who has over 12 years of research experience founded PRI.

PRI won the partnership and preferred status with some CROs due to its reputation for extensively trained employees who are devoted to the highest standards of patient care at all times. PRI is committed to producing highly effective and efficient data in an effort to facilitate FDA approval and bring new treatment options to the market.

Precision Research Institute, LLC. (PRI) is a multi-specialty research center that conducts phases II, III and IV clinical trials. PRI has clinical research facility devoted to clinical trials. We are located 2 miles north from Paradise Valley Hospital and utilize their emergency services.

Precision Research Institute Site

The research staff includes an internal medicine, a family practice physician, a pain management physician, gastroenterologists, cardiologist, 1 registered dietician, and a registered nurse. We have experienced certified clinical research coordinators.

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Precision Research Institute Founders

Hakim N. Mohamed, MBA

Co-Founder and CEO

Prior to founding PRI in 2011, Mr. Hakim held key positions with several Research Sites as Administrator and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to this, he held senior positions with Bayview Behavioral Campus, San Clemente Hospital and California Pacific Medical Center.

Mr. Hakim holds certificates in several advanced courses including Certified Medical Compliance Officer from San Diego County Medical Association. Certificate in Clinical Trial Administration from University California San Diego, site Operations and SOPs from University of Rochester School of Medicine and How to Manage Site Financials from Clinical Research Site Training Institute.


Taddese Desta, MD

Co-Founder and Principal Investigator

Dr. Desta is a Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Dr. Desta conducted both his residency and internship at St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, San Francisco, CA. He completed his fellowship at U.C. Davis, Sacramento, CA. Dr. Desta maintains an active practice in the greater San Diego. Dr. Desta is the founder of Euclid Endoscopy Center and now he is the Co-Founder of Precision Research Institute (PRI).

Dr. Desta is a member of National Medical Association, San Diego Medical Society, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American Gastroenterological Association, and American College of Physicians.