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Bexley Dermatology Research is the premier dermatology research site in Central Ohio. We exist to advance the care and treatment options available to our patients. By exploring cutting edge treatments for a variety of dermatological conditions, Bexley Dermatology Research can stay at the forefront of modern medicine.


Matthew Zirwas

Matthew Zirwas


Matthew Zirwas, MD is an American Board of Dermatology certified physician. He is a nationally known expert who specializes in allergy patch testing, psoriasis, and eczema. He founded the Bexley Dermatology Research Clinic in 2017 serving as the Principal Investigator and used this as his platform to explore the newest treatment options available in dermatology.
Sherri Howard

Sherri Howard


Sherri Howard, MMS, PA-C is a Dermatology Physician Assistant who has been a part of Bexley Dermatology Research as a Sub-Investigator since its inception in 2016. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan where she graduated with university honors. She then furthered her education at Northwestern University earning a Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Bexley Dermatology Research offers a wide variety of clinical trials to our subjects. From psoriasis to atopic dermatitis to alopecia, Bexley Dermatology Research remains committed to exploring the newest treatments to better the dermatology landscape.

What is a clinical research study?

What is a Clinical Research Study?

A clinical study is used to determine the safety and efficacy of a potential new treatment. This treatment could be a medication or a device or even a procedure and involves human volunteers. Clinical studies are designed differently depending on the desired outcomes. The treatment being explored might be a brand new concept or it could be an industry standard that is being looked at under new parameters.

There are a wide variety of clinical studies at Bexley Dermatology Research and we pride ourselves in finding the right study for you.

What can I expect at my first visit?

What can I expect at my first visit?

Upon arrival, someone from the study team will escort you back to one of our private exam rooms to begin introducing the trial to you. This starts with the Informed Consent Process in which your study team member will make sure you have all the information you need and all your questions answered so you can decide if you want to participate in the trial.

If you decide that you do want to participate, our team will collect some of your basic data and medical information to confirm you are eligible to participate. How long the visits take and exactly what information is collected varies from study to study. This first visit is usually referred to as the screening visit and is the first step in participating in research.

See a list of our current trials.

See a list of our current trials.

  • Allergic Contact Dermatitis
  • Alopecia
  • Atopic Dermatitis
  • Chronic Hand Eczema
  • Psoriasis

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