Screen-Shot-2015-09-30-at-3.32.26-PMDr. Rishi Kakar is the Principal Investigator at Atlantic Shores Hospital and the West Broward Outpatient Clinic, and maintains an active private practice with Compass Health Systems. He conducts clinical trials for phase I-IV studies in indications including ADHD in children, adolescents and adults, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, PTSD, eating disorders, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and other neuropsychiatric and medical conditions.

Dr. Kakar sat down with The STARR Coalition to discuss the work of a principal investigator, the placebo effect, an historical view on research and the importance of viewing volunteers as heroes.