Our Leadership

Scott Lee, MD  |  Medical Director of CTC

Dr. Lee became the Medical Director of CTC in 2022.  He serves in the division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism.  He is also the medical director of the Diabetes Treatment Center and the Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Medicine.  

Rajesh Rao, MBBS, MAS, CCRP  |  Director of CTC

Rajesh Rao is the director of the Clinical Trial Center. Rajesh has over fourteen years of clinical research experience, including clinical trial coordinator, specializing in study startup and budget development.  He has been employed at Loma Linda University Health since 2008.  He earned his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) from India and is a SOCRA certified Clinical Care Research Professional (CCRP).  He graduated from the University of California, San Diego in 2019 with his MAS degree (Masters in Advanced Studies) in Clinical Research.

Luis Garcia, Finance and Accounting Manager

Luis Garcia has over sixteen years of experience in accounting, finance, and financial management.  This includes 5 years of accounting and finance experience in Radiation Medicine Research and 6 years experience in clinical research finance.  Currently, he partners with billing offices, clinical departments, and administrators to successfully manage clinical trial accounting and financial management cycle from startup through closeout.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Healthcare Administration.