Health News

A Physician’s Role In A Changing 2020 Clinical Research Landscape

Dr. Hazan, Our Start!

Born in Morocco, Dr. Sabine Hazan has always had a dedication to understanding life. She sought a career in medicine and was accepted to medical school based on outstanding research on obesity conducted as an undergraduate.  She completed her residency at the University of Miami during the peak of the HIV epidemic, treating extremely ill patients at Jackson Memorial Hospital and in the local jail.  Here she was awarded two prizes for her research.  After residency Dr. Hazan became the first woman gastroenterology fellow at the University of Florida.  Here she completed a year of research and presented her findings in poster format at the American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting.  It was at that moment  that she was approached by the esteemed Dr. Neil Stollman. He told her that the future of medicine lies in the microbiome. For her exceptional work with visceral hyperalgesia she was awarded the Dean’s Research Award.  Dr Stollman is now an expert and leader on Fecal transplant and Clostridoides Difficile and serves on  the governing board of the  American College of Gastroenterology.

Following her fellowship, Dr. Hazan returned to Montreal and opened a practice in upstate New York, on the border.  Her work in this practice, comprised of 10 percent research and 90 percent private gastroenterology patients, brought many patients from across the border in Canada.  She was the only female gastroenterologist in a 80-mile radius, and this influx of Canadian patients brought to light for her the problems with socialized medicine in Canada.  These patients faced intolerable wait times for a visit with a gastroenterologist in Canada, and so visited Dr. Hazan in New York.  After meeting with the Prime Minister of Health, Dr. Hazan helped bring about a dual system in Canada, in which private practices co-exist with socialized medicine.  Her years of practice as a solo woman gastroenterologist brought her under the microscope on numerous occasions, facing scrutiny not encountered by her male colleagues.  

After the birth of her two children, Dr. Hazan and her husband Dr Alon Steinberg  moved to California.  Here she joined her sister, Dr. Lydie Hazan, at Axis Today Clinical Trials as a Sub Investigator, and began doing clinical trial research in California for the company in Beverly Hills.  She also joined a medical group as a private practitioner in Ventura.  However, her desire for innovation led her to establish thriving private practices in Malibu, Thousand Oaks, and Ventura. Still desiring to understand life, she started her own clinical trial company 16 years ago, Ventura Clinical Trials, and has been Principal Investigator and Sub Investigator in over 300 clinical trials.  Many of these trials were for Clostroides difficile infection (CDI), enough that through her impressive recruitment she became known as the Queen of C. difficile in the clinical trial community.  When her patients with Clostroides difficile did not respond to traditional or clinical trial therapies, she resorted to treatment with fecal microbiota transplant.  


As found on Youtube

The Microbiome