Mary Anne Hinkson, MBA, Vice President, Research Operations, is responsible for managing all operational aspects of the scientific centers and ensuring that operating goals and performance standards are met. In this role, Mary Anne drives research excellence and operational efficiency and champions efforts to enhance customer service and promote ongoing process improvement. Additionally, she ensures ongoing training and education of research staff and foster relationships with sponsors and physicians conducting clinical trials.

Mary Anne brings more than 15 years of domestic and global regulatory and clinical experience in both the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, including ten years of leadership experience in clinical research. Prior to this position, she was the Scientific Center Administrative Director for the MedStar Clinical Research Center in Baltimore.

Prior to joining MedStar Health Research Institute, she served as the Senior Manager of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for both pharmaceutical and medical device companies, where she was responsible for the implementation and operations of their clinical research programs. Her experience makes her uniquely adept at program development, start-up, and process re-engineering of research operations.

Mary Anne received her MBA degree from George Washington University. She also received her BS in Health Care Management and began her career as a cardiovascular technologist.