April 28th, 2021

It’s been fun to introduce you to OrthoCarolina Research Institute (OCRI) team members! Their expertise is integral to our mission of moving orthopedic research forward.

The work our staff does on a daily basis ultimately improves patient care for everyone who walks through the doors at OrthoCarolina.

We are grateful for their hard work and we are excited for you to get to know the people who make this research institute run. Find more OCRI Team Spotlight profiles, here. Now, this week we’d like to introduce you to another one of OCRI’s Certified Clinical Research Coordinators…

Give it up for Alexis Ready!

Q: What do you do at OCRI as a Certified Clinical Research Coordinator?

A: I am responsible for several research projects conducted primarily with the OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center providers. Of the projects I am the lead on, two that stand out are a periposthetic joint infection (PJI) study and a Clinical Trial project. The PJI study with Dr. Thomas Fehring is investigating Single-Stage surgery treatment in PJI. The IDE Clinical Trial looks at a cementless tibial implant in medial partial knee replacements with Dr. Mark Suprock in Huntersville, both of which have been ongoing since I started with the team.

How long have you been at OCRI?

A: 5 short years

Q: Why is your role important to the organization and our mission?

My role is critical to our mission which includes improving the quality of life for patients and educating the medical community. This is achieved through the success of the studies that OCRI undertakes.

Whether it is a large-scale clinical trial, a smaller investigator-initiated research idea (or somewhere in-between), the coordinator role is much like the blood that circulates to keep the body going. We make sure that each study is managed appropriately, and we do a tremendous amount of multi-tasking behind the scenes to ensure a project is moving forward to completion.

Alexis Ready with members of the OrthoCarolina Periprosthetic Joint Infection Clinic’s research team. From left to right: Alexis Ready, Dr. Thomas Fehring, Dr. Brian Curtin, Dr. Keith Fehring, Dr. Bryan Springer, Taylor Rowe)
Q: What do you enjoy most about your job?

A: I love the interactions I have with our study patients. I enjoy developing those relationships over the years. We also have an amazing team of individuals that work at OCRI and I love working alongside research’s best, brightest, and most dedicated team.

Q: Do you have any hobbies?

A: My favorite activities include skiing, video games, flying my drone and editing my GoPro videos, along with anything my kids are into at any given time. I would add traveling, but I don’t get to do it nearly enough as I desire to so I’m not sure it qualifies as a hobby.

We love having Alexis on our team. CLICK HERE to meet more team members.