Excel Medical Clinical Trials was founded by Dr. Seth J. Baum, MD, FACC, FACPM, FAHA, FNLA, FASPC. Dr. Baum is a graduate of Columbia College and Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, completed training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Electrophysiology.

Dr. Baum has practiced Preventive Cardiology and Clinical Lipidology since 2000. He is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the National Lipid Association, and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. Dr. Baum is a past President of the American Society for Preventive Cardiology (ASPC). He currently serves on both the ASPC and Family Heart Foundation Lp(a) Advisory Boards. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts as well as two books. In 2013, he was awarded Cleveland Heart Lab’s “Heart Award” for lifelong dedication to Preventive Medicine. In 2019, Dr. Baum received Mended Hearts’ biennial Dwight Emary Harken Award. Dr. Baum is the Founder and Chief Medical Officer of Excel Medical Clinical Trials, LLC, a consortium of clinicians dedicated to the safe and professional conduct of high-level scientific trials. He has served as Principal Investigator in over 100 clinical trials covering a broad band of disease states. Since 2022 he has been the Chief Scientific Officer for Flourish Research, a leading national clinical research company.

Dr. Baum is clinical affiliate professor of Cardiology at FAU Medical School. He actively consults in Clinical Lipidology and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and continues to offer lipoprotein apheresis for patients in southeast and central Florida. He is the Chief Scientific Officer of Flourish Research.

Who Does Excel Serve?

Excel Medical Clinical Trials, LLC is a multi-physician research site dedicated to the finest conduct of medical clinical trials. We established our company because of our passion to fill a much-needed void in clinical research. Rather than following the status quo of silos of isolated physicians and even non-physicians in clinical research, we sought to bring clinicians together under the aegis of a single entity, one solely devoted to research.

Excel Medical Clinical Trials capitalizes on the extensive research experience of its founder and core clinical team, along with the vast patient base of its constituent physicians. We are a clinician-owned and operated research site. Excel Medical Clinical Trials, LLC distinguishes itself in this and many other ways. Our doctors have not only the research experience, but also the clinical expertise required to safely conduct top-quality scientific research.

Our principal priority is always patient safety, a tenet held by all excellent physicians. The consortium of clinicians comprising Excel Medical Clinical Trials possesses a passion for medical and scientific excellence as well as a desire to advance the field of Medicine through its research efforts.

Our non-physician team is equally exceptional. With years of experience in research at the finest academic institutions, they emphasize and deliver care and precision in the conduct of all our clinical trials.

We are a unique company and we are proud to represent Boca Raton as its premier research site. Welcome

Excel Medical Clinical Trials is now a part of Flourish Research.

Being a part of Flourish Research means Excel can offer the community the best opportunities to participate in more trials that advance life-changing therapeutics.


Flourish sites are still managed by the local physicians, clinical and support staff that you have come to know and trust.

Our Mission & Vision

Advancing the health and wellness of society through clinical trials.

Our Core Values

We Respect and Care for ALL

  • We honor ourselves and others.
  • We celebrate a culture of belonging and recognition.

We Do the Right Thing

  • We are honest and ethical – even if it’s the hard thing to do.
  • We live diversity authentically and organically.

We Own Our Actions

  • We are accountable to our employees, our clients, and our community.
  • We are aligned in our thoughts, words, focus and actions.

We Are Collaborative and Have a Can-Do Attitude

  • We work together towards optimal solutions.
  • We have a positive and innovative approach.

We Have the Highest Standards

  • We are consistent and reliable with meticulous attention to detail.
  • We relentlessly pursue perfection.

Meet Our Leaders

Our most important asset is our people, and the
leadership team is proud to serve them.

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