Meet The Center For Cough Team

Dr. Mandel Sher

Dr. Mandel Sher

Cough Specialist

Dr. Mandel Sher is the Principal Investigator for all clinical trials at Center for Cough.  Dr. Sher is assisted by the Center for Cough team who are specifically trained and skilled in successfully managing a clinical research study.  Some of the responsibilities of the Clinical Research Center’s team are:

  • Screening and enrolling qualified volunteers
  • Following the study protocol
  • Coordinating treatment and visits
  • Complying with regulatory requirements for clinical trials
  • Maintaining complete and accurate records

Clinical Research Center’s team members have long-term experience in caring for patients, especially those with chronic respiratory illnesses.  All of the Clinical Research Center’s team are selected based on their attention to detail, knowledge, skills, and organizational skills needed to successfully manage a clinical research study.  Equally important are their personal attributes including effective communication skills and patient-centered “can do” attitude to accommodate scheduling requests.



Nurse Practitioner


Lori is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner with over six years of patient care experience. She graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa with a Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, in 2015, after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Central Florida in 2012. Before joining Dr. Mandel Sher and Center for Cough, Lori worked at Tampa General Hospital and UF Health Shands Hospital. She has extensive experience mentoring registered nurses, is an active member of nursing professional and honor societies, and has received peer recognition for her scholarship, clinical skills, and leadership.

Our administrative team is under the supervision of Sheila, Center for Cough’s Practice Director. The administrative team is often our patients’ first point of contact by telephone, or during an office visit. Service, courtesy, and knowledge are their hallmarks of excellence. Whether it’s scheduling, insurance and payment, travel accommodations, or other administrative logistics to make your visit satisfying, Center for Cough’s Administrative team is ready to assist you.

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