Margaret Hsieh

IRB Vice Chair

Margaret Hsieh, MD, MS, CIP Castle IRB Vice Chair, is associate professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Pittsburgh. She has been an active member of University of Pittsburgh IRB for the last 20 years, starting as committee member and progressing as vice chair and medical director before becoming the chair in 2019. Her long standing and active career as an emergency physician has provided her with an unique perspective on the challenges of conducting time-sensitive research with vulnerable and often decisionally impaired populations. She has also devoted significant time to educating medical students on tools to perform sound evaluations of medical research to promote their growth as life-long learners and apply evidence-based care for their patients. She serves as vice chair at Castle IRB.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Castle IRB is to protect the rights and welfare of human participants in gene and cell therapy clinical trials while providing efficient, compliant IRB review of research. Using our portfolio of expertise, we strive to be the leading IRB partner in advancing safe, ethical and compliant gene and cell therapy clinical trials to accelerate the next evolution in advanced therapies.