Horacio N. Pappa, CQE, Ph.D.

Director – General Chapters, Global Science and Standards Division, U.S. Pharmacopeia


Dr. Pappa has been with USP since 2003. He is currently the Director of the General Chapters Department, Science division of the USP. He provides scientific leadership to a team of scientific liaisons responsible for the activities of six different expert committees that cover the majority of the USP General Chapters. Horacio earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires. He has authored many publications and peer-reviewed articles and is a frequent speaker and instructor on topics related to Chromatography and Validation. Prior to joining USP, he worked in the pharmaceutical industry in QA/QC. Horacio held the position of Assistant Professor of Quality Control in the Faculty of Pharmacy at Buenos Aires University, and Executive Secretary of the Argentine Pharmacopeia in the period 1997-2001. He is a Quality Engineer certified by the American Society for Quality.

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