Synthetic Organic Medicinal Chemist Specializing in Discovery, Drug Development, and Process Research and Development

Technical Consultant #1779


  • Synthetic organic medicinal chemistry discovery.
  • Drug development, process research.
  • Outsourcing of drug research and development and manufacture.


Undisclosed Company, 1998 - Present

  • Editorial Advisory Board

Schering-Plough, Bloomfield, Union, and Kenilworth, NJ, 1965 - 2004

  • Research Section Leader, Discovery Research
  • Director of Process Research and Development
  • Director of Sourcing and New Technology

Kuraray America Inc., Consultant, 2004 - 2010

  • Senior Advisor (consultant)

Professional Accomplishments

  • Invented the process for making halazepam.
  • Discovery of, and process for, quazepam.
  • Completed the processes for: Ezetimibe (Zetia), loratadine (Claritin), and posaconazole (Noxafil).
  • As Director of Sourcing and New Technology, supervised the outsourcing of intermediates for all new drug candidates undergoing clinical trials.

Honors & Publications


  • Rutgers University Scholarship
  • Rutgers University Teaching Assistantship
  • University of Kansas Teaching Assistantship
  • National Institutes of Health Predoctoral Fellowship

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society
  • The New York Academy of Science
  • Sigma Xi (Science)
  • Rho Chi (Pharmacy)
  • Phi Lambda Upsilon (Chemistry)
  • Fellow, The American Institute of Chemists

Publications and Patents

  • Publications: Eighteen
  • Patents: Thirty-five
  • Merck Index - Halazepam and quazepam
  • Editorial Board of Contract Pharma Journal


  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
  • M.S. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
  • B.S. Pharmacy, Rutgers University, Newark, NJ
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