Vinod P. Shah, PhD

Vinod Shah

Title: Pharmaceutical Consultant, President
Company: VPS Consulting
Location: North Potomac, Maryland, United States

Vinod Shah, Pharmaceutical Consultant and President at VPS Consulting, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of pharmaceutical consultation and research.

Dr. Shah earned a Bachelor of Arts in pharmacy from the University of Madras in 1959. He immigrated to the United States shortly afterward, in 1960, to pursue further education at the University of California, San Francisco, where he earned a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry in 1964. He worked as a pharmaceutical research and development chemist for Sarabhai Chemicals in India, and in 1969, he became a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, San Francisco. In 1975, Dr. Shah left the university to accept a role as a senior research chemist and technical coordinator for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and in 1981, he rose to the rank of pharmacokinetics reviewer. In 1984, he became a branch chief of the FDA, in 1988, he became an assistant director, and in 1990, he became an associate director. Stepping back from administrative work, he took a position as a senior research scientist at the FDA in 1994, where he worked for more than a decade until his departure in 2005.

After leaving the FDA, Dr. Shah started his own company, VPS Consulting, where he has worked as a pharmaceutical consultant ever since. He is additionally a researcher at Topical Drug Products, and an expert consultant at NDA Partners LLC. Over the course of his career, Dr. Shah has been a part of many notable scientific developments, including in-vitro release and dissolution methodology for topical, transdermal, and water-insoluble drugs, as well as bioanalytical methods of validation. He is a fellow of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the International Pharmaceutical Federation, the latter of which awarded him a Lifetime Achievement Award in Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2012. As a testament to his success, expertise, and experience, Dr. Shah has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, and Who’s Who in the World.

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