US Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, Maryland
Dr. Ahmed Zidan is currently a senior pharmacologist staff at the Office of Testing and Research of CDER at FDA. Dr Zidan is also Adjunct Professor of Pharmaceutics and industrial Pharmacy at Zagazig University. Prior joining FDA, Dr Zidan served as Associate Professor of Pharmaceutics at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. Dr Zidan received his B.S. and M.S. degree in Pharmaceutics from Zagazig University, Egypt, and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the Howard University. Dr. Zidan has made significant contributions in implementing quality by design (QbD) in the formulation and process design of oral and transdermal drug products, for which he was recognized for various FDA awards. He has made significant contribution in identifying the CQAs of drug products manufactured by emergent technologies such as 3D printing and continuous manufacturing. Dr. Zidan is a member of various working groups at FDA such as Nanotechnology, Transdermal and Additive Manufacturing. He has published over 70 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in these fields.