Dr. Steven Baertschi

Steve_Baertschi_CircleSteven Baertschi, Ph.D. 
President
Baertschi Consulting, LLC

Dr. Steven Baertschi is President of Baertschi Consulting, LLC, a firm specializing in providing solutions to the most difficult stability, impurity, and formulation issues.  Dr. Baertschi has more than 27 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with a demonstrated track record of innovation and problem-solving. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Lipscomb University (Nashville, TN) in 1980. He obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1989 from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) joining Eli Lilly and Co. (Indianapolis, IN) that same year. Research interests are impurity isolation / structure elucidation, photostability and photochemistry of drugs, mechanisms of drug degradation, reactive intermediates, mass balance investigations, degradation-derived genotoxic (mutagenic) impurities, and drug-excipient interactions. Dr. Baertschi is internationally renowned, organizing / chairing numerous scientific conferences and symposia; he has published more than 50 scientific articles in refereed journals, more than 25 book chapters, and has edited two editions of a book focused on the topic of pharmaceutical stress testing.  He has been a member of the American Chemical Society since 1980, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) since 1993, and was named a Fellow of the AAPS in 2007.