Daniel Mazziotta is Professor of Clinical Chemistry at National University of La Plata (1989-), Director of the External Quality Assessment Program of the Argentine Biochemical Foundation ( 1987-) and Director of the Reference and Standardization Laboratory in Clinical Biochemistry of Argentine Biochemical Foundation (1997). He graduated in Chemistry in 1974 and Biochemistry, Clinical Orientation in 1976 at the National University of La Plata, Argentina. From 1974 to 1982, he served the Central Laboratory Service of the Hospital San Juan de Dios of La Plata working for the Intensive Care Unit and the Heart and Lung Functional Exploration Service. He became a member of the Central Commission of External Quality Control of the Ministry of Health of Province of Buenos Aires in 1978 and he was the organizer of External Quality Control Program for the same Ministry from 1980 to 1986.
Professor Mazziotta was a member of the Executive Board of the Specialists on Biological Analyses Association between 1984 and 1986. Also, he was Secretary of the Biochemical Federation of the Province of Buenos Aires from 1986 to 1992. He has been member of the Permanent Scientific Section of the Latin-American Confederation of Clinical Biochemistry since 1987. He was National Representative of Argentina in several IFCC General Conferences.
He is member of the Editorial Board of Acta Bioquimica Clinica Latinoamericana, the official journal of the Latin-American Confederation of Clinical Biochemistry (COLABIOCLI). He was Member of the Intercontinental Board of Accreditation and Quality Assurance journal.
He received the American Association of Clinical Chemistry International Fellowship Award in 2000. He was designed as Honorary National Member of the Argentine Medical Association and Member of Honor of the Cuban Society of Clinical Pathology in 2004.In 2006 receives the award to the Professional Career in Argentina.
He has developed intensive post-graduate education courses on Quality Control covering all Argentina as well many Latin-American countries, including Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Venezuela and Brazil. He acts as adviser and professor for the Pan-American Health Organization in Guatemala and Ecuador.
Professor Mazziotta has been active in the IFCC since 1992 when he was a corresponding member of the Committee on Analytical Quality (C-AQ) of the Education and Management Division. In 1994 he became member of the Nomination Committee and in 1997 became a member of the C-AQ. Between 1998 and 2002, he was the chairman of the same committee (C-AQ). In 2002, he was elected to a three year term as a Member of the IFCC Executive Board and was re-elected to that position in 2005 for the term 2006-2008.