Mission Statement

Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) works with the leadership, faculty and administrators of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Health System to support an overarching goal of PENN Medicine - the implementation of the highest standards of excellence in academic medicine.  The mission of FAPD is to support this goal by facilitating the recruitment and appointment, promotion, and retention of distinguished faculty. Read more

Recently Promoted Faculty

Edward A. Ochroch, MD, MSCE

Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Ochroch excels as an academic vascular and thoracic anesthesiologist. He investigates chronic pain prevention and outcomes improvement after cardiovascular surgery. He has served as Chief of Thoracic and Vascular Anesthesia since 2002, Director of Thoracic Anesthesiology since 2003, and Director of Clinical Research since 2005. He was elected into the prestigious Association of University Anesthesiologists in 2007. He is an editorial board member of Local and Regional Anesthesia and Analgesia, ISRN Anesthesiology, and the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. He received the Outstanding Teaching of the Year Award from the anesthesiology residents in 2013. He serves as an oral board examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiologists. He is invited to lecture nationally and internationally. He serves on numerous committees for the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists and the American Society of Anesthesiology.