Dr. Jason Ochroch is the 2019 Resident/Fellow of the Year

Apr 13, 2019

Jason Ochroch, MD, has been named ASRA's 2019 Resident/Fellow of the Year. Dr. Ochroch is a fellow in regional anesthesiology and acute pain medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) in Philadelphia, PA.

The award is given annually to a resident or fellow member of ASRA who has demonstrated outstanding contributions to regional anesthesia or pain medicine; has contributed to the advancement of the profession, welfare of residents, or quality of residency education; serves as a role model and mentor to his or her peers; and embodies the values of ASRA.

Nabil M Elkassabany, MD, MSCE, associate professor and director of Regional and Orthopedic Anesthesiology at Penn, nominated Dr. Ochroch for the award. In his nomination, he described Dr. Ochroch as someone who, “displays tenacity, intellectual curiosity, leadership skills, and epitomizes the consummate team player.” He added that Dr. Ochroch is a strong role model among his peers.

During his anesthesiology residency at Penn, Dr. Ochroch revised the resident educational curriculum and helped to organize the institution’s annual regional anesthesia workshop, which draws participation from residents and fellows across the city. He has contributed articles to the ASRA News along with Dr. Brian Williams, from Pittsburgh, about rebound pain after a nerve block wears off.

A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Ochroch is a native of Pennsylvania, and  holds an undergraduate degree in Biology from the Pennsylvania State University with honors in Biomedical and Veterinary Sciences.

“It is a great honor to win this award. ASRA has been an incredible resource in helping me develop my interests and skills in the growing field of regional anesthesia and acute pain medicine,” Dr. Ochroch said upon learning the news of winning. “I am grateful for this opportunity and look forward to continuing to give back to ASRA and our community.”

Dr. Ochroch accepted his award at the 44th Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting’s “Excellence in ASRA Awards Luncheon,” held April 13, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV.