Boehmer chosen as new College of Medicine associate dean for faculty affairs

October 03, 2018

HERSHEY, Pa. — Dr. John Boehmer, professor of medicine and surgery, and former president of the Penn State College of Medicine Faculty Organization, has been selected as the College of Medicine's new associate dean for faculty affairs. He will replace Dr. Carol Weisman when she steps down as associate dean in July 2019.

Boehmer has served the College of Medicine faculty in multiple capacities, including as counselor, president-elect and president of the Faculty Organization, and as a member of the University Promotion and Tenure Committee.

Active in clinical research, he has earned both industry and National Institutes of Health-sponsored awards. Boehner served on several NIH review sections, including as chair of the Clinical Integrative Cardiovascular study section for two years.

An engaged clinician and gifted cardiologist, he currently directs the Heart Failure Program and Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and was the medical director of Cardiac Transplantation for many years.

Boehmer has been a member of the Penn State University Faculty Senate since 2001 and served as committee chair for the University Planning Committee. He was elected by his peers as secretary of the Faculty Senate in 2007-08, and was a member of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the President of the University that year. From 2012 to 2014, Boehmer served as chair of the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee of the University Faculty Senate.

“Dr. Boehmer’s journey of clinical care, research, teaching and service have given him extensive exposure to the challenges faced by faculty members across the faculty lifespan and across disciplines,” said Dan Shapiro, vice dean for faculty and administrative affairs. “I am confident he will serve our faculty with distinction.”

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Last Updated October 04, 2018