Faculty Development and Career Advancement


Faculty development and career advancement (FDCA) programs can facilitate academic rank advancement, better prepare faculty for leadership opportunities, increase satisfaction and engagement in the workplace, increase retention of faculty and improve work-life balance.

The core mission of the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine FDCA Program is to provide all faculty members with the requisite knowledge, training, mentorship, and sponsorship to succeed in academic medicine. Our goal is to ensure that each faculty member is well-positioned to have their academic career-building and psychosocial needs met to attain this success. Moreover, we aim to establish an atmosphere that promotes JEDI principles, dignity, and well-being for all individuals and is capable of adaptability over time to meet new challenges in healthcare delivery and academic medicine.

Our Team

Robert A. Whittington, MD

Robert A. Whittington, MD

Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Career Advancement

As the Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Career Advancement, Dr. Whittington leads activities related to academic career development and recognition in the within DAPM. He also serves as the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Mentorship, and Recognition in the DGSOM. Since 2013, Dr. Whittington has been actively involved in faculty development and academic career advancement programming as Assistant Dean for Academic Development, Faculty Diversity, and Inclusion at Columbia.

Barbara M. VandeWiele, MD

Barbara M. VandeWiele, MD

Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Shevaughn Marchese

Shevaughn Marchese

Faculty Development and Career Advancement Program Manager

Faculty Development Programs

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DGSOM Faculty Development Lecture Series

October to May: first Thursday of the month @ 4-5 PM

The virtual Faculty Development Lecture Series (FDLS) is targeted to the specific needs of faculty and is tailored to help them in their academic trajectory.

Meetings and Conferences



Submission Deadlines 

Registration Deadlines 


October 13 - 17 | San Francisco, CA 

CLOSED (Submission info

Early Bird: August 15 , Advanced: October 12 , Onsite: October 17 

(To register

ASRA Annual Pain Medicine Meeting 

November 10-11, 2023 | New Orleans, LA 



ASRA Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting 

March 21, 2024 | San Diego, CA 



SOAP Annual Meeting 

May 2-5, 2024 | Denver, Colorado 



IARS, AUA, SOCCA Annual Meeting 

May 16-20, 2024 | Seattle, WA 



SCA Annual Meeting 

April 27-30, 2024 | Toronto, Canada 



SPA Annual Meeting 

October 13, 2023 | San Francisco, CA 



SPA-AAP Pediatric Anesthesiology 

April 12-14, 2024 | Anaheim, CA 



SNACC Annual Meeting 

September 8-10, 2023 | Alexandria, Virginia 


Early: July 10, Standard: August 23, Onsite: September 10 

(To register

CSA Annual Meeting 

April 4-7, 2024 | Anaheim, CA 



APSF Stoelting Conference 

September 6-7, 2023 | Las Vegas, NV 



Echo Week 

February 15-18, 2024 | Atlanta 



SPPM Annual Meeting 

April 11, 2024 | Anaheim, CA 



CSA Summer Anesthesia Conference 

July 17-21, 2023 | Oahu, Ko'Olina 


To register 

CSA Fall Anesthesia Conference 

November 6-10, 2023 | Koloa, HI 


To register