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E. Andrew Ochroch, MD Physician

Block Chief, Thoracic Anesthesia Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Professor of Anesthesia and Critical Care in Surgery

Dr. Ochroch is employed by Penn Medicine.

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About Dr. E. Andrew Ochroch

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2008, 2011-2015

Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 1997

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Abington Memorial Hospital
Residency: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


American Board of Anesthesiologists, National American Medical Association, National American Society of Anesthesiology, International Association of University Anesthesiologists, International John Morgan Society, University of Pennsylvania, Local Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiology, Local Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Ochroch is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Perioperative clinical trials

Selected Publications:

Ghadimi, Kamrouz, Jacob T. Gutsche, Harish Ramakrishna, Samuel L. Setegne, Kirk R. Jackson, John G. Augoustides, E. Andrew Ochroch, Stuart J. Weiss, Joseph E. Bavaria, and Albert T. Cheung: Sodium bicarbonate use and the risk of hypernatremia in thoracic aortic surgical patients with metabolic acidosis following deep hypothermic circulatory arrest Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia 19 (3): 454,2016.

Ghadimi, K., Gutsche, J. T., Setegne, S. L., Jackson, K. R., Augoustides, J. G., Ochroch, E. A.& Cheung, A. T.: Severity and Duration of Metabolic Acidosis after Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest for Thoracic Aortic Operations. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. : 2015.

Guay J, Ochroch EA: Effects of Additional Statin Therapy Before Surgery on Postoperative Morbidity and Mortality Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 28 (2): 255-266,2014.

Guay J, Ochroch EA: Steroids for surgery during cardiopulmonary bypass in adults: a meta-analysis Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 26 (1): 36-45,2014.

Guay J, Ochroch EA: Continuing Antiplatelet Therapy Before Heart Surgery with Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Meta-analysis on the Need for Reexploration and Major Outcomes Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 28 (1): 90-97,2014.

Gutsche, Jacob T., Lee Erickson, Kamrouz Ghadimi, John G. Augoustides, Joseph Dimartino, Wilson Y. Szeto, and E. Andrew Ochroch.: Advancing Extubation Time for Cardiac Surgery Patients Using Lean Work Design. Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia epub 9/2014 : 2014.

Kohl, B. A., Hammond, M. S., Cucchiara, A. J., & Ochroch, E. A.: Intravenous GLP-1 (7-36) amide for prevention of hyperglycemia during cardiac surgery: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 28 (3): 618-625,2014.

Liu J, Martinez-Wilson H, Neuman MD, Elkassabany N, Ochroch EA: Outcome of Carotid Endarterectomy after Regional Anesthesia versus General Anesthesia - A Retrospective Study Using Two Independent Databases Translational perioperative and pain medicine 1 (2): 14-21,2014.

Sinha AC, Singh PM, Williams NW, Ochroch EA, Goudra BG: Aprepitant’s Prophylactic Efficacy in Decreasing Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting in Morbidly Obese Patients Undergoing Bariatric Surgery Obesity Surgery 24 : 225-231,2014.

Guay J, Ochroch EA: Beta-Blocking Agents for Surgery: Influence on Mortality and Major Outcomes. A Meta-Analysis Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia 27 (5): 834-44,2013.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care
680 Dulles Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-6308
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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