Anca Dobrian, PhD, is now the Vice-Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FA&PD) and will oversee FA&PD, Institutional Wellness, Growth and Retention and Continuing Medical Education (CME).

Dr. Dobrian is a 20-year veteran of the EVMS basic science research faculty who also holds important academic and administrative roles. A Professor of Physiological Sciences, Dr. Dobrian is Assistant Vice-Provost of Growth and Retention and Director of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Programs.

She has developed curricula across graduate and medical education and has extensive experience mentoring medical students, graduate students and fellows. She has a long-demonstrated commitment to promote diversity and inclusion. In addition to her educational responsibilities, Dr. Dobrian is a talented scientist. Her research focus on obesity and co-morbidities has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Department of Defense and pharmaceutical industry.

Dr. Dobrian is a Master Educator in the EVMS Fine Academy of Educators. She has represented EVMS on the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies of the AAMC since 2017 and is an appointed member of the Graduate Research Education and Teaching group of AAMC. Dr. Dobrian is part of the EVMS team funded by the ChangeMedEd consortium of the AMA to integrate social determinants of health into the medical curriculum.

She holds a chemical engineering degree from the Polytechnic Institute in Bucharest and a PhD in cell and molecular biology from the Romanian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Cellular Biology and Pathology “Nicolae Simionescu.” She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in vascular physiology from EVMS. Dr. Dobrian has been a Fellow of American Heart Association since 2006.