Philadelphia — Penn Dental Medicine announces the promotion of Dr. Eric Stoopler to the position of Professor of Oral Medicine, effective July 1, 2018. Dr. Stoopler has been a member of the School’s Oral Medicine faculty since 2002, joining the Department as an Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine and serving as an Associate Professor of Oral Medicine since 2011. He earned his DMD from Penn Dental Medicine in 1999 and completed the Oral Medicine Residency Program here in 2002.
“Dr. Stoopler is highly respected as an educator and clinician and for his leadership within the field of Oral Medicine,” says Interim Dean Dana Graves. “This is a well-deserved promotion.”
Since 2007, Dr. Stoopler has served as Director of the School’s Oral Medicine Residency Program and Director of the Oral Medicine Externship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He previously served as Director of the Oral Diagnosis and Emergency Clinics from 2004 to 2007. Presently, he maintains an active clinical oral medicine practice at the University of Pennsylvania Health System and is a consultant to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
Dr. Stoopler has been recognized for teaching excellence with several awards throughout his academic career, including the University’s Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching, the Martin S. Greenberg, D.D.S. Teaching Award in Oral Medicine, and the Basic Science Teaching Award. He is the first dental school faculty member to be elected to Penn Medicine’s Academy of Master Clinicians. Dr. Stoopler is currently serving as President of the American Academy of Oral Medicine.