Michael L. Kochman, MD, FACP is the Wilmott Family Professor of Medicine and Professor of Medicine in Surgery in the Gastroenterology Division at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kochman is the Vice-Chair of Medicine for Clinical Services. Dr. Kochman is a graduate of Northwestern University and the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago. Dr. Kochman has served many local and national societies in a variety of positions. His current major national commitments are to the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) and to the Natural Orifice Surgery Consortium for Assessment and Research (NOSCAR). Dr. Kochman also served as treasurer of the ASGE Foundation, and was a Councilor of the ASGE Governing Board. The ASGE has also recognized him as the ‘Master Endoscopist’.