Audit, Compliance & Privacy

The Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy, in support of the University and Penn Medicine, provides services in three distinct disciplines – audit, compliance and privacy with auditing, including the University and Penn Medicine Operational and Financial Audit construction projects and Information Technology and Systems.

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Vice President Gregory J. Pellicano

Gregory J. Pellicano is Vice President of the Office of Audit, Compliance & Privacy (OACP). OACP functions in partnership with University and Penn Medicine management to anticipate and aggressively manage risks across a broad spectrum, including operational, financial, compliance and information technology. OACP’s Internal Audit function works with management to help ensure the integrity of Penn's systems of internal control and strong stewardship and management accountability at all levels. The Institutional Compliance function manages Penn’s 215-P-Comply confidential hotline, and partners with management to help ensure that University and Penn Medicine faculty, staff and students maintain the highest ethical standards, and abide by all legal requirements, policies, and procedures. The University Privacy function collaborates with Schools and Centers to help ensure compliance with the Family Education and Privacy Act, which protects the privacy of student education records, while the Penn Medicine Privacy function helps ensure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which include the standards for protecting patient health information.

Mr. Pellicano joined Penn in 2015 from Shire Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceuticals company where he was Vice President and Deputy Chief Compliance Officer overseeing a comprehensive compliance program covering operations in 29 countries. Prior to his compliance role, Mr. Pellicano was Vice President and Chief Audit Executive of Shire’s global risk-based Internal Audit function. Mr. Pellicano has also held various senior level financial management positions focused on risk and assurance, internal control and compliance at MBNA, PricewaterhouseCoopers and CoreStates Financial Corporation during his over 30 year career.

Mr. Pellicano earned his BSBA and MBA from Drexel University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).