Mission Statement

Faculty Affairs and Professional Development (FAPD) works with the leadership, faculty and administrators of the Perelman School of Medicine and the Health System to support an overarching goal of PENN Medicine - the implementation of the highest standards of excellence in academic medicine.  The mission of FAPD is to support this goal by facilitating the recruitment and appointment, promotion, and retention of distinguished faculty. Read more

Recently Promoted Faculty

Joel M. Gelfand, MD, MSCE

Professor of Dermatology 

Dr. Gelfand is an internationally recognized physician-scientist in the investigation of the epidemiology and natural history of psoriasis. His influential research focuses on outcomes and comorbidities in psoriasis. He has a highly successful history of securing funding for his research. He established the Clinical Studies Unit in his department and serves as Medical Director. He was named Director of the Psoriasis and Phototherapy Treatment Center in 2015. His publications are in leading journals including the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology, and the British Medical Journal. In 2013, he was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Dermatological Society. Dr. Gelfand received the Excellence in Teaching Epidemiology Award from the department of biostatistics and epidemiology in 2015. He was elected President of the American Society for Dermatoepidemiology in 2015.