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

J. William Gaynor, MD

Professor of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Gaynor has achieved international acclaim in pediatric cardiac surgery. He investigates neurodevelopmental disabilities and outcomes associated with congenital heart disease and cardiac surgery, with a particular focus on genetic modifiers of outcomes. His numerous and noteworthy scholarly contributions are in leading journals including The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, PLoS One and The New England Journal of Medicine. He is editor of Operative Techniques in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. He is a grant reviewer for the American Heart Association and the NIH. He is a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, The Society of University Surgeons, and the American College of Cardiology.