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

Marilyn M. Schapira, MD, MPH 

Professor of Medicine—Clinician-Educator 

Dr. Schapira is a nationally prominent clinical investigator in the field of medical decision-making. Her multidisciplinary research focuses on health literacy including health numeracy and patient-clinician information, informed decision making in cancer treatment and survivorship, and communication of uncertainty at the patient, physician and policy maker level. She has an impressive record of funding. She is associate editor of the Journal of Medical Decision Making. Dr. Schapira is the Associate Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, Director of the Health Policy Research Track of the Masters in Science in Health Policy Program, and the Director of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program. She has been appointed to and elected to leadership roles in several academic societies and national organizations.