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

Samantha F. Butts, MD, MSCE

Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Butts is a nationally prominent reproductive endocrinologist and infertility specialist. Her research focuses on reproductive aging and the effect of periconceptional exposures such as obesity, environmental toxicants and micronutrients on human oocytes, fertility potential, treatment efficacy and perinatal outcomes. She is an outstanding educator and mentor of medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows. She developed a curriculum for the residents in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and directs the redesigned resident rotations. To enhance residency education in addition to providing fertility care to the underserved, she established a residents’ clinic in the Helen O. Dickens Center for Women. Dr. Butts received the Faculty Teaching Award for Excellence in Resident Education in her department and the National Faculty Award from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2011.