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

Joshua H. Atkins, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care—Clinician-Educator

Dr. Atkins is a nationally and internationally prominent anesthesiologist, particularly in the fields of otorhinologic anesthesia and neurosurgical anesthesia. His innovative research focuses on respiratory physiology, respiratory monitoring, and complex airway management. He was named Director of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Anesthesia at HUP in 2012. He makes substantial educational contributions. He is an oral examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the Steering Committee for Airway Management/ Head and Neck Anesthesia of the Anesthesia Toolbox, an innovative online national resident training initiative. He is Co-Director of the Penn-China Anesthesia Partnership, a program that mentors visiting clinicians and researchers, develops and delivers didactic programming in China for leading institutions and organizations, and serves to identify and develop opportunities for Penn students, trainees, and faculty to engage with peer institutions in China. He is a founding member of the Society for Head and Neck Anesthesia.