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

Yu-Xiao Yang, MD, MSCE 

Associate Professor of Medicine

Dr. Yang is a pioneer in the relatively new field of pharmacologic epidemiologist. His research focuses on evaluating the safety and efficacy of existing pharmacological therapies for gastrointestinal epithelial pathologies and delineating the epidemiologic risk factors predisposing to gastrointestinal cancers to develop risk tailored cancer prevention approaches. Dr. Yang has contributed publications in leading journals including The Journal of the American Medical Association, Gastroenterology, and Cancer. He is associate editor of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety and Annals of Internal Medicine. He has been appointed to the Clinical Guidelines Committee and the Clinical Practice and Quality Management Committee of the American Gastroenterological Association.