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

Carrie A. Sims, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine

Dr. Sims excels as an academic trauma surgeon. Her research focuses on hemorrhagic shock, novel resuscitative strategies, traumatic brain injury, and the endocrinology of trauma and critical illness. She was named Research Director of the Division of Traumatology in Surgical Critical Care and Emergency Surgery in 2011. She is recognized as an outstanding clinician and, in her role as the unit-based clinical leader for Dulles 6 in HUP, she has implemented a number of patient care initiatives. She is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of a number of other professional and scientific societies including the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Association for Academic Surgery.