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

Michael Chorny, PhD 

Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics 

Dr. Chorny is an innovative independent and collaborative investigator in the field of nanomedicine based therapeutics. His research focuses on the development and evaluation of nanocarriers for targeted delivery of drugs, gene vectors, and cells for cardiovascular disease application and cancer therapy. In 2011, he received the Certificate of Research Excellence from the American Heart Association in recognition of outstanding dedication and achievement in heart disease and stroke research. In 2013, he was named Associate Director of the Center for Targeted Therapeutics and Translational Nanomedicine of the Institute of Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. His publications are in leading journals in his field. He is a member of the Controlled Release Society, the American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy, and the American Heart Association.