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

Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil

Hannah Wise Professor in Cancer Research 

Dr. Vonderheide is a distinguished and influential leader in cancer immunology and immunotherapy who uses basic research and clinical investigation to advance the understanding of tumor immunology and to develop novel immunotherapies for cancer. He has an impressive history of grant support. He is a standing member of the NIH Cancer Immunopathology and Immunotherapy Study Section. He excels as an educator and mentor in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings. He is a highly sought after speaker at major national and international meetings. He is an active member of the American Association of Cancer Research and currently serves as chair of the Immunology Working Group.