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APT Committee

Appointment, Promotion and Tenure of Faculty (APT) Committee

The Medicine Appointment, Promotion and Tenure (APT) Committee is a vital part of the Department of Medicine’s goal of fostering professional growth among our faculty. This committee performs detailed reviews of nominee credentials, providing essential advice to the Chair regarding each candidate’s suitability for promotion and/or tenure.

Committee members are selected specifically to provide a diverse group of clinician educators and scientific investigators reflective of the variety of individuals and disciplines within the Department of Medicine.


Melissa McDiarmid, MD, MPH
Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Committee Members

Eileen Barry, PhD
Geographic Medicine/Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health

Michael Benitez, MD
Cardiovascular Medicine

Anna Birukova, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Claire Fraser, PhD
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition/Institute of Genomic Science

Bruce Greenwald, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Jeffrey Hasday, MD
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Marc Hochberg, MD, MPH
Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology

Arif Hussain, MD
Hematology Oncology/Program in Oncology

Raya Kheirbek, MD, MPH 
Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Braxton Mitchell, PhD 
Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition

Jean-Pierre Raufman, MD
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Alice Ryan, PhD
Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine

Katherine Tkaczuk, MD
Hematology Oncology/Program in Oncology

Terry Watnick, MD

Faculty are strongly encouraged to attend a promotion preparation workshop lead by the UMSOM Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development early in their careers.  This training is specifically designed to help candidates prepare required teaching and clinical (if applicable) portfolios for the promotion process.  To find available dates, please go to the SOM Calendar and type “Preparing for Promotion” in the site search box.  Pre-registration is required for this course.

For questions regarding the promotion process in the Department of Medicine or the Medicine APT Committee specifically, please contact Robyn Crandell

University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) APT Committee

Please visit the UMSOM Office of Academic Affairs section of our website to access the school's APT Committee, Advisory Committee, and for a complete list of APT Partners by department.

UMSOM APT Committee