Stephanie Abbuhl, MD

Stephanie Abbuhl MD is Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and is Executive Director of FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women, a unique faculty development program funded by the Dean to recruit, retain and advance women faculty and to promote women’s health research. She is board certified in both emergency medicine and internal medicine and completed the ELAM (Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine) fellowship in 2005. Dr. Abbuhl played a key role in the evolution of EM into a full academic department at Penn and over the years has served in several leadership positions including Interim Chair, Medical Director for 14 years, Fellowship Director, and Vice Chair from 2004-present. Her primary research interests include establishing evidence-based best practices for faculty development and investigating gender issues surrounding careers in medicine. Dr. Abbuhl’s awards have included the 2012 AAMC Group on Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Development Award; the 2013 Trustee’s Council of Penn Women-Provost Award at Penn for leadership in advancing women at the University of Pennsylvania; and the 2015 Arthur Asbury Outstanding Mentoring Award at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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