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About the Part-Time Faculty


As of 2023, the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine included 1,776 part-time faculty, representing approximately one-third of the faculty of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Many of the part-time faculty are community-based clinicians who support our school’s teaching and clinical care missions. A substantial number share in research, administrative and program-building collaborations, and many former and emeritus faculty maintain connections with the school of medicine as members of the part-time faculty.

The Department of Medicine has the largest number of part-time faculty, followed by pediatrics, psychiatry, neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, oncology and surgery. Each of these departments is responsible for determining appointments and re-appointments. At a minimum, each part-time faculty member is expected to contribute 20 hours per year of active participation in mission work for the department and the school of medicine through teaching, research, administrative activities or other work deemed appropriate by the department.

Additional recommendations include participation in mentoring and quality assurance, abiding by policies and standards of the school of medicine, and maintaining credentials if appropriate based on their role.

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Advisory Board

The Part-time Faculty Advisory Board (PTFAB) was established in 2010 to continue discussion, advocacy and representation for issues involving the part-time faculty of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The primary goals of the PTFAB are to:

  1. Represent the Part-Time Faculty and the Dean's office.
  2. Foster communication and advocacy between the Part-Time Faculty and their departments.
  3. Promote engagement of the Part-Time Faculty in teaching, research, and patient care missions of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  4. Promote Advocacy, Communication, and Engagement (ACE) between the Part-Time Faculty and School of Medicine related to clinical access, patient services, and communications.

Membership on the PTFAB should be representative of the part-time faculty and their departments. Nominations for membership may be made by department chairs, division directors, the vice dean for faculty, and the assistant dean for part-time faculty. Nominees should be able to represent their departments for at least two years, must be willing to participate in quarterly meetings, communicate consistently with their chairs or directors, and represent the interests of their department and division on the PTFAB.

The PTFAB includes administrative and ad-hoc members, including agents of the school of medicine with ongoing interests in developing the part-time and community-based faculty, and may include marketing and communications, hospital staff offices and the legal department. Others may be invited as needed to address specific issues.

The PTFAB meets virtually on a quarterly basis to recognize that PTFAB members are often far from campus.

Advisory Board Administration

  • Maura McGuire, M.D., Assistant Dean for Part-time Faculty (Chair)
  • Kelly Cotton, MBA, Office of Part Time Faculty Administrator

Advisory Board Members

  • Melissa Brinn, M.D., Director, Continuity Clinic Rotation, All Children’s Pediatric Residency Program
  • Paul Celano, M.D., Assistant Professor, Oncology and Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Sajida Chaudry, M.B.B.S., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Michael Crocetti, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Holly Dahlman, M.D., Green Spring Internal Medicine
  • Sharon Dlhosh, M.D., MPH, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Assistant Director, Longitudinal and Advanced Ambulatory Clerkships
  • Bob Dudas, M.D., Chief of Academic Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital 
  • Jessica Merkel-Keller, M.D., Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Susan Molinaro, M.D., Park Medical Associates, Instructor of Medicine
  • Ira Papel, M.D., Professor of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • Stephen Martin, M.D., Instructor of Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Leo Rotello, M.D., Office Medical Director, Suburban Hospital (Intensivists)
  • William (Bill) Saway, M.D., Columbia Medical Practice
  • Jenel Wyatt, M.D., JHCP Germantown, Instructor of Medicine
  • Alice Lee, M.D., Faculty Senator for Part-Time Faculty
  • Kelly Koay, M.D., Faculty Senator for Part-Time Faculty
  • Tina Kumra, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Director Longitudinal Ambulatory Clerkship
  • Rameen Molavi, M.D., President, Park Medical

Ex Officio Members

Faculty Senate Representatives

  • Alice Lee, M.D., Faculty Senator for Part-Time Faculty
  • Kelly Koay, M.D., Faculty Senator for Part-Time Faculty
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Our Mission Pillars

Part-time faculty may engage in the mission through the same core processes as full-time faculty. As referenced in the Blue Book, considerations for the appointment or promotion of part-time faculty involves increased focus on clinical activities, teaching and service. As discussed in the Silver Book, reputation beyond the school of medicine and evidence of creative scholarship in research, education, clinical distinction, program-building and service are considered in the promotion process, and constitute pillars of membership in the part-time faculty.

  • Teaching undergraduate or graduate learners, or contributing to professional development of other physicians and health professionals, can distinguish a part-time faculty member in the area of education. Several teaching awards specifically for part-time faculty are available through our school of medicine and distinguish exceptional effort.

  • Membership in the Johns Hopkins Medicine community implies dedication to clinical excellence, lifelong learning and professional development and providing the highest quality patient care.

  • Participation in development of new knowledge is a core mission of the school of medicine. Part-time faculty can participate in this mission through collaborations with investigators from the full-time faculty, or through translational research or thought participation in precision and individualized health initiatives.

  • The departments and school of medicine offer many opportunities for part-time faculty to contribute in service. Hosting or mentoring students, representing community faculty in department committee work, and community service opportunities are often available.

    Developing effective health care delivery systems that address needs of populations was recognized as part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim. Part-time faculty with specific areas of clinical expertise or experience in improving quality, safety and high-value care can contribute valuable knowledge to the school of medicine.


Faculty Development, Appointments & Promotions

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To support our tripartite mission of research, education and clinical care, the School of Medicine supports two academic promotions tracks. The traditional Academic Scholarship track is designed to recognize and advance the careers of individuals who focus primarily on research, discovery and peer-reviewed publication. The Clinical Excellence Promotion Track, which became active in 2019, is designed to recognize, reward, and advance the careers of faculty whose primary academic focus, professional effort, and time commitment is the delivery and teaching of clinically excellent patient care. In 2022 the School of Medicine adopted a more diverse set of criteria recognizing scholarship and leadership roles for the rank of assistant professor. Part time faculty may participate in faculty development opportunities to support their progression and growth as Hopkins faculty. Please see here for more information on our academic promotions tracks and process.

Visit the Office of Faculty Development 

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