Faculty Affairs Steering Committee

The Faculty Affairs Steering Committee (FAST) provides an avenue for bidirectional communication between the Dean’s Office and leadership in School of Medicine departments. FAST members support key functions of faculty life including academic personnel management and faculty development. Members of FAST support a positive and equitable work climate in their departments, one that supports growth, development, wellbeing and importantly, healthy and open interactions with each other. FAST members can be a resource for faculty who want to discuss concerns or who are navigating career challenges.

Departmental Representatives

Anesthesiology – Madhav Swaminathan, MD

Cell Biology – Blanche Capel, PhD

Dermatology – Daniela Kroshinsky MD, MPH

Family Medicine and Community Health – Greg Sawin, MD, MPH

Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences – Walter Lee, MD

Medicine – Laura Svetkey, MD, MHS, and Carla Brady, MD

Neurology – Daniel Laskowitz, MD

Neurosurgery – Patrick Codd, MD

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Cindy Amundsen, MD

Ophthalmology – Eric Postel, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery – Alison Toth, MD

Pathology – David Howell, MD, PhD and Sarah Bean, MD

Pediatrics – Katy Bartlett, MD, FAAP 

Population Health Sciences – Karen Steinhauser, PhD

Psychiatry – Nicole Heilbron, PhD and Christine Marx, MD

Radiation Oncology – Brian Czito, MD and W. Robert Lee, MD

Radiology – Tracy Jaffe, MD

Surgery – Cynthia Shortell, MD


Additional Members

Mara Becker, MD, Vice Dean for Faculty

Cary Ward, MD, Associate Dean for Faculty Development

Ann Brown, MD, MHS, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Professionalism

Bill Richardson, MD, Co-Director, PACT

Diana McNeill, MD, Co-Director, PACT

Cindy Gordon, Administrative Director, PACT

Beth Sullivan, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Training