Faculty Development and Career Advancement


Faculty development and career advancement (FDCA) programs can facilitate academic rank advancement, better prepare faculty for leadership opportunities, increase satisfaction and engagement in the workplace, increase retention of faculty and improve work-life balance.

The core mission of the UCLA Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine FDCA Program is to provide all faculty members with the requisite knowledge, training, mentorship, and sponsorship to succeed in academic medicine. Our goal is to ensure that each faculty member is well-positioned to have their academic career-building and psychosocial needs met to attain this success. Moreover, we aim to establish an atmosphere that promotes JEDI principles, dignity, and well-being for all individuals and is capable of adaptability over time to meet new challenges in healthcare delivery and academic medicine.

Robert Whittington, MD

Robert A. Whittington, MD

Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Career Advancement

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Mentorship and Recognition at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA