Clinical Facilities and Programs   |   Research   |   Education   |   Patient Care
National and Regional Recognition   |   Global and Local Engagement   |   Economic Development

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"You will be in a condition to practice the healing arts with skill and reputation, and to transmit your knowledge, and the benefits thereof, to a succession of others."

— John Morgan, "Discourse Upon the Institution of Medical Schools in America," 1765

Penn Medicine is among the most prestigious academic medical institutions in the world. Its international prominence is built on a tradition of innovation, excellence, and compassion. The 2014-2015 academic year marks an auspicious milestone in the history of the Perelman School of Medicine: its 250th anniversary.

Together, thousands of exceptional educators, scientists, and physicians have instilled the passion in Penn medical students that founder John Morgan called for in 1765. They have altered the lives and futures of innumerable patients who have benefited from their skill and fortitude.


The Raymond and Ruth
Perelman School
of Medicine and the
University of Pennsylvania
Health System.

Annual Operating Revenue

National Institutes of Health Awards

Total Sponsored Program Awards

State Research Funding


Penn Medicine is consistently among the nation's top recipients of funding from the National Institutes of Health. Penn's physicians and scientists take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of disease, which leads to new strategies for treatments. Faculty from dozens of institutes, centers, and departments at Penn Medicine work with their colleagues from the 11 other schools of the University of Pennsylvania in many areas, including bioengineering and health policy.


Established in 1765 as the nation's first medical school, the Perelman School of Medicine is celebrating its 250th anniversary this year. The School has ranked among the top five medical schools in the United States for the past 17 years, according to U.S. News & World Report's survey of research-oriented medical schools. Penn Medicine continues to provide its students with an innovative, comprehensive curriculum that prepares them to become leading physicians and scientists in a broad array of fields.

Patient Care

Penn Medicine's physicians, nurses, and staff provide exceptional, personalized care to patients with a wide range of medical conditions, including cancer, heart and lung disease, neurological disorders, diseases of aging, and orthopaedics, as well as care for newborns. With state-of-the-art equipment, our highly trained physicians work together to ensure that patients' needs are addressed from multiple perspectives, involving a team of disease specialists, pharmacists, social workers, and rehabilitation professionals.


And Programs

Penn Medicine includes
four hospitals and
hundreds of outpatient
centers throughout the
region, combining for a
total of 6.7-million square
feet in facility space.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is annually recognized as one of the nation's best by the US News & World Report in its Honor Roll of best hospitals. The 1.9 million-square-foot complex consists of 16 interconnecting buildings and is a busy inpatient hub for cancer, neurosurgery, cardiology care, and many other specialties.

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) is consistently recognized as a center of excellence for cardiac care, ophthalmology, and the Musculoskeletal Center located at the new Penn Medicine University City. Its 617,900-square-foot campus is spread over 10 buildings.

Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH) is the nation's first hospital, cofounded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751. Today its many outstanding clinical programs include the Spine Center, the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery, maternity care, and Penn Medicine Washington Square. It is a 1.1 million-square-foot campus spread over 15 buildings.

Chester County Hospital (CCH), the newest entity of Penn Medicine, includes a 537,520 squarefoot hospital complex in West Chester and satellite locations in Exton, West Goshen, New Garden, Jennersville, and Kennett Square.

The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine (PCAM) is a state-of-the-art outpatient facility, with diagnostic and treatment facilities designed to be in close proximity for patient-focused care.

The Clinical Care Associates and Clinical Health Care Associates of New Jersey are networks of primary and specialty care physicians, with more than 50 locations throughout the Philadelphia region.

The Abramson Cancer Center (ACC) has more than 100,000 outpatient visits each year and more than 23,000 participants enrolled in clinical trials. Since 1973, it has been designated a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, one of 41 such centers in the nation.

Penn Medicine Rittenhouse includes a rehabilitation facility, a long-term acute-care specialty hospital, and an inpatient hospice.

The Roberts Proton Therapy Center, the largest integrated radiation oncology center in the world, uses beams of protons traveling nearly at light speed to eradicate tumors and spare healthy surrounding tissue, eliminating many side effects of conventional cancer therapies.

Penn Medicine Community Practices are located in Valley Forge, Radnor, Bucks County, Cherry Hill, and Woodbury Heights.

Good Shepherd Penn Partners offers rehabilitation and outpatient care at 29 comprehensive facilities in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey, including a specialty hospital at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse.

Penn Home Care & Hospice Services offers a full range of home health needs through Penn Wissahickon Hospice, Penn Care at Home, and Penn Home Infusion Therapy.

Pennsylvania Hospital

Penn Presbyterian
Medical Center

Hospital of the University
of Pennsylvania

Chester County Hospital

Licensed Beds
1,893 — Penn Medicine Total

New Buildings on the Penn Campus

Winter 2015

Pavilion for Advanced Care at Penn Presbyterian

$144 Million

Winter 2015

Henry A. Jordan M'62 Medical Education Center

$38 Million


Center for Advanced Cellular Therapeutics

$20 Million


Collaborative Research
By the Numbers

Students and Postdocs

Faculty and Staff

Basic and Clinical Departments

Interdisciplinary Centers and Institutes

Penn Medicine is an internationally recognized leader in discoveries that advance science. Sixty-seven Penn Medicine researchers are Members of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors in medicine. The basic and clinical research findings emerging from Penn Medicine's laboratories and hospitals improve the treatment of a wide range of medical conditions and provide the foundation on which the next generation of cures will be developed.

The culture and campus of the University of Pennsylvania have always encouraged close collaboration between basic scientists and clinicians, exemplified by its dozens of interdisciplinary clinical and research institutes, centers, and programs.

Patents and

New Patents
Awarded in FY14

$30 Million
Research Funding

$157 Million
In Philanthropic Gifts


Basic Research Highlights

• High levels of blood protein after traumatic brain injury correlate with brain tissue damage

• Pluripotent stem cells from pancreatic cancer cells create the first human model of progression of this cancer

• Lost sleep leads to lost brain cells

• Brown fat cell nucleus governs daily control of body temperature

• Mapping 24-hour patterns of gene expression in 12 mouse organs informs how timing influences the action of drugs

• "Bystander" chronic infections thwart immune cell memory


A New Era in
Medical Education

The design of the Henry A. Jordan M '62 Medical Education Center brings a unique and innovative vision for medical education to the Penn campus. It is the nation's first fully integrated patient care, research, and medical education facility.

The Perelman School of Medicine (PSOM) is at the forefront of medical education with an innovative curriculum and integrated approach to learning, using small groups, case-based and teamfocused training, and advanced technology. Students also have the flexibility to combine their medical education with master's and doctoral degrees, specialty certificates, and global health and community service. The 2.4-million-square-foot campus of PSOM consists of 10 buildings plus 27 sites in and around West Philadelphia.

Medical and Dual
Degree Programs

MD Students enrolled
in the Perelman
School of Medicine

Research Funding

In Philanthropic Gifts

Medical and Doctoral Student Profile

Conduct community service or outreach

Author research papers for publication

Complete certificates or additional degrees

Nontraditional students in each entering class

Undergrad schools represented in each entering class

Faculty members in seven Penn schools teach in the Biomedical Graduate Studies program

Specialties in the Biomedical Graduate Studies program

Patient Care

The University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) comprises the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC), Pennsylvania Hospital (PAH), and Chester County Hospital (CCH), as well as an alliance with Good Shepherd Penn Partners, a rehabilitation and long-term acute-care hospital at Penn Medicine Rittenhouse and outpatient physical therapy sites across the region. UPHS also includes Penn Home Care and Hospice Service and many outpatient facilities and service programs. Penn Medicine physicians also work in partnership with their colleagues at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia VA Medical Center.

Clinical Research Highlights

Finding and Fighting Cancer by Making it Glow

Personalized Gene Therapy
Locks Out HIV

U.S. Workers Sacrifice Sleep for Long Hours and Commutes

Improving Patient Care
Through Technology

30 Million
Physicians' electronic
notes searchable in
patient care database

Patients enrolled in
Patient Portal

1.73 Billion
Genetic sequence
variants in research
database to identify
potential patients
for clinical trials

Quality and Patient Safety

Outpatient practices that received patient satisfaction awards

employees have completed classroom training on providing a consistent, high-quality experience for patients

Record for days in a row without central line-associated bloodstream infections in many hospital units

Phone calls made each month to discharged high-risk patients

National and Regional Recognition

• HUP/PPMC ranked 7th in the United States, according to the U.S. News & World Report annual "Best Hospitals" survey.

U.S. News & World Report ranked HUP, PPMC, and PAH among the top 10 hospitals in Pennsylvania.

• The Perelman School of Medicine is ranked among the top five medical schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

• Penn Medicine again had the most physicians in the region featured on Philadelphia magazine's "Top Docs" list.

All four Penn Medicine hospitals received awards from the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association's "Get With the Guidelines" program for the highest standard of stroke care.

• PPMC again was recognized as one of the top 100 hospitals in the US by Truven Health Analytics.

• 23 Clinical Care Associates practices received the highest designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance for providing access to more efficient and better coordinated care.

Exceptional Cancer Care

Each year, Penn Medicine delivers ...


Chemotherapy treatments


Conventional radiation treatments


Treatments in the Roberts Proton Therapy Center


Cellular vaccines administered to more than 700 patients
(Since 1999)

Penn Medicine: By the Numbers

  HUP PPMC PAH CCH PSOM Penn Medicine Total
Physicians 1,871 1,001 837 550 n/a 2,846*
Adult Admissions 36,737 14,634 19,854 12,769 n/a 83,994
Outpatient Visits 1,515,612 151,950 159,481 497,609 n/a 2,837,864+
Emergency Dept. Visits 65,365 38,048 34,390 43,240 n/a 179,243
Births 4,221 n/a 4,708 2,121 n/a 11,050
Employees 6,714 1,812 2,628 2,046 5,290# 24,293@

* Includes physicians with privileges at more than one hospital
+ Includes CCA/CHCA
† Includes UPHS and PSOM
# Includes staff and full-time faculty, with CHOP
@ Includes CCA, CORP, CPUP, HCHS

CCA: Clinical Care Associates
CCH: Chester County Hospital
CHCA: Clinical Health Care Associates
CHOP: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
CPUP: Clinical Practices of the University of Pennsylvania

HCHS: Home Care and Hospice Services
HUP: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
PPMC: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
PAH: Pennsylvania Hospital
PSOM: Perelman School of Medicine

A Tradition
of Global
and Local

Penn Medicine's programs and projects extend beyond our institution to serve vulnerable populations in our surrounding Philadelphia community and to those in need around the world.

Penn faculty are researching diseases, educating students, and treating patients in hospitals and mobile clinics, in partnership with institutions in Botswana, Guatemala, and Peru, and with many other international groups.

Our community also comes together to support humanitarian and medical relief efforts across the globe, including aid to Ebolastricken nations in West Africa.

In collaboration with the University, Penn Medicine continues the 14-year-old Penn- Botswana Partnership, with its focus on HIV/AIDS, cervical cancer, heart disease, educating local health care workers, and telemedicine. The Guatemala-Penn Partnership offers students a variety of training opportunities as well. The Penn-Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia partnership offers students clerkships in internal medicine, infectious diseases, and tropical medicine.


Giving Back

Charity and underfunded care for Medicaid families

Penn's Way campus-wide campaign contribution total ($826,000 UPHS contributions)

Improving the health of people living throughout the Philadelphia area is among Penn Medicine's highest priorities. Every day, physicians, nurses, medical students, and staff volunteer their knowledge, skills, and time to benefit residents in our community. They operate free neighborhood clinics, help low-income residents obtain primary care, and run after-school programs for grade school students, among many other efforts.

Penn Medicine's CAREs grant program supports faculty, student, and staff efforts to increase volunteerism in community-based programs. Since the program was established in 2012, CAREs has provided grants to nearly 120 initiatives throughout the region, including dental care for uninsured people, a free health clinic operated by medical students, Reiki therapy training for hospice workers, and many others.


Funding Jobs
and Innovation

Research support

Physician training support

total economic impact on PA

total economic impact, Philadelphia area

total impact in NJ

Full-time jobs in 2013 in PA

In the Neighborhoods

HIV/AIDS Mobile Unit: Taking AIDS prevention education and testing to the streets

Educating Tomorrow's Scientists: Conducting summer and after-school programs for girls to learn about reproductive biology and science careers

Sayre High School Partnership: Operating a community health clinic and teaching students to become medical assistants

Soup Kitchen Health Talks: Clinicians giving health education talks after dinners at the Old St. Joseph's Church soup kitchen

Puentes de Salud: Providing diverse health and educational programming for recent Latino/Latina immigrants of all ages

Penn Medicine is a world-renowned academic medical center dedicated to discoveries that advance science, to outstanding patient care throughout the world, and to the education of physicians and scientists who carry on our legacy of excellence.

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