Senior Vice Dean for Academic Affairs; Professor of Medicine; Vice Chair, Education and Inpatient Services Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Lisa Bellini obtained her medical degree from the University of Alabama in 1990. She came to the University of Pennsylvania to pursue her internal medicine residency training followed by a year as a chief medical resident. She subsequently completed a pulmonary fellowship and joined the faculty in 1996.
Dr. Bellini currently serves as the vice chair of Education and Inpatient Services for the Department of Medicine. She recently stepped down as program director of the internal medicine residency after 20 years. She continues to oversee all of the undergraduate and graduate medical education programs in the department.
From 2005-2008, she was the associate dean for Graduate Medical Education for University of Pennsylvania Health System. In that role, she had operational responsibility for all policies and procedures related to the training of over 1,000 residents and fellows in 68 UPHS-sponsored training programs.
In 2008, she assumed the role of vice dean for Faculty Affairs for the Perelman School of Medicine. In that role, she has oversight for faculty policies and procedures. In 2016, her role expanded to senior vice dean for Academic Affairs and now includes oversight of Penn’s academic partnerships and strategic communications.
On a national level, Dr. Bellini is an active member of the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) where she served as inaugural chair of the board. Previously, she held the positions of treasurer and president of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. Currently, she chairs the AAIM Innovations Committee. She also chairs the Committee on Faculty Identity for the Association of American Medical Colleges and is a member of their national GME task force. Additionally, she has served on several key committees for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, using much of her research and administrative experience to influence national policy regarding graduate medical education. She was also a member of the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Conflict of Interest, which has had a major impact on professional conduct within the academic community.
Dr. Bellini has won numerous teaching awards including the Penn Pearls Teaching Award, the Maurice Attie and Donna McCurdy Teaching Awards, the Robert Dunning Dripps Memorial Award for Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, and the University-wide Lindback Award for excellence in teaching.
Her research focuses on medical education, including the health and well-being of residents and faculty as well as the effects of fatigue and sleep deprivation on patient outcomes and the learning environment.
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