Office of Faculty Affairs

Who We Are

The Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) at Tufts University School of Medicine supports the appointment, reappointment, promotion, and tenure processes for nearly 5,000 faculty members. Additionally, the OFA manages annual appointments for over 1,200 residents and fellows based at Tufts-affiliated hospitals and graduate medical education programs, and provides credentialing verification for current and former faculty and trainees.

The OFA serves as a central resource for information about faculty, and as a resource and referral source for faculty appointment, promotion, tenure and leave of absence policies and procedures. 

We are committed to supporting and advancing the academic careers of our faculty and welcome your questions and feedback at any time!

For information about the appointment, promotion and tenure process, visit our Appointments and Promotions page.

  • Tufts University School of Medicine's distinguished faculty is committed to its mission to promote human health and train outstanding and humane health care professionals. Our faculty includes clinicians, scientists, researchers, educators, and public health scholars and practitioners in the five basic science departments and the 20 clinical departments across our affiliated teaching hospitals and practice sites.

    The medical school is located in Boston's Chinatown neighborhood and is home to most of our basic sciences faculty. Beyond the Boston campus, our extensive affiliated faculty is an integral part of Tufts' educational programs. The medical school has a diverse group of clinical affiliated teaching partners that include over 4,000 clinicians, scientists, and public health practitioners with Tufts School of Medicine faculty appointments.

  • Welcome to Tufts University School of Medicine! We are excited to have you join our dynamic community of faculty!

    As a TUSM faculty member you will get access to some exclusive Tufts benefits and resources.

    Check out the Newly Appointed Faculty Information page for details!

  • Tufts University School of Medicine is eager to recognize the important contributions of the residents and fellows of our affiliated training programs to medical student teaching, research, and the academic life of the school. The Office of Faculty Affairs works in conjunction with institutional graduate medical education (GME) offices to issue annual academic appointments for residents and fellows based at Tufts-affiliated GME programs.

    Academic appointments for House Staff are co-terminus with the residency or fellowship appointment at a Tufts-affiliated hospital or GME Program. The academic titles awarded to residents and fellows are as follows:

    • Clinical Associate: Residents or Fellows in clinical training at Tufts School of Medicine-affiliated hospitals are eligible for an academic appointment as Clinical Associate of (discipline).
    • Research Associate: Residents or Fellows in research training at Tufts School of Medicine-affiliated hospitals are eligible for an academic appointment as Research Associate of (discipline).
    • Clinical Instructor: Chief Residents at Tufts School of Medicine-affiliated hospitals, and Fellows who were prior Chief Residents are eligible for an academic appointment as Clinical Instructor of (discipline).
  • Contact Us

    For general inquiries please contact us at:
    Phone: 617-636-6631
    Office Hours: M-F 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Mailing Address:
    Tufts University School of Medicine
    Office of Faculty Affairs
    136 Harrison Avenue, Posner 4th Fl
    Boston, MA 02111


    OFA Staff Members

    Manages appointments and promotions at the Instructor and Assistant Professor levels

    Patience Kayira
    Administrative Coordinator


    Manages appointments and promotions at the Associate Professor and Professor levels

    Amanda Brown, MBA
    Faculty Affairs Officer

    Andrea Jones, MBA
    Faculty Affairs Officer


    Manages the House Staff appointments and monthly reports/faculty rosters

    Kerri Blanchard
    Project Administrator


    Manages the faculty advancement workshops and educational sessions

    Phoebe Wood
    Faculty Affairs Program Manager


    Manages the operations of the Office of Faculty Affairs

    April Davies, MS, MAIOP
    Director of Faculty Affairs