Department of Medicine

The department of medicine has 12 divisions, from cardiovascular medicine to Translational Medicine and Human Genetics.

The Department of Medicine is the largest clinical department in the University of Pennsylvania Health System and the largest academic department in the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, comprised of 12 divisions with over 500 full-time faculty, over 200 associated faculty, and over 300 academic support staff. 

The department has a long history of training the future leaders in American medicine, and the highly competitive training programs include 166 residents and 157 subspecialty fellows. During the last fiscal year, outpatient encounters totaled over 430,000 and inpatient admissions were more than 25,000. The most recent NIH Report ranks the Department of Medicine at Penn #3 in funding amongst all departments of medicine in U.S. medical schools, with a total of $110,414,117 in grant support. This large clinical, research, and education enterprise is supported by over 1200 non-faculty personnel. Major hospital sites include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center - all institutions of great distinction and diversity.

Learn more about our tradition of excellence and explore the divisions that comprise our department. 

In This Section

Cardiovascular Medicine

The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine is nationally renowned for it's robust clinical activity, education and research.

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Penn Endocrinology is committed to providing the highest standards of care to patients with endocrine disorders in a compassionate and professional setting.


The division of gastroenterology provides comprehensive resources for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the digestive tract.

General Internal Medicine

Learn about our primary care physicians within the Division of Internal Medicine who operate a number of clinical practices in and around Philadelphia.


The Division of Geriatrics specializes in treatment and support of older patients, providing them with personal attention and convenience.

Hematology and Oncology

The Division of Hematology and Oncology offers comprehensive care for blood disorders and cancer through specialized care and a multidisciplinary approach.

Infectious Diseases

Penn Medicine is advancing the field of infectious diseases medicine through the latest research, education and innovative care.

Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care

Learn how our clinicians within the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care provide comprehensive, compassionate care for adults with a wide range of disorders. 

Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division

Penn's Renal-Electrolyte and Hypertension Division is a leader in the field of nephrology and has pioneered many of the diagnostic and treatment options available today.


Penn’s Division of Rheumatology is a recognized leader in diagnostic techniques and the latest treatments for rheumatic diseases.

Sleep Medicine

The Division of Sleep Medicine provides the highest level of patient care, combined with leading edge research into sleep science and disorders. Learn more about sleep medicine at Penn.

Translational Medicine and Human Genetics

The Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics provides diagnostic evaluation, medical management and genetic counseling for patients with known or suspected genetic disorders.

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