Welcome to the home of the Office of Faculty Affairs (OFA) at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Faculty are an integral and valued resource at the Medical School. They are essential to helping the Medical School achieve its mission to enhance the health of people by educating the next generation of physicians and scientists.

OFA works to strengthen and sustain a vibrant and welcoming culture at the Medical School that fosters excellence in clinical settings, education and research. Our purpose is to support the life-long career development of faculty with a supportive working environment, meaningful guidance, effective training and impactful resources. Through OFA and on this site, individual faculty, senior leaders, and departmental and unit leadership teams gain access to a wealth of information and resources designed to help them thrive.


The University of Minnesota Medical School was founded in 1888 to serve the healthcare needs of Minnesota. The Office of Faculty Affairs strives to strengthen and sustain a fertile and inclusive culture at the Medical School that promotes the life-long career development of faculty, the advancement of effective leaders and the vitality of a diverse faculty body. Read more about the mission of the Medical School here.

amanda termulen


Amanda Termuhlen, MD, is the associate dean for faculty affairs at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a professor of pediatrics. An internationally recognized expert in rare pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Dr. Termuhlen came to the Medical School in 2018 from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Keck Medical School. She served as the medical director of clinical services and director of medical education and faculty development for pediatric hematology/oncology/blood and marrow transplant.

Throughout her career, Dr. Termuhlen has been involved in faculty development. She is a member of the American Association for Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Affairs (GFA) Steering Committee and serves as chair of the GFA Professional Development Conference for 2020 and 2021. A graduate of the Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine fellowship, Dr. Termuhlen is devoted to helping faculty members navigate the complexities of academic healthcare systems and meet their career goals. She often conducts local and national workshops on professional development for faculty members.

Dr. Termuhlen received a BS in biochemistry and MD from The Ohio State University. She completed a pediatric residency at Wright State University and a pediatric hematology/ oncology fellowship at University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Medical Center. Termuhlen served as associate chief for clinical research, academics and education for hematology/oncology/blood and marrow transplantation at The Ohio State University. A board-certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist, Dr. Termuhlen has clinical expertise in rare pediatric non-Hodgkin lymphoma and cancer survivorship. Her research focuses on the late effects of cancer treatment in children and adolescents.