Leadership of the Keck School

Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A.
Dean, Keck School of Medicine of USC
May S. and John Hooval Dean's Chair in Medicine

Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., M.B.A., is recognized worldwide as an innovator in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal disease and accomplished leader in academic medicine. He has served as Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California since 2007. In this role, he has continued to enhance his reputation as a visionary academic medical leader, a highly effective administrator and educator, and an innovative clinician-scientist.

Executive Leadership
The Keck School executive leadership team advises the Dean in all substantive matters pertaining to the governance of the Keck School of Medicine and is made up of administrative directors and associate deans. Follow this link for a roster of executive leadership.

Clinical Department Chairs 
The Keck School clinical department chairs play a crucial role in advancing the school and direct day-to-day operations within their areas.

Basic Science Chairs & Institute Directors
The Keck School basic science chairs and institute directors are instrumental in advancing the school's research initiatives.

Board of Overseers
The Keck School Board of Overseers is made up of prominent Los Angeles leaders in business, the arts, politics, media and academia. The Board provides the School with unparalleled, “real world” guidance for the plan to become a top 10 medical school.


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