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., was recently reappointed to a second term as Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, a position he has held since 2007. He continues to lead the transformation of the Keck School into one of the United States’ preeminent research-intensive medical schools. With the support of USC’s executive council, board of overseers and dedicated staff and faculty, Puliafito is committed to advancing the recognition of the Keck School of Medicine as an elite and internationally recognized biomedical research and patient care institution.

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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