In his email, Quick stated, “An accomplished physician-scientist, Dr. Varma is also a dedicated and capable leader and we appreciate his service in this interim role.”
Varma earned his medical degree at the University of Delhi, India, and his master of public health degree from Johns Hopkins University.
Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA, announced his resignation as dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC last Thursday in an email addressed to faculty, staff and students of the medical school. Puliafito stepped down to “return to academic ophthalmology and pursue some identified opportunities in health care,” according to the statement.
Puliafito had served as dean of the Keck School of Medicine since 2007.
by Amanda Busick