Keck School Faculty

Carolyn C Meltzer

Carolyn C Meltzer

Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC
May S. and John H. Hooval, M.D., Dean's Chair
Professor of Radiology
1975 Zonal Ave. Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

American Association of Women in Radiology: Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award, 2021

Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research: Distinguished Investigator, 2021

Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research: Gold Medal, 2021

Radiological Society of North America: Honored Educator Award, 2021

American Medical Association: Distinguished Service Award, 2021

Association of University Radiologists: Radiology Research Alliance Innovation and Leadership Award, 2020

American Society of Neuroradiology: Gold Medal, 2019

Radiological Society of North America: Outstanding Researcher Award, 2018

Association of University Radiologists: Gold Medal, 2018

Prevalence of Diversity Statements and Disability Inclusion Among Radiology Residency Program Websites J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 Apr 05. . View in PubMed

Truth and Transformation: RSNA's Journey Toward Equity Radiol Cardiothorac Imaging. 2023 Apr; 5(2):e239001. . View in PubMed

Integrative diagnostics: the time is now-a report from the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology Insights Imaging. 2023 Mar 30; 14(1):54. . View in PubMed

Truth and Transformation: RSNA's Journey Toward Equity Radiol Imaging Cancer. 2023 Mar; 5(2):e239005. . View in PubMed

Truth and Transformation: RSNA's Journey Toward Equity Radiol Artif Intell. 2023 Mar; 5(2):e239001. . View in PubMed

A Life Study in Academic Leadership: A Conversation Between Carolyn CMeltzer and Hossein Jadvar. J Nucl Med. 2023 08; 64(8):1167-1170. . View in PubMed

Truth and Transformation: RSNA's Journey Toward Equity Radiology. 2023 05; 307(3):e239008. . View in PubMed

Integrative Diagnostics: The Time Is Now-A Report From the International Society for Strategic Studies in Radiology J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 04; 20(4):455-466. . View in PubMed

Truth and Transformation: RSNA's Journey Toward Equity Radiographics. 2023 04; 43(4):e239005. . View in PubMed

Hidden Curriculum and the Demographic Stoicism That Keeps Women and Minorities Away From Radiology: A Mixed-Methods Study of Medical Students J Am Coll Radiol. 2023 02; 20(2):268-275. . View in PubMed

Radiologists staunchly support patient safety and autonomy, in opposition to the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v Wade Clin Imaging. 2023 01; 93:117-121. . View in PubMed

Radiologists staunchly support patient safety and autonomy, in opposition to the SCOTUS draft Clin Imaging. 2022 09; 89:95-96. . View in PubMed

Radiology Stereotypes, Application Barriers, and Hospital Integration: A Mixed-methods Study of Medical Student Perceptions of Radiology Acad Radiol. 2022 07; 29(7):1108-1115. . View in PubMed

Academic Radiology in the United States: Defining Gender Disparities in Faculty Leadership and Academic Rank Acad Radiol. 2022 05; 29(5):714-725. . View in PubMed

Gender Discrimination and Harassment in Radiology Acad Radiol. 2022 03; 29(3):426-427. . View in PubMed

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts Are Organizational Change Management Efforts J Am Coll Radiol. 2022 01; 19(1 Pt B):181-183. . View in PubMed

Feasibility of an Assessment Tool as a Data-Driven Approach to Reducing Racial Bias in Biomedical Publications J Med Syst. 2021 Dec 17; 46(1):10. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal changes of financial hardship in patients with multiple sclerosis Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2021 Aug; 53:103037. . View in PubMed

Failing Up-Using a Crisis to Implement a Visual Daily Management System for a Large Multihospital Academic Radiology Department J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 Mar; 18(3 Pt B):507-510. . View in PubMed

Resonate: Reaching Excellence Through Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in ISMRM J Magn Reson Imaging. 2021 05; 53(5):1608-1611. . View in PubMed

Special Report of the RSNA COVID-19 Task Force: Crisis Leadership of Major Health System Radiology Departments during COVID-19 Radiology. 2021 04; 299(1):E187-E192. . View in PubMed

Patient-reported financial toxicity in multiple sclerosis: Predictors and association with care non-adherence Mult Scler. 2021 03; 27(3):453-464. . View in PubMed

Teaching Physician Supervision: Medicare's Ongoing Imperative for Academic Radiologists AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 01; 216(1):209-215. . View in PubMed

Misleading Public Statements About COVID-19 J Am Coll Radiol. 2021 01; 18(1 Pt A):6-7. . View in PubMed

Regional brain metabolism differs between narcolepsy type 1 and idiopathic hypersomnia Sleep. 2021 08 13; 44(8). . View in PubMed

Preparing and Promoting Women for Leadership Positions in Radiology and the Imaging Industry J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2020 Nov/Dec; 44(6):808-811. . View in PubMed

Perceptions and experiences of multiple sclerosis patients regarding out-of-pocket costs of care discussions Mult Scler Relat Disord. 2020 Oct; 45:102344. . View in PubMed

Fortifying Our Teams to Best Serve Our Patients: A Report of the 2019 Summer Intersociety Meeting J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 Aug; 17(8):1061-1067. . View in PubMed

The Definition of Faculty Must Evolve: A Call to Action Acad Med. 2020 10; 95(10):1515-1520. . View in PubMed

Impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Practice of Clinical Radiology J Am Coll Radiol. 2020 09; 17(9):1096-1100. . View in PubMed

Radiology Department Preparedness for COVID-19: Radiology Scientific Expert Review Panel Radiology. 2020 08; 296(2):E106-E112. . View in PubMed

Ethical considerations in artificial intelligence Eur J Radiol. 2020 Jan; 122:108768. . View in PubMed

Strategic Talent Management: Implementation and Impact of a Leadership Development Program in Radiology J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jul; 16(7):992-998. . View in PubMed

A Road Map to Foster Wellness and Engagement in Our Workplace-A Report of the 2018 Summer Intersociety Meeting J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Jun; 16(6):869-877. . View in PubMed

Society of Chairs of Academic Radiology Departments Statement of Support for Paid Parental Leave J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 03; 16(3):271-272. . View in PubMed

Supporting Radiology Residents' Professional Development Through a Competitive Intramural Grant Acad Radiol. 2019 02; 26(2):286-289. . View in PubMed

Women Rising to the Top: The Tipping Point for the ASNR AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2019 01; 40(1):2-4. . View in PubMed

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion: A Summary of the 2017 Intersociety Summer Conference J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 May; 15(5):794-802. . View in PubMed

Women Leaders: Myths and Challenges J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 12; 15(12):1800-1802. . View in PubMed

Twenty-four-hour Learning for Residents: Is it Necessary? Radiology. 2018 12; 289(3):814-815.. View in PubMed

Faculty Relative Value Unit Incentives and Resident Education J Am Coll Radiol. 2018 03; 15(3 Pt A):463-465. . View in PubMed

Health Care Price Transparency and Communication: Implications for Radiologists and Patients in an Era of Expanding Shared Decision Making AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Nov; 209(5):959-964. . View in PubMed

Two Decades of Progress Measured by Big Steps and Driven by Persistence Radiology. 2017 Feb; 282(2):314-316. . View in PubMed

ACR and SNMMI Joint Credentialing Statement for PET/MRI of the Body J Nucl Med. 2017 07; 58(7):1174-1176. . View in PubMed

Dopaminergic activity and altered reward modulation in anorexia nervosa-insight from multimodal imaging Int J Eat Disord. 2017 05; 50(5):593-596. . View in PubMed

Entrepreneurial Women in Radiology: Role Models of Success J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Nov; 13(11):1378-1382. . View in PubMed

ACR-ASNR Practice Parameter for Brain PET/CT Imaging Dementia Clin Nucl Med. 2016 Feb; 41(2):118-25. . View in PubMed

Perspectives AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2015 Dec; 36(12):2193. . View in PubMed

Interventional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Clinic: The Emory University Experience Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2015 Nov; 23(4):681-8. . View in PubMed

American College of Radiology and Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Joint Credentialing Statement for PET/MR Imaging: Brain J Nucl Med. 2015 Apr; 56(4):642-5. . View in PubMed

Ebola virus disease: radiology preparedness Radiology. 2015 Feb; 274(2):527-31. . View in PubMed

Health care reform in the United States: an opportunity for interventional radiologists J Vasc Interv Radiol. 2014 Jun; 25(6):881-7. . View in PubMed

Guidelines for the ethical use of neuroimages in medical testimony: report of a multidisciplinary consensus conference AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2014 Apr; 35(4):632-7. . View in PubMed

A guide to the external review of an academic radiology department Acad Radiol. 2014 Mar; 21(3):400-6. . View in PubMed

Stroke imaging: diffusion, perfusion, but no more confusion! AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 2013 Nov-Dec; 34(11):2053. . View in PubMed

Imaging recommendations for acute stroke and transient ischemic attack patients: A joint statement by the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American College of Radiology, and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 34(11):E117-27. . View in PubMed

Imaging recommendations for acute stroke and transient ischemic attack patients: a joint statement by the American Society of Neuroradiology, the American College of Radiology and the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Nov; 10(11):828-32. . View in PubMed

Are we training the right number of radiologists? J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Oct; 10(10):757-9.. View in PubMed

A faculty awards program in an academic radiology department: how we do it J Am Coll Radiol. 2013 Jul; 10(7):548-50. . View in PubMed

Interaction between serotonin transporter and dopamine D2/D3 receptor radioligand measures is associated with harm avoidant symptoms in anorexia and bulimia nervosa Psychiatry Res. 2013 Feb 28; 211(2):160-8. . View in PubMed

Establishing a new radiology residency research track Acad Radiol. 2013 Feb; 20(2):243-8. . View in PubMed

Grand rounds and a visiting professorship program in a department of radiology: how we do it Acad Radiol. 2012 Nov; 19(11):1415-20. . View in PubMed

MR/PET quantification tools: registration, segmentation, classification, and MR-based attenuation correction Med Phys. 2012 Oct; 39(10):6443-54. . View in PubMed

The general radiologist in the 21st century J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Aug; 9(8):554-9. . View in PubMed

Postpartum and depression status are associated with lower [[¹¹C]raclopride BP(ND) in reproductive-age women Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 May; 37(6):1422-32. . View in PubMed

Administrative organization in diagnostic radiology residency program leadership J Am Coll Radiol. 2012 Apr; 9(4):275-8. . View in PubMed

Age, sex, and reproductive hormone effects on brain serotonin-1A and serotonin-2A receptor binding in a healthy population Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Dec; 36(13):2729-40. . View in PubMed

Medial prefrontal cortex serotonin 1A and 2A receptor binding interacts to predict threat-related amygdala reactivity Biol Mood Anxiety Disord. 2011 Sep 27; 1(1):2. . View in PubMed

5-HT1A receptor binding is increased after recovery from bulimia nervosa compared to control women and is associated with behavioral inhibition in both groups Int J Eat Disord. 2011 Sep; 44(6):477-87. . View in PubMed

Summary of the affordable care act AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2011 Aug; 32(7):1165-6. . View in PubMed

White matter hyperintensities and changes in white matter integrity in patients with Alzheimer's disease Neuroradiology. 2011 May; 53(5):373-81. . View in PubMed

J Am Coll Radiol. 2011 Mar; 8(3):186-90. . View in PubMed

Introduction: molecular imaging in oncology Semin Oncol. 2011 Feb; 38(1):1-2. . View in PubMed

Re: "Radiation safety: have we let the public down? ". J Am Coll Radiol. 2010 Nov; 7(11):909-10.. View in PubMed

Gender, personality, and serotonin-2A receptor binding in healthy subjects Psychiatry Res. 2010 Jan 30; 181(1):77-84. . View in PubMed

Brain function, cognition, and the blood pressure response to pharmacological treatment Psychosom Med. 2010 09; 72(7):702-11. . View in PubMed

Medial prefrontal cortex 5-HT(2A) density is correlated with amygdala reactivity, response habituation, and functional coupling Cereb Cortex. 2009 Nov; 19(11):2499-507. . View in PubMed

Alterations in cortical thickness and white matter integrity in mild cognitive impairment measured by whole-brain cortical thickness mapping and diffusion tensor imaging AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 May; 30(5):893-9. . View in PubMed

Three-dimensional surface mapping of the caudate nucleus in late-life depression Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2009 Jan; 17(1):4-12. . View in PubMed

Brain imaging findings predict blood pressure response to pharmacological treatment Hypertension. 2008 Dec; 52(6):1113-9. . View in PubMed

Gray matter changes in late life depression--a structural MRI analysis Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Oct; 33(11):2566-72. . View in PubMed

Imaging Alzheimer pathology in late-life depression with PET and Pittsburgh Compound-B Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2008 Jul-Sep; 22(3):261-8. . View in PubMed

Cerebrovascular support for cognitive processing in hypertensive patients is altered by blood pressure treatment Hypertension. 2008 Jul; 52(1):65-71. . View in PubMed

Alcohol consumption and cerebral blood flow among older adults Alcohol. 2008 Jun; 42(4):269-75. . View in PubMed

Serotonin 1A receptor reductions in postpartum depression: a positron emission tomography study Fertil Steril. 2008 Mar; 89(3):685-92. . View in PubMed

Serotonin transporter binding after recovery from eating disorders Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2007 Dec; 195(3):315-24. . View in PubMed

The role of imaging in United States courtrooms Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2007 Nov; 17(4):557-67x. . View in PubMed

5HT2A receptor binding is increased in borderline personality disorder Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Sep 15; 62(6):580-7. . View in PubMed

Regional cerebral blood flow after recovery from anorexia or bulimia nervosa Int J Eat Disord. 2007 Sep; 40(6):488-92. . View in PubMed

Diurnal variation in regional brain glucose metabolism in depression Biol Psychiatry. 2007 Sep 01; 62(5):438-45. . View in PubMed

Acceleration of cerebral ventricular expansion in the Cardiovascular Health Study Neurobiol Aging. 2007 Sep; 28(9):1316-21. . View in PubMed

Measurement of 5-HT1A receptor binding in depressed adults before and after antidepressant drug treatment using positron emission tomography and [11C]WAY-100635 Synapse. 2007 Jul; 61(7):523-30. . View in PubMed

Exaggerated 5-HT1A but normal 5-HT2A receptor activity in individuals ill with anorexia nervosa Biol Psychiatry. 2007 May 01; 61(9):1090-9. . View in PubMed

Ventricular volume and dementia progression in the Cardiovascular Health Study Neurobiol Aging. 2007 Mar; 28(3):389-97. . View in PubMed

PET/CT: form and function Radiology. 2007 Feb; 242(2):360-85. . View in PubMed

Cerebral ventricular changes associated with transitions between normal cognitive function, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2007 Jan-Mar; 21(1):14-24. . View in PubMed

A fully automated method for quantifying and localizing white matter hyperintensities on MR images Psychiatry Res. 2006 Dec 01; 148(2-3):133-42. . View in PubMed

Capacity for 5-HT1A-mediated autoregulation predicts amygdala reactivity Nat Neurosci. 2006 Nov; 9(11):1362-3. . View in PubMed

The relation of white matter hyperintensities to cognitive performance in the normal old: education matters Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2006 Sep-Dec; 13(3-4):326-40. . View in PubMed

Positron emission tomography imaging of peripheral benzodiazepine receptor binding in human immunodeficiency virus-infected subjects with and without cognitive impairment J Neurovirol. 2006 Aug; 12(4):262-71. . View in PubMed

Verbal and spatial working memory in older individuals: A positron emission tomography study Brain Res. 2006 May 30; 1092(1):177-89. . View in PubMed

Normal brain tissue volumes after long-term recovery in anorexia and bulimia nervosa Biol Psychiatry. 2006 Feb 01; 59(3):291-3. . View in PubMed

Three-dimensional patterns of hippocampal atrophy in mild cognitive impairment Arch Neurol. 2006 Jan; 63(1):97-101. . View in PubMed

Increased dopamine D2/D3 receptor binding after recovery from anorexia nervosa measured by positron emission tomography and [11c]raclopride Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Dec 01; 58(11):908-12. . View in PubMed

Simplified quantification of Pittsburgh Compound B amyloid imaging PET studies: a comparative analysis J Nucl Med. 2005 Dec; 46(12):1959-72. . View in PubMed

Serum anticholinergic activity, white matter hyperintensities, and cognitive performance Neurology. 2005 Nov 08; 65(9):1487-9. . View in PubMed

Kinetic modeling of amyloid binding in humans using PET imaging and Pittsburgh Compound-B J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2005 Nov; 25(11):1528-47. . View in PubMed

18F-FDG uptake in an ovary containing a hemorrhagic corpus luteal cyst: false-positive PET/CT in a patient with cervical carcinoma AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 Oct; 185(4):1057-9. . View in PubMed

Atlas-based hippocampus segmentation in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment Neuroimage. 2005 Oct 01; 27(4):979-90. . View in PubMed

No interruption of lactation is needed after (11)C-WAY 100635 or (11)C-raclopride PET J Nucl Med. 2005 Oct; 46(10):1765. . View in PubMed

Differential cortical atrophy in subgroups of mild cognitive impairment Arch Neurol. 2005 Sep; 62(9):1393-7. . View in PubMed

Altered brain serotonin 5-HT1A receptor binding after recovery from anorexia nervosa measured by positron emission tomography and [carbonyl11C]WAY-100635 Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005 Sep; 62(9):1032-41. . View in PubMed

Relationship of a 5-HT transporter functional polymorphism to 5-HT1A receptor binding in healthy women Mol Psychiatry. 2005 Aug; 10(8):715-6. . View in PubMed

Neurotransplantation for patients with subcortical motor stroke: a phase 2 randomized trial J Neurosurg. 2005 Jul; 103(1):38-45. . View in PubMed

Combined PET-CT in the head and neck: part 1Physiologic, altered physiologic, and artifactual FDG uptake. Radiographics. 2005 Jul-Aug; 25(4):897-912. . View in PubMed

Combined PET-CT in the head and neck: part 2Diagnostic uses and pitfalls of oncologic imaging. Radiographics. 2005 Jul-Aug; 25(4):913-30. . View in PubMed

Serotonin alterations in anorexia and bulimia nervosa: new insights from imaging studies Physiol Behav. 2005 May 19; 85(1):73-81. . View in PubMed

Head and neck malignancy: is PET/CT more accurate than PET or CT alone? Radiology. 2005 May; 235(2):580-6.. View in PubMed

Issues, controversies, and clinical utility of combined PET/CT imaging: what is the interpreting physician facing? AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2005 May; 184(5 Suppl):S138-45.. View in PubMed

Gender differences in a fenfluramine-activated FDG PET study of borderline personality disorder Psychiatry Res. 2005 Apr 30; 138(3):183-95. . View in PubMed

Reduced cerebral blood flow response and compensation among patients with untreated hypertension Neurology. 2005 Apr 26; 64(8):1358-65. . View in PubMed

Alterations in regional cerebral glucose metabolism across waking and non-rapid eye movement sleep in depression Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2005 Apr; 62(4):387-96. . View in PubMed

Degree of inhibition of cortical acetylcholinesterase activity and cognitive effects by donepezil treatment in Alzheimer's disease J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2005 Mar; 76(3):315-9. . View in PubMed

The use of combined PET/CT for localizing recurrent head and neck cancer: the Pittsburgh experience Ear Nose Throat J. 2005 Feb; 84(2):104106108-10. . View in PubMed

Serotonin 1A receptor binding and treatment response in late-life depression Neuropsychopharmacology. 2004 Dec; 29(12):2258-65. . View in PubMed

Estradiol effects on the postmenopausal brain Am J Psychiatry. 2004 Nov; 161(11):2136; author reply 2136. . View in PubMed

Regional brain glucose metabolism during morning and evening wakefulness in humans: preliminary findings Sleep. 2004 Nov 01; 27(7):1245-54. . View in PubMed

PET/CT of Teflon granulomas AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2004 Oct; 183(4):1173; author reply 1173-4. . View in PubMed

Identification of hemodynamic compromise by cerebrovascular reserve and oxygen extraction fraction in occlusive vascular disease J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2004 Oct; 24(10):1081-9. . View in PubMed

Increased activation of anterior paralimbic and executive cortex from waking to rapid eye movement sleep in depression Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2004 Jul; 61(7):695-702. . View in PubMed

The nature and determinants of neuropsychological functioning in late-life depression Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2004 Jun; 61(6):587-95. . View in PubMed

The BOLD hemodynamic response in healthy aging J Cogn Neurosci. 2004 Jun; 16(5):786-93. . View in PubMed

Altered 5-HT(2A) receptor binding after recovery from bulimia-type anorexia nervosa: relationships to harm avoidance and drive for thinness Neuropsychopharmacology. 2004 Jun; 29(6):1143-55. . View in PubMed

October 2003: a 59-year-old woman with sudden onset of diplopiaListerial rhombencephalitis. Brain Pathol. 2004 Apr; 14(2):225-6. . View in PubMed

PET imaging of brain macrophages using the peripheral benzodiazepine receptor in a macaque model of neuroAIDS J Clin Invest. 2004 Apr; 113(7):981-9. . View in PubMed

Diffuse bone marrow uptake on whole-body F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography in a patient taking recombinant erythropoietin Clin Nucl Med. 2004 Mar; 29(3):161-3. . View in PubMed

An analytic study of the effects of attenuation on tumor detection in whole-body PET oncology imaging J Nucl Med. 2003 Nov; 44(11):1855-61. . View in PubMed

Positron emission tomography imaging of the aging brain Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2003 Nov; 13(4):759-67. . View in PubMed

Impulsivity and prefrontal hypometabolism in borderline personality disorder Psychiatry Res. 2003 Jul 30; 123(3):153-63. . View in PubMed

[Imaging of mild cognitive impairment] Rev Neurol. 2003 Jul 16-31; 37(2):145-9. . View in PubMed

Teflon-induced granuloma: a false-positive finding with PET resolved with combined PET and CT AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2003 Jun-Jul; 24(6):1164-6. . View in PubMed

PET/CT imaging in recurrent head and neck cancer Semin Ultrasound CT MR. 2003 Jun; 24(3):157-63. . View in PubMed

Heterogeneity of microvascular dysfunction in women with chest pain not attributable to coronary artery disease: implications for clinical practice Am Heart J. 2003 Apr; 145(4):628-35. . View in PubMed

Neuronal transplantation for motor stroke: from the laboratory to the clinic Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2003 Feb; 14(1 Suppl):S153-60xi. . View in PubMed

Combined positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging of recurrent thyroid cancer Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003 Feb; 128(2):178-84. . View in PubMed

Brain morphometric abnormalities in geriatric depression: long-term neurobiological effects of illness duration Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Aug; 159(8):1424-7. . View in PubMed

The relation of White Matter Hyperintensities to implicit learning in healthy older adults Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2002 Jul; 17(7):664-9. . View in PubMed

Longitudinal increase in the volume of white matter hyperintensities in late-onset depression Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2002 Jun; 17(6):526-30. . View in PubMed

Venous angioma adjacent to the root entry zone of the trigeminal nerve: implications for management of trigeminal neuralgia Neuroradiology. 2002 Apr; 44(4):342-6. . View in PubMed

Positron emission tomography/computed tomography imaging for the detection of recurrent ovarian and fallopian tube carcinoma: a retrospective review Gynecol Oncol. 2002 Apr; 85(1):53-8. . View in PubMed

Evidence of increased serotonin-1A receptor binding in type 2 diabetes: a positron emission tomography study Brain Res. 2002 Feb 08; 927(1):97-103. . View in PubMed

Physiologic uterine uptake of FDG during menstruation demonstrated with serial combined positron emission tomography and computed tomography Clin Nucl Med. 2002 Jan; 27(1):22-4. . View in PubMed

Altered serotonin 2A receptor activity in women who have recovered from bulimia nervosa Am J Psychiatry. 2001 Jul; 158(7):1152-5. . View in PubMed

Analyses of [(18)F]altanserin bolus injection PET dataII: consideration of radiolabeled metabolites in humans. Synapse. 2001 Jul; 41(1):11-21. . View in PubMed

Effects of bupropion SR on anterior paralimbic function during waking and REM sleep in depression: preliminary findings using Psychiatry Res. 2001 Apr 10; 106(2):95-111. . View in PubMed

The role of positron emission tomography in evaluating mediastinal lymph node metastases in non-small-cell lung cancer Clin Lung Cancer. 2001 Feb; 2(3):229-33. . View in PubMed

Regional cerebral blood flow after recovery from bulimia nervosa Psychiatry Res. 2000 Nov 20; 100(1):31-9. . View in PubMed

Whole-body FDG positron emission tomographic imaging for staging esophageal cancer comparison with computed tomography Clin Nucl Med. 2000 Nov; 25(11):882-7. . View in PubMed

Combined PET/CT Imaging in OncologyImpact on Patient Management. Clin Positron Imaging. 2000 Nov; 3(6):223-230. . View in PubMed

Image analysis in patients with cancer studied with a combined PET and CT scanner Clin Nucl Med. 2000 Nov; 25(11):905-10. . View in PubMed

J Nucl Med. 2000 Nov; 41(11):1842-8. . View in PubMed

Superphysiologic FDG Uptake in the Non-Paralyzed Vocal CordResolution of a False-Positive PET Result with Combined PET-CT Imaging. Clin Positron Imaging. 2000 Sep; 3(5):207-211. . View in PubMed

Transplantation of cultured human neuronal cells for patients with stroke Neurology. 2000 Aug 22; 55(4):565-9. . View in PubMed

Towards a neurobiology of dysfunctional arousal in depression: the relationship between beta EEG power and regional cerebral glucose metabolism during NREM sleep Psychiatry Res. 2000 Apr 10; 98(2):71-91. . View in PubMed

A fenfluramine-activated FDG-PET study of borderline personality disorder Biol Psychiatry. 2000 Mar 15; 47(6):540-7. . View in PubMed

Planned ictal FDG PET imaging for localization of extratemporal epileptic foci Epilepsia. 2000 Feb; 41(2):193-200. . View in PubMed

PET imaging of serotonin type 2A receptors in late-life neuropsychiatric disorders Am J Psychiatry. 1999 Dec; 156(12):1871-8. . View in PubMed

Comparative evaluation of MR-based partial-volume correction schemes for PET J Nucl Med. 1999 Dec; 40(12):2053-65. . View in PubMed

Evaluation of distant metastases in esophageal cancer: 100 consecutive positron emission tomography scans Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Oct; 68(4):1133-6; discussion 1136-7. . View in PubMed

Survival of patients with high grade glioma treated with intrathecal thiotriethylenephosphoramide for ependymal or leptomeningeal gliomatosis Cancer. 1999 Oct 01; 86(7):1347-53. . View in PubMed

Brain tumor volume measurement: comparison of manual and semiautomated methods Radiology. 1999 Sep; 212(3):811-6. . View in PubMed

A positron emission tomography (PET) study of autobiographical memory retrieval Memory. 1999 Sep-Nov; 7(5-6):679-702. . View in PubMed

Changes in forebrain function from waking to REM sleep in depression: preliminary analyses of [18F]FDG PET studies Psychiatry Res. 1999 Aug 31; 91(2):59-78. . View in PubMed

In vivo assessment of aging changes in serotonin function Neuropsychopharmacology. 1999 Aug; 21(2):323-4. . View in PubMed

Dopamine systems in human immunodeficiency virus-associated dementia Neuropsychiatry Neuropsychol Behav Neurol. 1999 Jul; 12(3):184-92. . View in PubMed

Platinum subdural grid: MR imaging compatibility testing Radiology. 1999 Jun; 211(3):886-8. . View in PubMed

MR imaging response of brain metastases after gamma knife stereotactic radiosurgery Radiology. 1999 Jun; 211(3):807-14. . View in PubMed

Cerebral glucose metabolic response to combined total sleep deprivation and antidepressant treatment in geriatric depression Am J Psychiatry. 1999 May; 156(5):683-9. . View in PubMed

Fungal spinal osteomyelitis in the immunocompromised patient: MR findings in three cases AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1999 Mar; 20(3):381-5. . View in PubMed

Functional neuroanatomy of semantic memory: recognition of semantic associations Neuroimage. 1999 Jan; 9(1):88-96. . View in PubMed

The ECAT ART Scanner for Positron Emission Tomography2. Research and Clinical Applications. Clin Positron Imaging. 1999 Jan; 2(1):17-30. . View in PubMed

A study of injected dose for brain mapping on the ECAT HR+: activation maps for a parametric verbal working memory task Neuroimage. 1999 Jan; 9(1):145-53. . View in PubMed

Neuropharmacology and receptor studies in the elderly J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 1999; 12(3):137-49. . View in PubMed

Test-retest variability of serotonin 5-HT2A receptor binding measured with positron emission tomography and [18F]altanserin in the human brain Synapse. 1998 Dec; 30(4):380-92. . View in PubMed

Reduced binding of [18F]altanserin to serotonin type 2A receptors in aging: persistence of effect after partial volume correction Brain Res. 1998 Nov 30; 813(1):167-71. . View in PubMed

Methods to Improve Whole-body Imaging on an ECAT ART Scanner Clin Positron Imaging. 1998 Sep; 1(4):236. . View in PubMed

Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in pneumonia J Nucl Med. 1998 Jul; 39(7):1267-9. . View in PubMed

FDG imaging of spinal cord primitive neuroectodermal tumor J Nucl Med. 1998 Jul; 39(7):1207-9. . View in PubMed

Cerebral blood flow in hypertensive patients: an initial report of reduced and compensatory blood flow responses during performance of two cognitive tasks Hypertension. 1998 Jun; 31(6):1216-22. . View in PubMed

Serotonin in aging, late-life depression, and Alzheimer's disease: the emerging role of functional imaging Neuropsychopharmacology. 1998 Jun; 18(6):407-30. . View in PubMed

Qualitative versus quantitative assessment of cerebrovascular reserves Neurosurgery. 1998 May; 42(5):1005-10; discussion 1011-2. . View in PubMed

Hemorrhagic presentation of untreated primary CNS lymphoma in a patient with AIDS AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1998 Apr; 170(4):1114-5. . View in PubMed

Cerebral MR imaging in intravascular lymphomatosis AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 1998 Mar; 19(3):427-31. . View in PubMed

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Carolyn Meltzer, MD, began her appointment as the Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and the John and May Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine, on March 1, 2022. Dean Meltzer oversees the operations and academic affairs of the Keck School of Medicine, which is the home to 26 basic and clinical academic programs and 16 major research institutes. She serves as the academic leader of the Keck School faculty and staff, who perform biomedical research and clinical care, and train medical students, graduate students, postdoctoral trainees and undergraduates. The Keck School of Medicine, along with Keck Medicine, LAC+USC Medical Center and CHLA, is also the sponsor of more than 1,200 resident physicians training in more than 70 specialty or subspecialty programs.

Dr. Meltzer is an expert in neuroradiology and nuclear medicine and has conducted research to understand the brain’s structure and function during normal aging, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and psychiatric disorders in later life. She also specializes in cancer imaging research. Meltzer also has subspecialty certification in neuroradiology and advanced training in positron emission tomography, known as PET.

Dr. Meltzer was recruited from Emory University where she served as the William P. Timmie Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University for 15 years. She also served in two additional leadership roles at Emory’s School of Medicine: Executive Associate Dean of Faculty Academic Advancement, Leadership, and Inclusion, and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.

She has a lengthy history of service to the medical profession on a national level, serving on professional and advisory boards like the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies at the Association of American Medical Colleges, American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors and many others. She has received numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Association, the Gold Medal Award from the Association of University Radiologists and the Outstanding Researcher Award and Gold Medal from the American Society of Neuroradiology. She is a member of the Academy Council of Distinguished Investigators in the Academy for Radiology and Biomedical Imaging Research.

Prior to her recent appointment at Emory University, Meltzer held various academic and administrative appointments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Meltzer earned her medical degree from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her graduate medical education at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She holds an undergraduate degree in biology and neurobiology with honors from Cornell University.

On a personal note, Dr. Meltzer’s photography has been the creative complement to her medical imaging career. Her art has been featured in more than 50 solo and group exhibits in the US and Europe, presented in the Yale University Beinecke Library Archive, and published in South x Southeast Photomagazine, the American Journal of Neuroradiology, and Edge of Humanity Magazine.
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