University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine of USC

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is adjacent to the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center — one of the largest teaching hospitals in the United States. Keck’s faculty, students and residents serve more than one million patients each year through the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the USC Norris Cancer Hospital, the Keck Hospital of USC, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and a network of USC-affiliated hospitals throughout Southern California. Photo by Chris Shinn Photography.

Founded in 1885, the Keck School of Medicine of USC is part of Keck Medicine of USC, a major center of medical research, education and patient care with more than 1,500 full-time faculty members and a voluntary faculty of more than 4,000 physicians. Faculty includes national leaders in each of its 25 clinical and basic science departments. Located on the university’s 30.8-acre Health Sciences Campus three miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, the Keck School is adjacent to the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, one of the largest teaching hospitals in the United States.

The Keck School’s faculty, students and residents serve more than one million patients each year through the Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, the USC Norris Cancer Hospital, the Keck Hospital of USC, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, USC Verdugo Hills and a network of USC-affiliated hospitals throughout Southern California. More than 500 faculty physicians care for patients with complex medical needs as well as provide primary care.

The Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research of USC, which opened in the fall of 2010, joins the Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower and USC Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute in providing state-of-the-art facilities for important scientific discovery. With more than $248 million in total federal research support, the Keck School ranks among the top U.S. medical schools in federal funding.

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is at the forefront of medical education and was among the first medical schools to adopt Introduction to Clinical Medicine courses for first-year students, providing direct experience in patient care from the start.

Administration

Carmen A. Puliafito, M.D., MBA, Dean, May S. and John Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine

Ted J. Budge, M.S., Senior Associate Dean, Chief Operating Officer

Thomas A. Buchanan, M.D., Vice Dean, Research

Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, Vice Dean, Medical Education

Judy Garner, Ph.D., Vice Dean, Faculty Affairs

D. Brent Polk, M.D., Vice Dean, Clinical Affairs (CHLA)

Melany Duval, B.A., Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice President for Health Sciences Development

Donna D. Elliott, M.D., Ed.D., Senior Associate Dean, Student and Educational Affairs

Deborah Fullerton, MBA, Senior Associate Dean and Associate Vice President, Public Relations and Marketing

Lili Delcampo, J.D., Associate General Counsel for Health Sciences

Raquel D. Arias, M.D., Associate Dean, Admissions

Glenn Ault, M.D., Associate Dean for Clinical Administration (LAC+USC Medical Center)

Ronald Ben-Ari, M.D., Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education, and Assistant Dean, Curriculum

Peggy Farnham, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs (Ph.D. Programs)

Inderbir Gill, M.D., Associate Dean, Clinical Innovation

Stephanie Hall, M.D., Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs (Keck Medical Center)

Laura Mosqueda, Associate Dean, Primary Care

Elahe Nezami, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs (Undergraduate, Master’s and Professional Degree Programs)

Lawrence M. Opas, M.D., Associate Dean, Graduate Medical Education

Michele T. Pato, M.D., Associate Dean, Academic Scholarship

Pamela Schaff, M.D., Associate Dean, Curriculum

Uttam Sinha, M.D., Associate Dean, Surgical Simulation

Maura Sullivan, Ed.D., Associate Dean, Stimulation Education for Health Sciences

Stuart P. Swadron, M.D., Assistant Dean, Pre-health Undergraduate Studies

Paul M. Thompson, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Bioinformatics Research

Rohit Varma, M.D., MPH, Associate Dean, Strategic Planning and Community Network Development

Althea M. Alexander, Assistant Dean, Student Diversity

David Baron, D.O., M.S.Ed., Assistant Dean, Global Relations

Gerhard Coetzee, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Research Integrity

Cha-Chi Fung, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of Educational Affairs

Tatum Korin, Ed.D., Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education

Joyce Richey, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Educational Affairs

Frank R. Sinatra, M.D., Assistant Dean, Faculty Development

Darcy Spicer, M.D., Assistant Dean, Clinical Research Studies

Sajjad Yacoob, M.D., Assistant Dean, Student Affairs

Ruth Wood, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Appointments and Promotions