University of Southern California

Keck School of Medicine of USC

In 2013 USC launched the university-wide Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research Initiative, supporting interdisciplinary collaboration and clinical applications in cancer research, neural and sensory research, musculo-skeletal research and others. Here Ph.D. candidate Yvonne Leung works with Assistant Professor of Pathology Krzystof Kobielak at the Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC.

Keck School of Medicine of USC

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, 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 new 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.


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

Coreen Rodgers, MBA, Chief Operating Officer

Thomas A. Buchanan, M.D., Interim 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)

Stacey Bratcher, 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

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

Donna D. Elliott, M.D., Ed.D., Associate Dean, Student Affairs

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

Stephanie Hall, M.D., Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs (LAC+USC Medical Center)

Deborah Johnson, Ph.D., Associate Dean, Graduate Affairs (Ph.D. Programs)

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

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

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

Althea M. Alexander, Assistant Dean, Student Diversity

Stanley P. Azen, Ph.D., Assistant Dean, Research Integrity

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

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

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