University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Carmen Puliafito

Carmen PuliafitoCarmen Puliafito 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.  Puliafito is a renowned ophthalmologist, widely recognized for his innovative advances in treatment, including his co-invention of optical coherence tomography (OCT), which revolutionized laser surgery. In addition to his responsibilities as dean, he is an active clinician and serves as the current editor of Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging.

From 2001 to 2007, Carmen Puliafito served as chair of the department of ophthalmology at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.  Prior to his work at Bascom Palmer, he served as founding director of the New England Eye Center and chair of the department of ophthalmology at Tufts University (1991 to 2001). A cum laude graduate of Harvard College and a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Medical School, Puliafito also earned a M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

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