Keck School of Medicine of USC

The Keck Medicine Initiative will transform the future of health care by advancing research, medical education, patient care and infrastructure with support from the W. M. Keck Foundation’s $150 million lead gift. USC President C. L. Max Nikias, right, and Keck Foundation CEO and Chairman Robert Day celebrate the gift at a festive gathering on the USC Health Sciences Campus.

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 1,369 full-time faculty members and a voluntary faculty of more than 4,000 physicians. Faculty of the school include national leaders in each of its 24 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.

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 additional USC-affiliated hospitals throughout Southern California. More than 500 faculty physicians comprise the Keck Doctors of USC, caring for patients with a variety of complex medical needs as well as providing 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. Research programs in stem cell/regenerative medicine, cancer, genetics, neuroscience, preventive medicine, transplantation medicine, bioengineering and other key areas have attracted national recognition.

The Keck School of Medicine of USC is at the forefront of medical education, with an integrated, modern curriculum. Keck 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 of medical school.


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 for Research 

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

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

Keith Gran, B.S., MBA, President and CEO, USC Care Medical Group, Inc.

Steven Mackey, B.S., Executive Director, Health Research Association

Stacey Bratcher, J.D., Associate General Counsel for Health Sciences

Raquel D. Arias, M.D., Associate Dean, Educational Affairs (Special Projects); Interim Associate Dean, Admissions

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

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

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, and Della Martin Chair in Psychiatry

Althea M. Alexander, Assistant Dean, Student Diversity

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

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

Pamela B. Schaff, M.D., Assistant Dean, Curriculum

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

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