Speaker's BiographyCarmen Puliafito
Dean, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Carmen Puliafito is dean of the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, a position he has held since 2007. He continues to lead the transformation of the Keck School into one of the nation's 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 at USC's Doheny Eye Institute and serves as the current editor of Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging. From 2001 to 2007, 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 graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, Puliafito also earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.