Other Faculty At USC Had Flagged Former Med School Dean’s Behavior As ‘Embarrassing’ Years Ago
But USC President C.L. Max Nikias opted to reappoint Dr. Carmen Puliafito anyway, giving him a new five-year term with an annual salary of more than $1 million.
Los Angeles Times:
Complaints Of Drinking, Abusive Behavior Dogged USC Medical School Dean For Years
USC faced a choice five years ago: Keep Dr. Carmen Puliafito at the helm of the Keck School of Medicine or replace him. As dean, Puliafito had brought in star researchers, raised hundreds of millions of dollars and boosted the school’s national ranking — all critical steps in USC’s plan to become an elite research institution. (Ryan, Pringle, Hamilton, Parvini and Elmahrek, 7/30)