Testimony By USC Official Is First Hint That An Administrator Had Suspicions About Dean’s Drug Use
The Medical Board hearing this week in Los Angeles will determine whether Dr. Carmen Puliafito, the former medical school dean who has been accused of inappropriate behavior including drug use, is allowed to resume practicing medicine.
Los Angeles Times:
Top USC Medical School Official Feared Dean Was 'Doing Drugs' And Alerted Administration, He Testifies
A former vice dean of USC’s Keck School of Medicine testified Tuesday that he feared the school’s then-dean, Dr. Carmen A. Puliafito, “could be doing drugs” and expressed concerns about his general well-being to the university’s No. 2 administrator before Puliafito abruptly left his job in 2016. Dr. Henri Ford’s testimony at a hearing of the state Medical Board marks the first suggestion that any USC administrator had suspicions about Puliafito’s possible drug use before he stepped down. (Elmahrek and Pringle, 6/5)