USC Warned Several Times About Med School Dean’s Inebriation But Took Little Action

Then there was a Keck medical conference, a researcher who attended recalled, in which the dean seemed inebriated when he fell asleep in his chair. (Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images)
One colleague told of witnessing a boozy Dr. For years, the troubling reports circulated among the faculty of USC’s Keck School of Medicine: Their dean had a drinking problem. Read the full story on Carmen A. Another said Puliafito appeared drunk at an off-campus gathering as he spilled into his car and drove away. Then-USC Keck School of Medicine Dean Dr. Complaints of Puliafito’s drinking began to reach USC administrators more than five years ago. Puliafito arrives at the Second-Annual Rebels With A Cause Gala at Paramount Studios on March 20, 2014, in Hollywood. 34.061138

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