Title: Ophthalmologist, Consultant
Location: Pasadena, California, United States
Carmen Puliafito, Ophthalmologist and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in ophthalmology and education.
Dr. Puliafito’s career has taken him through the spheres of treating patients, educating prospective medical professionals and conducting research within the field. One of his most recent positions has been serving as the Dean of the Keck School of Medicine with the University of Southern California, a role he held from 2007 to 2016. He has also directed the Bascon Palmer Eye Institute, the Department of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. In his career, Dr. Puliafito has instructed students as a professor at Harvard Medical School, as a professor of biomedical engineering at Tufts University and the University of Miami School of Medicine. Since 1982, he has been a visiting scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Interested in the field of medicine and eye and vision health from an early age, Dr. Puliafito pursued his own education first at Harvard College, earning an AB cum laude in 1973. He continued at Harvard Medical College, received an MD magna cum laude in 1978. From there, he interned at the Faulkner Hospital with Tufts University and subsequently served as a resident at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In 1997, Dr. Puliafito received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania. In recognition of his work, he has received a number of awards, including the Champalimanel Vision Award in 2012, the I Migliori Award from Pirandello Lyceum of Massachusetts, the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award in Visual Sciences, the Man of Vision Award from Boston Aid to the Blind and the Leon Goldman Award from the Biomedical Optics Society.
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