Carolyn Meltzer, MD
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
Dean and May S. and John H. Hooval Dean’s Chair
CA Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD was appointed to the CIRM Board by Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis. Dr. Meltzer is an expert in neuroradiology and nuclear medicine and is well known for her role in evaluating and translating novel technologies, such as the first human-combined PET-CT scanner and the application of AI to medical images.

Her NIH-funded research has focused on the brain’s structure and function during normal aging, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and psychiatric disorders in later life. Dr. Meltzer currently serves as the Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the May S. and John H. Hooval Dean’s Chair in Medicine.

Prior to her appointment at the Keck School, Dr. Meltzer was the William P. Timmie Professor and Chair in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the Emory School of Medicine. She’s held numerous academic positions throughout her career and received several recognitions for her work, including the distinguished service award from the American Medical Association and gold medal award from the American College of Radiology.

Dr. Meltzer earned her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her graduate medical education at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She holds an undergraduate degree in neurobiology with honors from Cornell University.