Double life of ex-USC med school dean Carmen Puliafito

The former dean of the University of Southern California's medicine school has a history of partying with young criminals and allegedly taking meth and ecstasy with them.

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times uncovered the sordid history of Dr Carmen Puliafito, 66, who abruptly quit his job last year soon after a 21-year-old woman overdosed in his Pasadena hotel room. 

The woman, named as Sarah Warren, was rushed to hospital after the overdose in March 2016 and was able to recover. Police found meth in the hotel room but no one was ever arrested.

Dr Carmen Puliafito, the former dean of the University of Southern California's medicine school, has a history of partying and allegedly taking meth and ecstasy with criminals

Dr Carmen Puliafito, the former dean of the University of Southern California's medicine school, has a history of partying and allegedly taking meth and ecstasy with criminals

He resigned as dean of Keck School of Medicine three weeks later after a witness to the overdose informed police and USC of Puliafito's behavior.

The woman, named as Sarah Warren, was rushed to hospital after the overdose in March 2016 and was able to recover. Police found meth in the hotel room but no one was ever arrested

The woman, named as Sarah Warren, was rushed to hospital after the overdose in March 2016 and was able to recover. Police found meth in the hotel room but no one was ever arrested

Puliafito's secret life was chronicled in photos and video shot between 2015 and 2016 by his drug-related friends. 

The footage, reviewed by the Times, allegedly shows him taking pills and smoking from glass meth pipes. 

It showed Puliafito - a renowned eye surgeon - partying with others in hotel rooms, cars and even the dean's office at USC.  

He was filmed once showing an orange pill on his tongue before he swallowed it and said: 'Thought I'd take an ecstasy before the ball.' 

The surgeon was also filmed heating a glass meth pipe, inhaling and

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