ASNR Congratulates Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR, on Her Appointment as Dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC

Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR, has been appointed Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC

The American Society of Neuroradiology extends its warmest congratulations to Carolyn C. Meltzer, MD, FACR, on her appointment to Dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She is currently the William P. Timmie Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Meltzer served as President of ASNR from 2010-2011. She was the third woman in that role in the organization’s history. Her leadership significantly influenced the strategic direction of the ASNR, leading the organization to continued ongoing success. Her contributions to ASNR included establishing the Women in Neuroradiology Leadership Award, enhancing programing on health policy and economics, and leading strategic planning efforts.   

As Chair of the Radiology Department at Emory University, a position she has held for 15 years, Dr. Meltzer has overseen more than 1,200 health providers and employees, nine hospitals and many community-based clinics, representing a medical enterprise responsible for more than 1.5 million procedures each year. Additionally, she holds two additional important leadership roles at Emory University School of Medicine as the Executive Associate Dean of faculty academic advancement, leadership and inclusion and Chief Diversity and Inclusion officer.

Prior to her tenure at Emory University, Dr. Meltzer held various academic and administrative appointments at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, including Professor of Radiology, Neurology and Psychiatry and Chief of Neuroradiology.

In addition to her leadership roles at ASNR, Dr. Meltzer has served on several national professional and advisory boards, including the Radiological Society of North America, the Council of Faculty and Academic Societies at the Association of American Medical Colleges, and American College of Radiology Board of Chancellors. She has won both the Outstanding Researcher Award and Gold Medal Award from ASNR, as well as the Distinguished Service Award from the American Medical Association and the Gold Medal Award from the Association of University Radiologists.

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 biology and neurobiology with honors from Cornell University. Board certified in both diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, she also has subspecialty certification in neuroradiology and advanced training in PET.

Dr. Meltzer will assume her new role at USC effective March 1, 2022.