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Forme dean of USC Medical School led secret life of hookers and drugs

July 18, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Forme dean of USC Medical School led secret life of hookers and drugs

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The former head of USC’s medical school, Carmen Puliafito led a shocking double life —he was a married, well-known eye doctor by day and a meth-smoking party animal by night.

“He would say, ‘They love me here. The students think I am God,’” Sarah Warren, 21, a former prostitute, and Puliafito’s ex-girlfriend, said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

The 66-year-old left from his $1.1 million salary position at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine in 2016 — three weeks after the prostitute overdosed in his hotel room.

Warren managed to survive the overdose and later began talking about their drug-fueled relationship to the LA Times, alongside with other users in their group. The paper also refers to pictures and footage of the Harvard-trained doctor using heroin, meth, and ecstasy.

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Shockingly, the father of three carried on with his double life without any effects on his job. During his tenure at Keck, he helped raise $1 billion in donations, increased the school’s prestige and profile, and managed hundreds of staff and students.

However, at night, he was hiring and bringing hookers and addicts into his office to party: Pictures show the drugged-up doc’s posse using heroin in Keck School lab coats and USC merchandise.

And the doctor always covered the bill for the parties.

“He said, ‘Money is not an issue,’” 39-year-old Don Stokes, told the paper. “There was hardly a day when he wasn’t around.”

Stokes said the doctor even purchased him meth when he went to rehab.

However, the good times came to an end when Warren suffered an overdose. Puliafito called 911 and told them she had too much to drink. Warren said it was GHB — the “date rape” drug.

Police in Pasadena stated that they discovered over a gram of meth in the room — although police didn’t arrest Puliafito for possession and mysteriously neglected to file a report on the OD until the Times inquired about the incident.

Carmen Puliafito left his position just after the incident to work for the pharma firm Ophthotech — which laid him off in December when its drugs were failing clinical trials.

Now, the man is back representing USC at public functions — and sees patients at the university’s eye clinics.

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