Contact Media Relations


Please contact our media relations team to coordinate interviews, photo shoots or filming with Keck Medicine of USC physicians or clinical researchers. Our team is available to assist you with requests for specific medical departments or areas of research no matter your deadline. If you are unsure which specialty best suits your needs, please call our media relations hotline at (323) 865-7882.   

Please note that stories involving patients require advance HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) consent, as required by federal law. In addition, any visit to our facilities requires advance approval and an escort by a member of our team.  

For COVID-19 requests, please visit our expert database or click here for news and updates.

Media Relations Team

Meg Aldrich 

Associate Administrator, Corporate Communications 

Phone (626) 825-0309 

  • Corporate communications  

  • Executive communications 

  • Hospital operations 

  • Issues management  

Cynthia Smith 

Media Relations Manager 

Phone (323) 442-3811  

  • Cardiology  

  • Ear, nose and throat 

  • Dermatology  

  • Gastroenterology 

  • Hepatology 

  • Internal medicine 

  • Neurology 

  • Ophthalmology 

  • Pulmonology 

  • Sleep medicine 

  • Surgery 

  • Transplants 

Mary Dacuma 

Senior Media Relations Specialist 

Phone: (323) 865-7839  

  • Anesthesiology 

  • Cancer 

  • Endocrinology and diabetes 

  • Geriatrics 

  • Hematology 

  • Infectious diseases 

  • Palliative care 

  • Men’s health 

  • Nephrology 

  • Radiology  

  • Rheumatology  

  • Toxicology 

  • Urology 

  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital 

Gabriella Robison 

Media Relations Specialist 

Phone: (323) 865-7657  

  • Emergency medicine 

  • Obstetrics and gynecology 

  • Orthopaedics 

  • Psychiatry 

  • Spine 

  • Women’s health 

Alison Bell Rainey 

Media Relations Specialist 

Phone: (323) 865-7793 

  • Special projects 

  • Writer/editor  

For all other questions or if you need immediate assistance outside of normal workday hours, please call our media relations hotline at (323) 865-7882. 


Contact Keck School of Medicine of USC Media Relations 

To coordinate interviews pertaining to Keck School of Medicine student events, issues, Office of the Dean or other faculty queries at the Keck School, please visit this page.