Contact Media Relations

Summary

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.

Meg Aldrich 

Associate Administrator, Corporate Communications

Meg.Aldrich@med.usc.edu

  • Corporate communications  
  • Executive communications 
  • Hospital operations 
  • Issues management 

Media Relations Team

 
Cynthia Smith 

Senior Manager, Media Relations  

Cynthia.Smith@med.usc.edu Phone (323) 442-3811  

  • Cardiology  
  • Ear, nose and throat 
  • Dermatology  
  • Gastroenterology 
  • Hepatology 
  • Internal medicine 
  • Neurology 
  • Ophthalmology
 
Mary Dacuma 

Senior Specialist, Media Relations

Mary.Dacuma@med.usc.edu 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 

Specialist, Media Relations 

Gabriella.Robison@med.usc.edu Phone: (323) 865-7657  

  • Emergency medicine
  • Orthopaedics 
  • Psychiatry 
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep medicine
  • Spine 
  • Surgery 
  • Transplants 
  • Women’s health 
 
Alison Bell Rainey 

Specialist, Media Relations 

Alison.Rainey@med.usc.edu 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.