Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2012 - Present

Director of Pathology Informatics, Co-Director Pathology Residency Program

University of Illinois at Chicago

I am responsible for directing the informatics for the Department of Pathology.  I work with our hospital's Information Services department in managing the laboratory information systems and serve as a bridge between IS and Pathology.  I help to manage the department's requests and recommend projects to advance the practice of pathology and the mission of the medical center.  I am heavily involved with education, serving as co-director of the pathology residency program and working to implement informatics into the residency.  In partnership with several other departments I plan to develop a comprehensive clinical informatics fellowship program at UIC.  My specific research interests include digital imaging and image analysis of medical examiner images, the applications of collaborative technology to enhance medical practice, education and research, and researching education.

Jul 2011 - Jul 2012

Informatics Fellow

Partners Healthcare

Pathology informatics is the study and management of pathology information, information systems and processes. My main areas of focus are digital pathology/image analysis, informatics education and creating links between pathology informatics and clinical informatics

Jul 2010 - Jul 2011


JBB Forensics

I performed medical examiner expert witness testimony

Jun 1997 - Apr 2010

Chief Medical Examiner/CEO

Forensic Medical

I led a group of outstanding forensic professionals that managed death investigation systems as private contractors instead of government employees. I also served as the Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Tennessee and Metropolitan Nashville/Davidson County, investigating unnatural, suspicious or sudden unexpected deaths and led the state's death investigation system.

Jul 1992 - May 1997

City Medical Examiner

NYC Medical Examiner

I first completed my fellowship in forensic pathology and then served as a city medical exmainer. This included death investigation, forensic autopsies and testimony. I was very involved with education and helped open the Bronx Medical Examiner Office in 1993.




New York Medical College
Sep 1978 - Jun 1982

Bachelor of Science

Massachusetts Institute of Technology



Medical Education

Teaching is one of the joys of life.  I have been teaching ever since I was a teenager, going in during breaks to help my mother teach her elementary school class.  I established a fellowship in forensic pathology in Nashville in collaboration with Vanderbilt University Medical Center and served as the Program Director.  I worked to create a train-the-trainer program in Child Death Investigation for law enforcement and first responders.  I now serve as co-Director for the Pathology Residency Program at University of Illinois at Chicago and am one of the instructors in the medical school pathology course.  At UIC one of my education focuses is on informatics education in pathology and medicine.  I am developing an informatics curriculum within our pathology residency program.  In collaboration with others at UIC we are developing a Clinical Informatics Fellowship, and hope to include informatics education into our undergraduate medical education.

Medical Informatics

As a medical examiner and businessman, one area of focus was the application of informatics to the practice of forensics. I designed and developed multiple versions of a forensic information system that is now in use across the state of Tennessee. Our Forensic LIS introduced many new informatics tools and concepts to the work of medical examiners, including; web access, digital image and document integration, tracking security, population informatics, CPOE and automated results reporting. This led to my evolution into an informatician, and my attending a formal fellowship in informatics at MGH.  I am now Director of Informatics at UIC where I continue to push the envelope of what technology can do to enhance medicine.

Medical Adminstration

As a medical examiner, I was very involved with the management of the medical practice. I pioneered the complete privatization of medical examiner offices in Nashville Tennessee beginning in the 1990's. I applied the principles of change management and process improvement to transform the practice of the medical examiner.  I am now involved in the administration of a medical department in a major medical school/hospital and medical education.

Medical Examiner

I have worked full time as a medical examiner for nearly 20 years. I have performed thousands of autopsies and testified in criminal and civil trials hundreds of times. My areas of interest as a medical examiner included pediatric forensic pathology (both sudden natural deaths and violent deaths) and practice standards/office accreditation.


1996 - Present

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

American Board of Pathology
1996 - Present

Forensic Pathology

American Board of Pathology