Fellowship in Forensic Pathology

Program Description: The Office of the Lucas County Coroner's Office in conjunction with University of Toledo Department of Pathology offers a one-year fellowship in forensic pathology. The program is fully accredited by ACGME.  The Lucas County Coroner's Office is accredited by National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and performs approximately 1,300 autopsies per year. The trainee will have exposure to an excellent variety of cases covering a wide spectrum of causes of death ranging from natural deaths to homicides.

The fellow will perform 200–250 forensic autopsies during the one-year fellowship. All autopsy examinations are performed under the supervision of five board-certified forensic pathologists. The fellow is expected to participate fully in all duties of the Coroner's Office, including scene investigations, media interactions, organ and tissue calls, court experiences, and quality assurance by review of the cases. There will be training in other forensic fields as well, such as firearms, anthropology, odontology, toxicology and entomology. Ancillary laboratory studies, which include clinical chemistry, microbiology and histology; are available through the adjacent University of Toledo Department of Pathology.

The fellow will be able to attend a national forensic pathology meeting (National Association of Medical Examiners or American Academy of Forensic Sciences). Research activities and academic pursuits are encouraged. The program has a close and longstanding teaching affiliation with the adjacent University of Toledo Medical School to teach medical students, pathology residents, and other learners.

Program Requirements: Applicants must have an M.D. or D.O. degree and AP/CP-4 or AP-3 training from an ACGME-accredited pathology training program. The applicant must have or be eligible for medical licensure in Ohio.

Stipends: The fellowship salary and benefit package are competitive.

Please use this application form to apply. Send the completed form via email to

Kimberly SzuchKimberly Szuch
Residency Coordinator
Department of Pathology 
University of Toledo Health Science Campus
3000 Arlington Avenue Rm #0136A
Toledo, Ohio 43614-2598
(419) 383-3474


Lucas County Coroner's Office

Diane Scala-Barnett, M.D.
Lucas County Coroner
Cynthia Beisser, M.D.
Deputy Coroner
Robert Forney, Ph.D.
Jeffrey S. Hudson, M.D.
Deputy Coroner

Last Updated: 2/27/20