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    Forensic Pathology, located at
    Fulton County Medical Examiners Office
    ...
    Atlanta, GA 30303, USA

    Fulton County Medical Examiners Office, Fulton County, Georgia

    Forensic Pathology

    Jan Marie Gorniak, DO, Director

    Forensic pathology is the study of disease and injury that is of interest to the public and the courts. Subspecialty board certification is available in forensic pathology after completion of a minimum of three-years in pathology residency and an additional fellowship year in an accredited forensic pathology training program. The Fulton County Medical Examiner has an accredited forensic pathology training program in conjunction with Emory. Pathology residents rotate through the office for one-month periods and a one-month clerkship is available to medical students.

    The Fulton County Medical Examiner investigates approximately 2300 deaths per year and performs about 1000 complete autopsy and additional 400-500 external examinations. The Medical Examiner investigates deaths that are known or suspected as being due to injury or poisoning, or which are sudden, unexpected, and unexplained or suspicious for foul play.

    Meet our Forensic Pathology faculty...


    Forensic Pathology Faculty Photo

    Jan Marie Gorniak, DO


    Assistant Professor
    Forensic Pathology



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    Michael M Heninger, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Forensic Pathology


    Clinical Focus -

    Medico-legal death investigation - This includes supervision and review of death scene investigation, performance of autopsies, interpretation of test results on samples collected at autopsy, review of medical history, preparation of documents related to death investigation, determining cause and manner of death, testifying in court as an expert witness, public health surveillance, and teaching of fellows and residents.

    Research Interests -

    Research Overview -General topics in Forensic Pathology - Collaboration with others interested in our data -


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    Karen E Sullivan, MD


    Assistant Professor
    Forensic Pathology