Mary Lou Mojonnier, Pathology Education Coordinator Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Emory University Hospital
1364 Clifton Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30322-8110, USA
This 1-year fellowship provides practical competency in forensic pathology and the necessary experience to meet the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Training is under the direction of Dr. Randy L. Hanzlick and is based at the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Center, which includes a full-time staff of four board-certified forensic pathologists and 11 investigators. The Medical Examiner's Office investigates approximately 2,500 deaths per year, including approximately 200 homicides, 90 suicides, 200 accidental deaths, and 150 traffic fatalities. Each year, the medical examiner's staff conducts approximately 900 autopsies, 400 external exams, 800 scene investigations, and 1,200 toxicologic investigations.
A forensic pathology fellow performs approximately 250 autopsies per year and participates in approximately 75 scene investigations. Adequate staff and teaching material are available to facilitate education without undue or excessive caseload and service work. Rotations at the Georgia Division of Forensic Sciences Crime Lab and other local agencies provide experience in toxicology and other forensic disciplines. Fellows have access to in-house photography, computers, and to nearby Grady Memorial Hospital and its library, laboratory, and conferences.
ACGME fully accredited (1 position)
USMLE Step 3, Georgia Medical Licensure, AP/CP or AP completed
Randy L. Hanzlick, MD, Program Director
Michele Stauffenberg, MD, Assistant Director
Eric Kiesel, MD, PhD
Michael Heninger, MD
Geoffrey Smith, MD