A Forensic Pathologist is a medical doctor who specializes in the investigation of sudden, unexpected, or violent deaths. They use their expertise in anatomy, pathology, and medical science to determine the cause of death and assist in the investigation of criminal cases.
Forensic Pathologists perform autopsies to examine the body and collect evidence to determine the cause of death. They may also analyze tissue samples, blood, and other bodily fluids to identify drugs, toxins, or other substances that may have contributed to the person's death.
In addition to performing autopsies, Forensic Pathologists may also provide expert testimony in court cases to help determine the cause and manner of death in cases of homicide, suicide, accidental deaths, and natural deaths. They work closely with law enforcement agencies, medical examiners, and other forensic specialists to investigate crimes and ensure that justice is served.
Forensic Pathologists must complete medical school and residency training in pathology, followed by specialized training in forensic pathology. They must also obtain a license to practice medicine in their state or country and may be required to pass a certification exam in forensic pathology.