The Pathology Department of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner Office offer a one-year accredited fellowship training program in forensic pathology.  The office draws all of its caseload from Jefferson County, which includes the city of Birmingham, and has a population base of approximately 660,000.  The office annually examines approximately 800 bodies including approximately 100 homicides and 400 accidental deaths.  Complete scene investigations are routinely conducted by in-house investigators of homicidal, accidental, and suicidal deaths.  All medical and police records are routinely obtained.  The fellow will act as a functioning forensic pathologist and will be responsible, under supervision by staff pathologists, for scene investigations, complete postmortem examinations, report preparations, conferences with interested parties, and actual court testimony.  Comprehensive backup in all medical specialties is readily available, as are opportunities for research and teaching.  The office is well staffed and equipped including complete photographic and x-ray facilities and computer database of all records.

Successful completion of accredited pathology residency training program in either anatomic pathology or anatomic/clinical pathology.

Commensurate with year of postgraduate training, plus fringe benefits.

Dr. Daniel Dye
Forensic Fellowship Director
Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner Office
1515 South Sixth Avenue
Room 220
Birmingham, AL 35233-1601
Phone: (205) 930-3603
Fax: (205) 930-3595
Email:  (mail to:

Program Coordinator: Rhonda Carr
Phone: (205) 934-2164