Number of appointments per year - 1

The Pathology Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiner Office offer a one year accredited fellowship training program in forensic pathology. The office draws its caseload from Jefferson County, which includes the city of Birmingham, and has a population base of approximately 662,000. 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 acts as a functioning forensic pathologist and is responsible, under supervision by staff pathologists, for scene investigations, complete postmortem examinations, protocol preparations, conferences with interested parties, and actual court testimony. Consultation in all medical specialties is readily available if needed, as are opportunities for teaching. Two crime laboratories (representing two jurisdictions) serve the metropolitan area. The medical examiner office is well staffed and equipped, including complete photographic and x-ray facilities and computerization of all records. The database makes research feasible, and research with presentation at a national scientific meeting is encouraged. In addition, toxicological testing is provided in house by the UAB Division of Forensic Toxicology. Opportunities for collaboration on research projects with faculty in the Toxicology Division are also available.

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

Salary levels are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training. Also provided is a professional development fund.

Daniel Dye, M.D., Assistant Professor/Associate Coroner-Medical Examiner, Fellowship Program Director; Gregory G. Davis, M.D., Professor/Chief Coroner-Medical Examiner; Daniel Atherton, M.D., Assistant Professor/Associate Coroner-Medical Examiner; Brandi McCleskey, M.D., Assistant Professor/Associate Coroner-Medical Examine


Submit application 12 to 24 months prior to initiation of training along with curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation, including one from current program director to:

Address letters of recommendation to:
Daniel Dye, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology
Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M
Birmingham, AL 35249-6823

Additional information can be obtained from:

Program Coordinator
Telephone: (205) 975-3450; Fax: (205) 975-PATH