thumbnail_BCM_DWD_at_firing_range.jpgFirearms training is an important part of the Forensic Pathology, featuring training time offered by instructors at the Jefferson County Sherriff's Office. Pictured are Assistant Professor Dr. Brandi McCleskey with Fellowship Director Dr. Daniel Dye at a recent training session.

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Interview deadline: March 15


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 660,000. The office annually examines approximately 1200 bodies including approximately 200 homicides and 550 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 radiography facilities and digitization 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 Department of Pathology's Forensic Toxicology Section. Opportunities for collaboration on research projects with faculty in the Toxicology Division are also available.

Meet Our Forensic Pathology Faculty

Daniel DyeDaniel Dye, M.D.
Associate Professor, Forensic Pathology
Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program

Gregory DavisGregory Davis, M.D.
Professor, Forensic Pathology
Director, Forensic Pathology Division

Daniel AthertonDaniel Atherton, M.D.
Associate Professor, Forensic Pathology

Brandi McCleskeyBrandi McCleskey, M.D.
Associate Professor, Forensic Pathology
Assistant Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program


Successful completion of accredited pathology residency program in AP or AP/CP


Stipends are commensurate with the level of postgraduate training in Pathology. Also provided is a professional development fund and a generous relocation allowance.


Submit application 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.
Associate Professor in Pathology
Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program
Department of Pathology
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, HSB 149M, Birmingham, AL 35249

Forensic Pathology Fellowship Information

Susan Mills
Program Coordinator
Telephone: (205) 975-3450