Academic Forensic Pathologist

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist/Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, US


The Department of Pathology at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist/Wake Forest University School of Medicine is recruiting an academic forensic pathologist to join six board-certified forensic pathologists, which also includes expertise in neuropathology and pediatric pathology. Duties include performing and supervising the performance of medicolegal and hospital autopsies, providing expert witness testimony in criminal and civil court proceedings, scene investigation, overseeing the work of the Death Investigators, death certification, and achieving an appointment with the state as a county medical examiner for Forsyth County in North Carolina. Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Health is a renowned academic institution, and teaching duties include providing instruction to medical students, pathology residents, and forensic pathology fellows. The autopsy service is known for its consistent presentations at regional and national conferences, and experience in and continuation of a moderate program of scholarly activity is encouraged. The Department of Pathology serves as an academically based Regional (33 counties) Autopsy Center for the State of North Carolina. The Forensic Pathology service performs approximately 1350 full autopsies and 350 external examinations along with hospital autopsies each year. The hospital autopsy service covers Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and its System Affiliates. As a result, the autopsy service has ready access to consultations in neuropathology, anthropology, odontology, hematopathology, and surgical pathology. The service has in-house radiology, histology and microbiology. The institution has superb on-site library resources. Ample opportunities exist and are encouraged for research collaboration with various faculty in the Department of Pathology and various departments within the institution.


Minimum requirements: 1) MD degree or DO degree, 2) Board certified/qualified in anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology and board certified/qualified in forensic pathology with the expectation of achieving subspecialty certification within 3 years of hire and maintaining certification for the duration of employment, 3) Evidence of scholarly interest, 4) Evidence of public speaking and writing skills, and 5) Interest and demonstrated ability in teaching medical students, pathology residents and forensic pathology fellows. Applicants accepted for interview will be expected to present a 50-minute departmental lecture of a forensic topic of interest.


Salary is based on academic rank and years in service. Faculty rank will be based upon qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Send a signed letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three references to: Tiffany O’Neill, D.O.,, or Ms. Lauren Elmore,, Department of Pathology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences, 1 Medical Center Boulevard, Winston Salem, NC 27157-1072.