Chief Medical Examiner

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office, Milwaukee, US


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform autopsies in a timely manner.
  • After reviewing autopsy findings and case histories for completeness and assigning or pursuing additional investigative work, assign cause and manner of death.
  • Order and interpret special laboratory tests, including toxicology analyses, microbiology and serology, radiology or other tests to determine cause and manner of death.
  • Provide court testimony regarding autopsy and investigative findings and act as expert witness as to injury and/or disease.
  • Generate timely written and photographic documentation in support of medical and investigative procedures and findings.
  • Provide formal and informal lectures to medical students, college students and staff, including in-service presentations and community presentations.
  • Attend numerous community functions and meeting representing the Medical Examiner’s Office – board member of numerous not-for-profit organizations (e.g., Wisconsin Donor Network, NAME, Medical Society).
  • Direct the Medical Examiner’s office.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Education & Years of Experience: Doctor of Medicine Degree; including a Pathology residency and a one (1) year fellowship in Forensic Pathology with five (5) or more years of experience conducting autopsies.

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Unrestricted Medical Licensed- Physician in good standing in the state of Wisconsin.
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Forensic Pathology.
  • Wisconsin Driver’s License.


$196,934.40 - $299,208/salary Includes full fringe benefits with retirement package, dental, health, and vision insurance, vacation, and holiday leave. An academic appointment is available through the Department of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

How to apply

Application materials at above link or contact Karen Domagalski at