Deputy Medical Examiner

Suffolk County Medical Examiner's Office, Hauppauge, NY, US


The Suffolk County Office of the Medical Examiner (OME) is seeking applicants for the position of Deputy Medical Examiner (Forensic Pathologist). The successful candidate will have completed a forensic pathology (FP) fellowship approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), and will possess certification in or be eligible to sit for the Anatomic/Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) or Anatomic Pathology (AP), and FP Boards administered by the ABP. The Suffolk County OME performs approximately 1200 autopsies and 250 external examinations a year; the workload is divided among 5 full-time forensic pathologists (Deputy Medical Examiners), as well as the Chief and Deputy Chief Medical Examiners. The schedule is Monday through Friday, with rotating weekend and holiday coverage, and rotating evening call. Medicolegal death investigations are conducted by staff physician assistants, who play an active role in establishing the database for the pathologists. In addition to a forensic photography and a full forensic toxicology laboratory, the office also houses the forensic science laboratory, which contains the following sections: Biological Sciences, Trace Evidence, Drug Chemistry, Firearms Analysis, and Questioned Documents Examination. Residence in Suffolk, NY is not a requirement.


  • American Board of Pathology (ABP):
  • Anatomic Pathology (AP) or Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (AP/CP) board certification/board eligible
  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited fellowship in forensic pathology with eligibility to sit for the FP Board Examination
  • Workload Approximately 250 autopsies per year



How to apply

Contact information- name, address, phone number, e-mail

Odette R. Hall, Chief Medical Examiner
Amy V. Rapkiewicz, M.D., Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
Suffolk County Office of the Medical Examiner
725 Veterans Memorial Highway
William J. Lindsay County Complex, Bldg. 487
Hauppauge, NY 11788
(631) 853-5538