Deputy Medical Examiner

Summit County Medical Examiner's Office, Akron, OH, US


The newly hired forensic pathologist would be joining 3 other board certified forensic pathologists at a NAME Accredited Office. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office serves a population of approximately 540,000 citizens and performs approximately 580 examinations and 170 records reviews each year. 

We currently provide autopsy coverage for a neighboring County Coroner’s Office. The caseload would be divided between the 4 pathologists with call weeks every 4th week with rotating holiday schedules. No examinations are performed on Sundays, Christmas day, New Year’s day or Thanksgiving day. Our office has strong professional relationships with the medical community, criminal justice system and referring coroners. We employ a full time staff of ABMDI certified death investigators. 


  • performs postmortem examinations and assisted by morgue technicians
  • removes tissue sections for histologic examination and reviews histologic slides
  • assumes the responsibilities of the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner during an absence.
  • supervises investigative and laboratory personnel (e.g., plans, schedules, assigns work, trains, evaluates, etc.)
  • directs assigned state, federal and other medical and/or investigative personnel
  • assists in the development of directives, policies, and procedures regarding autopsies
  • communicates findings and interpretations to law enforcement agencies, lawyers, physicians, other professionals and members of decedents’ families
  • testifies in court as an expert witness
  • conducts scene investigations to obtain additional data
  • plans for, researches subject, and participates in the training of medical examiner personnel, the general public, law enforcement agencies (e.g. medical autopsy procedures and new methods
  • the handling and preserving evidence, drugs, etc.
  • safety practices and procedures, etc.)
  • analyzes tests and investigative data
  • prepares reports and other documentation as required
  • makes determination of death and submit for review, verification and approval.


  • Licensed to practice as a physician in the State of Ohio
  • Certification in anatomic pathology from the American Board of Pathology
  • A qualified individual must be Board eligible or certified in forensic pathology
  • Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver’s License
  • Requires the ability to access potential and/or hazardous environment, and transports self to the work site under various climatic conditions.


Starting salary: 
$225,014.40 without Board Certification 
$230,006.40 upon receiving Board Certification in Forensic Pathology (must be obtained within 2 years of employment) 

Educational loan reimbursement available

How to apply

Apply online at URL provided. 

If you have any questions, you may contact us at (330) 643-2101 and we will be happy to assist you.