Forensic Pathology

The Indiana University provides an ACGME-accredited fellowship in forensic pathology with the IU Department of Pathology and the Marion County Coroner's office, which fulfills the eligibility requirements of Board certification. The university-based program provides forensic pathology services to the Indianapolis metropolitan area (population est. 1.5 million) and surrounding 23 counties. The forensic pathology division performs approximately 1,650 death investigations and 950 autopsies annually, encompassing a broad spectrum of both urban and rural cases. The faculty of three experienced Board certified forensic pathologists provide supervision, guidance, and support. The forensic fellow will perform approximately 250 autopsies of varying complexity. Consultation with neuro- and pediatric pathologists, forensic anthropologists and odontologists are available.  The fellow will spend time at the Indianapolis/Marion County Forensic Laboratory and the Indiana State Police Laboratory.  The trainee will be allotted time and encouraged to perform a research project or write a paper for presentation at one of the two annual national forensic science meetings (NAME, AAFS).  The fellow will also assist in teaching and giving lectures for medical students and  pathology residents.


Applicants must have completed an accredited residency in either anatomic or anatomic/clinical pathology prior to beginning the fellowship.

Commensurate with the year of post graduate training in pathology.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and 3 letters of recommendation to:
Joye M. Carter, MD
Director of Forensic Pathology Program
521 West McCarty Street
Indianapolis, IN  46225  
Phone: (317)327-5840
Fax: (317)327-5798 

Dept. of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Administration Office | Van Nuys Medical Science Building | 635 Barnhill Drive, room A-128 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 Indiana University Health Pathology Laboratory: 350 W. 11th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46202