Forensic Pathology Fellowship

Program Offered:

Dallas County and UT Southwestern Medical School offer a one-year ACGME-accredited Forensic Pathology Fellowship Training Program with special emphasis on comprehensive, scientific death investigation. Two fellowship positions are funded for each academic year. The Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences is located in Dallas, Texas near the UT Southwestern campus. The facility serves many north Texas counties, examining approximately 4200 decedents each year. The fellows are expected to complete approximately 200–300 forensic autopsies during the year and are actively involved with the death investigation division of the Office of the Medical Examiner.

The Medical Examiner's Office is co-located with the Criminal Investigation Laboratory, which contains both the toxicology and physical evidence sections, which allows for active involvement with these teams as part of the training year. Fellows will work with twelve full-time forensic pathology faculty, as well as PhD faculty in Biology and Toxicology.

This high level of integration of the Medical Examiner's Office, Criminal Investigation Laboratory, and Department of Pathology at UT Southwestern provides numerous opportunities for academic interactions, including conferences, teaching, and research activities. Regularly scheduled conferences include both gross and microscopic neuropathology, didactic lecture sessions, cardiac pathology, and case review conferences.

Additional professional consultants used frequently by the Medical Examiner's Office include forensic odontology, anthropology, and pediatric pathology. This is a year of intense activity with unique opportunity to develop forensic pathology judgment and capabilities.

Application Requirements:

Fellows are required to have completed anatomic pathology or a combined anatomic and clinical pathology residency. Devotion to duty, high personal integrity, and keen sense of interest in the field of forensic pathology are also necessary. Physician must have a Texas medical license or be eligible for a Texas medical institutional permit. Applicants with US citizenship, J1 or H1B Visa status are considered.


Salary and benefits are provided by Dallas County. Current starting salary is $92,814.00. The UT Southwestern Dept. of Pathology also provides a book fund and stipends for travel to national and regional conferences.


CAP Standardized Application for Pathology Fellowships
Personal Statement
Three (3) letters of recommendation
USMLE scores

Address Inquiries To:

Reade Quinton, MD
Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
2355 N. Stemmons Fwy.
Dallas, TX 75207