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Professional Staff/Physicians

Dr.  Erik D. Christensen, M.D. – Chief Medical Examiner

Undergraduate degree:  B.A. Philosophy, Brigham Young University

Medical School:  University of Virginia School of Medicine

Pathology Residency:  Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Forensic Pathology Fellowship:  Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Richmond, VA

 

Dr. Edward A. Leis, M.D. – Deputy Chief Medical Examiner

Undergraduate degree: B.S. Biology, Kansas Newman College

Medical School:  University of Kansas School of Medicine

Pathology Residency:  University of Kansas School of Medicine – Wichita

Forensic Pathology Fellowship:  Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office, Salt Lake City, UT

 

Dr. Pamela Ulmer, D.O. – Assistant Medical Examiner

Undergraduate degree:  B.S. Chemistry, Lincoln University

Postgraduate Degree:  M.S. Chemistry, University of Utah

Medical School:  Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine

Pathology Residency:  Creighton University

Forensic Pathology Fellowship:  King County Medical Examiner’s Office, Seattle Washington

 

Dr. Mike Belenky, M.D. – Assistant Medical Examiner

Medical School:  St Petersburg Medical Academy, St Petersburg, Russia

Pathology Residency:  Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, NE

Forensic Pathology Fellowship:  Allegheny County Medical Examiner, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Dr. Joseph Pestaner, M.D. – Assistant Medical Examiner

Undergraduate degree:  B.S. (Nuclear Engineering), University of Maryland  at College Park, College of Engineering

M.B.A. (Operations Research), University of Maryland at College Park, College of Business and Management,

Medical School:  University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Medicine

Law School:  University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Law

Pathology Residency:  Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

The Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

The Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA

Pediatric Pathology Fellowship:  Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX

Forensic Pathology Fellowship:  Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, New York, NY

 

Dr.  Zachary Michalicek, D.O. – Assistant Medical Examiner

Undergraduate degree:  B.A. Spanish Literature and Language, Univ. of Nebraska – Omaha

Medical School: Des Moines University – College of Osteopathic Medicine

Pathology Residency:  University of Chicago – NorthShore Program

Anatomic Pathology Fellowship:  University of Chicago – NorthShore Program

Forensic Pathology Fellowship:  Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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