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Medical & Forensic Autopsy Division

Pathology & Lab Medicine

The MUSC Department of Pathology Medical and Forensic Autopsy Division is staffed by 5 pathology faculty members, all board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic Pathology. We perform medical autopsies for MUSC Hospital and other referring hospitals, such as Trident Regional Medical Center and the Charleston VA Hospital and medicolegal forensic cases for any referring South Carolina County Coroner. Cases are performed seven days per week, including holidays. Approximately 1200 autopsies are performed at our institution each year. Our section is assisted by a forensic office operations coordinator, medical autopsy administrators, 3 experienced autopsy technicians and two autopsy assistants. Our Mortuary Services staff members are available 24 hours a day.

For more information about the Forensic Autopsy Division, services, and resources, please visit out laboratory site.