Autopsy Pathology

Section Director: Wei Xin, MD, PhD

Dr. Howard Moritz, who became Chair of our department in 1950, was a pioneer in forensic pathology and is regarded by many as "the Father of Forensic Pathology". The autopsy service has always been well organized and a strength of our Department. Approximately 200 autopsies are performed at UHCMC each year.  Our Department works collaboratively with the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s office to provide our Residents with instruction in Forensic Pathology.