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County Medical Examiners

"A county medical examiner shall be appointed by the county mayor, subject to confirmation by the county legislative body, based on a recommendation from a convention of physicians resident in the county.” TCA 38-7-104

Services provided by the County Medical Examiner

  • Conducting death investigations in coordination with various professionals in accordance with TCA § 38-7-108: Death under suspicious, unusual or unnatural circumstances.
  •  Providing an opinion as to the cause and manner of death.
  • Completing of death certificates
  • Issuing cremation permits
  • Ordering an autopsy when necessary to determine cause and manner of death.
  • Interacting with local and state government officials and departments.

 

Medical Examiner by County

Medical Examiner: Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan, M.D., Ph.D.
Judicial District: 7th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Howard Rupard, M.D., Ph.D.
Judicial District: 17th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Scott Portis, M.D.
Judicial District: 24th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner:   Scott Dibrell, MD​
Judicial District: 12th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Robert Potter, M.D.
Judicial District: 5th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Jeffrey Miller, M.D.
Judicial District: 10th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville/Chattanooga

Medical Examiner: E.G. Cline, M.D.
Judicial District: 8th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Michael Thomas, M.D.
Judicial District: 16th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Lee Carter, M.D.
Judicial District: 24th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Matrina Schmidt, MD
Judicial District: 1st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Johnson City

Medical Examiner: Shannah Steel, D.O. 
Judicial District: 23rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Paul Schwartz, M.D.
Judicial District: 26th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Carroll Rose, M.D.
Judicial District: 8th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Don E. Asberry, M.D.​
Judicial District: 13th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville​

Medical Examiner: David McConnell, M.D.
Judicial District: 4th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Albert Brandon, D.O.
Judicial District: 14th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Tony Emison, M.D.
Judicial District: 28th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner:  James Wojcik, M.D. ​
Judicial District: 13th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville/Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Feng Li, M.D., J.D., Ph.D.
Judicial District: 20th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Christopher Marshall, M.D.
Judicial District: 24th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: J.C. Wall, M.D.
Judicial District: 13th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Venk Mani, M.D.
Judicial District: 23rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Monique Casey-Bolden, M.D.
Judicial District: 29th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: William Burch, M.D.
Judicial District: 25th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Chad Conaster, M.D.
Judicial District: 8th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Mark Wert, M.D.
Judicial District: 12th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Tom Nelson, M.D.
Judicial District: 28th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Joe Fite, M.D.
Judicial District: 22nd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Mark Holland, M.D.
Judicial District: 4th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Bruce Berry, M.D.
Judicial District: 3rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Johnson City

Medical Examiner: Matthew J. Petrilla, D.O.
Judicial District: 12th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Tom C. Thompson, M.D.
Judicial District: 3rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: James Metcalfe, M.D.
Judicial District: 11th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Chattanooga

Medical Examiner: John Short, M.D.
Judicial District: 3rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Johnson City

Medical Examiner: Michael Revelle, M.D. ​
Judicial District: 25th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Joe Hall, MD​
Judicial District: 24th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Mark Dalle-Ave, M.D.
Judicial District: 3rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Johnson City

Medical Examiner: Michael Revelle, M.D.
Judicial District: 28th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Reggie Henderson, M.D.
Judicial District: 26th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Charles Walker, M.D.
Judicial District: 24th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Zachary Hutchens, M.D.
Judicial District: 21st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Michael Carter, M.D.​
Judicial District: 23rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Lawrence Jackson, Jr., M.D.
Judicial District: 23rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Doug Dycus, M.D.
Judicial District: 15th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Mark Holland, M.D.
Judicial District: 4th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Matrina Schmidt, MD
Judicial District: 1st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Johnson City

Medical Examiner: Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan, M.D., Ph.D.
Judicial District: 6th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Jim Naifeh, M.D.
Judicial District: 29th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Syed A.A. Zaidi, M.D.
Judicial District: 25th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Micky Busby, M.D.​
Judicial District: 22nd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Joseph Hensley, M.D.
Judicial District: 21st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: William Jones, M.D.
Judicial District: 17th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Bipin Patel, M.D.
Judicial District: 9th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: C.D. Hardison, M.D.
Judicial District: 10th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Timothy Linder, M.D.
Judicial District: 25th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Hanna Ilia, M.D.
Judicial District: 15th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Tony Emison, M.D.
Judicial District: 26th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Barbara O’Neil, M.D.​
Judicial District: 12th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville 

Medical Examiner: Kenneth Phelps, Jr., M.D.
Judicial District: 17th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Harold Ferrell, M.D.
Judicial District: 22nd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: R. Shane Roberts, M.D.
Judicial District: 9th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Ken Kozawa M.D.
Judicial District: 10th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Stephen Kent, M.D.
Judicial District: 19th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Mark Wert, M.D.​
Judicial District: 17th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: William Bennett, M.D.
Judicial District: 9th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: William K. Stone, M.D.
Judicial District: 27th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Mark Pressley, D.O.​
Judicial District: 13th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Stephen Averett, M.D.
Judicial District: 21st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: James Tompkins, M.D
Judicial District: 13th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: David Darden, M.D.
Judicial District: 10th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Sullivan Smith, M.D.
Judicial District: 13th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Beth Casady, M.D.
Judicial District: 12th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Thomas Boduch, M.D.
Judicial District: 9th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: J. Scott Jordan, M.D.
Judicial District: 19th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Lorraine Macdonald, M.D.
Judicial District: 16th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Trent Cross, M.D.​
Judicial District: 8th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Karen Shepherd, M.D.
Judicial District: 12th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Jerry Bradley, M.D.
Judicial District: 4th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Karen Chancellor, M.D.
Judicial District: 30th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Richard Rutherford, M.D.
Judicial District: 15th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Robert Lee, M.D.
Judicial District: 23rd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: William Hudson, M.D.
Judicial District: 2nd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Johnson City

Medical Examiner: John Ray Pinkston, M.D.
Judicial District: 18th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Buffy Cook, M.D.
Judicial District: 25th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Alexander Badru, M.D.
Judicial District: 15th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Matrina Schmidt, MD
Judicial District: 1st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Johnson City

Medical Examiner: Mark Holland, M.D.
Judicial District: 8th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Knoxville

Medical Examiner: Ty Webb, M.D.​
Judicial District: 31st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Robert Sabo, M.D.​
Judicial District: 31st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Matrina Schmidt, MD ​
Judicial District: 1st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Johnson City

Medical Examiner: Joe Hall, M.D.
Judicial District: 22nd
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner:Walter Fletcher, M.D.
Judicial District: 27th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Memphis

Medical Examiner: Tara LeMaire, M.D.
Judicial District: 13th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Samuel Smith, M.D.
Judicial District: 21st
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville

Medical Examiner: Scott Giles, D.O.
Judicial District: 15th
Forensic Center Performing Autopsy Services: Nashville