Forensic pathologist

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Forensic pathologists are medical doctors who examine tissue samples and perform autopsies to find clues about the cause of death when crimes are suspected.

Forensic pathologists can be board-certified through the Board of Pathology, which is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties.




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