WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine

Faculty - Forensic Pathologist

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 5 months ago(4/14/2023 4:50 PM)
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The Department of Pathology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine is seeking a full time Forensic Pathologist at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level to join six (6) board certified forensic pathologists (one who is also a neuropathologist), two forensic anthropologists, and a forensic toxicologist in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The ideal candidate will perform medicolegal and hospital autopsies, supervise death investigations completed by Medical Examiner Investigators, teach medical students and the forensic pathology fellow, and develop a program of scholarly inquiry.   In 2021, our office investigated over 5,500 deaths and we performed over 1,300 postmortem examinations. The office is on the top floor of the medical school in a modern and recently renovated space equipped with a Lodox and with plans to obtain a CT scan soon. We are committed to creating a workplace that provides work-life balance and allows you to pursue your academic interests. Salaries are very competitive and are based on academic rank and years in service. The pathologists have the opportunity to conduct autopsies at a satellite location for additional compensation. For additional information on the office, visit our website at mimedicalexaminer.com.


  • Perform forensic pathology, hospital autopsies, and conduct activities of a medical examiner practice. The autopsies per year will be less than 200, with external examinations counting for 25% of an autopsy, as at least 20% of the time will be teaching and research
  • Education of medical students.
  • Availability to work weekends or evenings.


  • Physician (MD or DO) with board certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology. 
  • Board certified/eligible by the American Board of Pathology in Forensic Pathology.
  • Candidates should be academically oriented, preferably with experience in medical education
  • Licensure to practice in the state of Michigan.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed): 

We are committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient- and family-entered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our vision is health equity for all in Southwest Michigan through innovation in the practice and study of medicine.


The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon a $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed is a recipient of the Empowering Futures Gift, a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school. WMed contributes to the economic vitality of Southwest Michigan through the services we provide as well as the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an annual estimated economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.


WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The medical school offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. We train physicians in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support our educational mission, we have Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.


WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.


The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.


WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery. 


Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. 


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