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Medical Examiner News and Updates
The Medical Examiner Department has proudly served the citizens of Miami-Dade County for more than fifty years. Our office has a unique and highly specialized mission as we provide professional death investigation and toxicology services to the citizens of Miami-Dade County.
We welcome you to our website and hope you enjoy your visit. The information that you find here and on our various links will provide you with facts not only about our office but about the exciting world of forensic pathology and toxicology at large.
Medical Examiner Database Search
Anyone wishing to know if a loved one was brought to the M.E. Department may check the Medical Examiner Database Search for the deceased.
Dr. Emma Lew appointed Director of the Medical Examiner Department
Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez appointed Dr. Lew director of the County's Medical Examiner Department on September 30, 2016. She had been Acting Medical Examiner since April.
Physician's Online Tutorial for Completing Cause of Death on the Florida Death Record
The Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics, in cooperation with the Florida Medical Association and the Florida Association of Medical Examiners, has developed an online tutorial for physicians. This tutorial is constructed for physicians, providing an overview of the death registration process in Florida and how to go about properly completing the medical information on the death record.
The tutorial provides sample case histories; an explanation of the physician, the medical examiner, and the funeral director's responsibilities in getting death records filed; how mortality data is used and why the death record is so important to families.
The Florida Medical Association has approved this activity for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. This complimentary tutorial takes about one hour to complete and can be accessed at the website shown below.
Message for Funeral Directors
The document below is important information for funeral directors filing Burial/Transit permits. Your assistance with this matter is greatly appreciated.
Florida Medical Examiner System
The State of Florida has a unique district medical examiner system.
Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program
The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner Department provides forensic pathology training through its one-year Pathology Fellowship Program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
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