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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. 

Dr. Bruce A. Hyma
Chief Medical Examiner

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Department receives Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Grant

Through this forensic science grant, we will be able to purchase an instrument that will streamline our laboratory's drug screening process. 

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.

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.

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 iis one-year Pathology Fellowship Program that is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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