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Medical Examiner

We provide accurate, timely, dignified, compassionate and professional death investigative services for the residents of Miami-Dade County, together with education, consultation and research for local and national medical, legal, academic and law enforcement communities.

About Us

Through the use of forensic pathology we combine the efforts of legal and law enforcement investigations with those of medicine and science to ascertain the facts surrounding deaths, particularly the cause and manner of death.

On a daily basis we provide personal services to bereaved next-of-kin who call and visit us seeking help. Each decedent draws an investigating police agency as a consequence of the jurisdiction in which the death occurs, and each decedent will be followed by family members.

We provide low-cost disposition for abandoned, unclaimed human remains and for deceased members of indigent Miami-Dade County families.

We also host forensic seminars for professionals and students from around the world.


Florida Medical Examiner System
Florida statutes place certain categories of death under medical examiner jurisdiction. Generally medical examiners investigate all non-natural deaths within their districts as well as a small number of natural deaths as outlined in the statutes. Florida Statute 406 and Administrative Code 11-G.

The Miami-Dade Medical Examiner corresponds with the 11th judicial district. Learn more about the statewide system:


Organ & Tissue Donation
In a concerted effort to provide patients much needed organ and tissue transplants, the ME cooperates closely with: