Forensic Pathology Fellowship

Program Faculty

Amanda E. Maskovyak, MD
Program Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship
Associate Medical Examiner

Matthew Lacy, MD
Chief Medical Examiner

Brian Mazrim, MD
Associate Medical Examiner

Micheline Lubin, MD
Associate Medical Examiner

Nicole Yarid, MD
Associate Medical Examiner



The Forensic Pathology Fellowship is a one-year program based at the King County Medical Examiner’s Office on the campus of Harborview Medical Center, a major training facility for University of Washington Medical Center. The major clinical activity is the performance of forensic autopsies and medicolegal examinations.  The fellow is expected to accompany medicolegal death investigators in scene investigations involving suspicious deaths and homicides.  During the fellowship year the fellow performs at least 200 complete forensic autopsies, which include external examination, photography, radiography, anatomic dissection, microscopic examination, and interpretation of toxicology analysis.  During the year the fellow has the opportunity to present at in-house education conferences, attend courtroom trials, conduct literature reviews based on his o her own cases, and conduct a research project using case materials from the King County Medical Examiner’s office. 2 positions/year

Program Goals and Objectives

 Typical Schedule


Applicants are expected to have completed the training required for certification in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

Program Aims

  • To educate and train a pathologist to become Board Certified in Forensic Pathology with the capabilities to adapt to any proessional environment. 
  • To educate a forensic pathologist who interacts effectively with the criminal justice system and is able to testify in criminal court as an expert witness.
  • To develop competencies in the promotion of equity and social justice within the field of Forensic Pathology and promote the importance of Public Health in Forensic Pathology
  • To promote the science and profession of Forensic Pathology through the development of competencies in forensic identifiation including biological profiles and trauma analysis in the field of Forensic Anthropology

Stipend & Benefits

Appointment is for one year.  Salary and benefits are determined by the King County Medical Examiner’s Office.

For More Information

Dr. Amanda Maskovyak
King County Medical Examiner’s Office
325 9th Avenue
HMC Box 359792
Seattle, WA  98104

Application & Instructions for Pathology Fellowships
We do not accept the APC Standard Application Form

Currently accepting applications for AY2024-2025 and AY2025-26

Please read the Fellowship Information Letter prior to applying.

Forensic Pathology will participate in NRMP match beginning  February 7, 2024 for academic year 2025-2026. 

Ranking opens: March 20, 2024
Ranking closes: April 17, 2024
Match day: May 1, 2024

If you have questions or problems, please contact our program administrator.