Medical examiners are specially trained physicians, with extensive experience in pathology, toxicology, histology and other medicolegal sciences, who conduct forensic examinations to establish and certify a decedent’s cause and manner of death.
Dr. Krouse graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. degree (1974) in zoology, and from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School with his M.D. (1977). He completed his pathology residency at Baylor University Medical Center and is board certified in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology. Dr. Krouse began his career in Tarrant County as a Deputy Medical Examiner (1978 - 1985) and is currently serving as the Chief Deputy Medical Examiner (1985 - present). He is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and served two terms on their Board of Directors, as well as on various committees through the years. Additionally, he is a member of the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, and also serves on the Tarrant County Disaster Response Program, which assists in planning responses to acts of terrorism as well as other natural disasters and accidents.
Graduating with honors from the University of Texas at Dallas with a B.S. in Biology (2004), Dr. Fries then attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he graduated as a D.O. physician (2008). Subsequently, Dr. Fries completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. In July 2012, Dr. Fries accepted a fellowship in forensic pathology at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office in Fort Worth, TX and completed the program successfully in 2013. Board certified in Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic Pathology, Dr. Fries is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) and the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME).
Dr. Greenberg earned her B.S. in kinesiology from the University of California - Los Angeles in 1989 after which she attended graduate school at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, where she was majoring in neuroscience prior to her matriculation to medical school. After graduating from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas (1996), Dr. Greenberg completed a residency in pathology; her first year of study was at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona after which she returned to Baylor for the remaining four years, with the last year concentrated on pediatric pathology at Texas Children’s Hospital. She completed a fellowship in forensic pathology under the tutelage of Edmund Donoghue, M.D. at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office in Chicago, Illinois. In 2002, Dr. Greenberg was a medical examiner for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland for over 6 years. During her tenure there, she was active in child fatality review at the local and state levels, and conducted lectures and training for local universities and the M.E. office's homicide course, speaking primarily on pediatric forensics. In April 2008, Dr. Greenberg accepted the position of medical director of the autopsy service for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Parkland Medical Center in Dallas, Texas and in September 2012 she was appointed a deputy medical examiner for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's District.
Dr. Roe graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a B.S. in Nursing (1977) and from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School with an M.D. (1983). Her post-graduate training in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology was completed in 1988 through Indiana University, Hennepin County Medical Center, and the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office, and Dr. Roe is board-certified in each pathology specialty. From 1988 until 2011, she worked as a forensic pathologist at the Hennepin County, Ramsey County, and Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner Offices. Additionally, she was a Bush Foundation Medical Fellow (Class of 2003) and worked at the Jesse E. Edwards Registry of Cardiovascular Disease from 2005 through 2011. Dr. Roe joined the medical examiner staff in Tarrant County in December of 2011 as a Deputy Medical Examiner.
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