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    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.

        

     

    Rchard Fries, D.O. Deputy Chief ME

    Richard Fries, D.O.
    Deputy Chief Medical Examiner

     

    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 he 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 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).

        

     

    Tasha Greenberg, M.D., Deputy ME

    Tasha Greenberg, M.D.
    Deputy Medical Examiner

     

    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. Stacey Murthy, Deputy ME

    Stacey Murthy, M.D.
    Deputy Medical Examiner

     

    Dr. Murthy graduated from Texas Woman's University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (2008) and from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School with a M.D. degree (2013).  She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas and accepted a fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office, completed in June 2018.  Dr. Murthy is board-certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and fully licensed to practice medicine in the state of Texas.  In July 2018, Dr. Murthy accepted the position of Deputy Medical Examiner at the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.  She is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), College of American Pathologists (CAP), and American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP).

        

    Sam Andrews, M.D. Deputy Medical Examiner 

    Sam Andrews, M.D.
    Deputy Medical Examiner

     

    Dr. Andrews graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in the Physical Sciences in 1994, and from the University of Alberta Medical School with an M.D. in 2000.  He completed a residency in Anatomical Pathology at the University of Alberta in 2005 and a Forensic Pathology Fellowship at the Office of the Medical Investigator, University of New Mexico, in 2006.  Dr. Andrews is board certified in Anatomical Pathology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the American Board of Pathology, where he is also board certified in Forensic Pathology.  He is fully licensed to practice medicine in Texas, New Mexico, and California.  In November 2020, Dr. Andrews joined the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.  He is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS), and College of American Pathologists (CAP).  He is an editorial board member of Academic Forensic Pathology Journal.

    This page was last modified on November 22, 2021

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