The OMI serves the people of New Mexico by providing impartial, professional, and accurate death investigation and certification, comprehensively recording all investigational information through formal documentation, providing professional counseling to grieving families, conducting infectious disease surveillance and identification, and assisting law enforcement agencies in criminal investigations. The OMI is also an academic instructional component of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, providing advanced forensic pathology instruction to residents, fellows, and numerous University classes related to forensic investigation and medical education.
As a special program of the UNM School of Medicine, the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator’s vision is to continually expand the quality and the breadth of the services which we provide to the citizens of New Mexico and the world-wide community of Forensic Pathology. We aspire to keep abreast of, to participate in, and to lead in the development of far-reaching technologies that will significantly elevate the level of knowledge of our unique field. We are committed to transforming this knowledge into programs and services that directly improve public health. We are further dedicated to the innovative use of advanced technical communications to inform the community and the public of the important discoveries, information, and statistics emanating from our service and scholarship.