Assistant Chief Medical Investigator
Karen Cline-Parhamovich, DO, Assistant Chief Medical Investigator, is originally from Ohio where she earned her undergraduate degree from Kent State University. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following a one-year internship, she completed pathology residency at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia which included one year as Chief Resident. She completed her Forensic Pathology Fellowship at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI) and worked as an Associate Medical Investigator for the OMI for one year. Subsequently, she worked in Johnson City, Tennessee as the Director of Forensic Pathology at East Tennessee State University. She was appointed by the Tennessee Commissioner of Health as the first full-time State Chief Medical Examiner in the history of Tennessee and served in that capacity prior to returning to OMI.
Dr. Cline-Parhamovich is board certified in Forensic Pathology, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Her clinical interests include forensic toxicology, public health and the promotion of consistent and high-quality death investigation practices.