Ross E. Zumwalt, MD, Medical Investigator and Professor of Pathology: BA, Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana; MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine; internship and pathology residency at the Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, New York; pathology residency at the Southwestern Medical School, Dallas; forensic fellowship training at the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s Office; military service as director of laboratories at the Navy Regional Medical Center in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Two years as deputy coroner in Cleveland, Ohio, and six years as deputy coroner in Cincinnati, Ohio, before coming to the Office of the Medical Investigator in 1987. Dr. Zumwalt is certified in anatomic and forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology. He was a trustee of the American Board of Pathology from 1993 to 2004. Dr. Zumwalt served as Chief Medical Investigator of the State of New Mexico from 1991 through 2014.
Dr. Zumwalt has served as president of the National Association of Medical Examiners and is a member of the following professional organizations: The National Association of Medical Examiners; The American Academy of Forensic Sciences; College of American Pathologists; American Society of Clinical Pathologists; United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology; American Medical Association; and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He served on a National Academy of Sciences Committee on Identifying the needs of the Forensic Science Community 2007-2009.