Kurt B. Nolte, M.D.

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Professor

Director of Radiology-Pathology Center for Forensic Imaging

Chief Medical Investigator, Office of the Medical Investigator

Executive Vice President, National Association of Medical Examiners

Email: KNolte@salud.unm.edu


Interests:

  • Forensic Pathology
  • Postmortem radiologic imaging
  • Medical examiner surveillance for infectious disease mortality
  • Pathology of drug abuse
  • Autopsy bio-safety
  • Firearm injuries

Education and Certification Information

Fellowship:
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, State of North Carolina
Fellow in Forensic Pathology
1987-1988

Residency:
Pennsylvania Hospital
Anatomic Pathology
Philadelphia, PA
1985-1987

Massachusetts General Hospital
Anatomic Pathology
Boston, MA
1984-1985

Pennsylvania Hospital
Intern: Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
1982-1983

MD:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY
1978-1982

Board Certifications:
American Board of Pathology - Anatomic Pathology (1987)
Forensic Pathology (1988)


Selected Publications:

  • Rockett IRH, Hobbs GR, Wu D, Jia H, Nolte KB, Smith GS, Caine ED. Medical Examiner/Coroner Systems and State Variability in Reporting Suicide and "Unintentional" Drug-intoxication Deaths: Distorting Reality and Impeding Prevention. Injury Prevention, 21(Suppl 2); 2015:A21-A21. Doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2015-041654.58

  • Rockett IR, Hobbs GR, Wu D, Jia H, Nolte KB, Smith GS, Putnam SL, Caine ED. Correction: Variable Classification of Drug-Intoxication Suicides across US States: A Partial Artifact of Forensics? PLoS One. 2015 Sep 3;10(9):e0137933. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137933. eCollection 2015. No abstract available. PMID:26335245

  • Rockett IR, Hobbs GR, Wu D, Jia H, Nolte KB, Smith GS, Putnam SL, Caine ED. Variable Classification of Drug-Intoxication Suicides across US States: A Partial Artifact of Forensics? PLoS One. 2015 Aug 21;10(8):e0135296. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0135296. eCollection 2015. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2015;10(9):e0137933. PMID:26295155

  • Caetano R, Kaplan MS, Huguet N, Conner K, McFarland BH, Giesbrecht N, Nolte KB. Precipitating Circumstances of Suicide and Alcohol Intoxication Among U.S. Ethnic Groups. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2015 Aug;39(8):1510-7. doi: 10.1111/acer.12788. Epub 2015 Jul 14. PMID:26173709

  • Drake SA, Cron SG, Giardino A, Trevino V, Nolte KB. Comparative Analysis of the Public Health Role of Two Types of Death Investigation Systems in Texas: Application of Essential Services. J Forensic Sci. 2015 Jul;60(4):914-8. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12748. Epub 2015 Mar 17. PMID:25786511

  • Kaplan MS, Giesbrecht N, Caetano R, Conner KR, Huguet N, McFarland BH, Nolte KB. Acute alcohol consumption as a contributing factor. Comments on “Forging an Agenda for Suicide Prevention In the United States.” American Journal of Public Health, in press. 2013.

  • Blau DM, Clark SC, Nolte KB and the National Association of Medical Examiners Ad-hoc Committee for Bioterrorism and Infectious Diseases. Medical Examiner and Coroner Capacity to Conduct Infectious Disease Surveillance. Emerging Infectious Diseases, in press. 2013.

  • Conner KR, Huguet N, Caetano R, Giesbrecht N, McFarland BH, Nolte, KB, Kaplan MS. Acute Use of Alcohol and Methods of Suicide in a U.S. National Sample. American Journal of Public Health, in press. 2013.

  • Davis GG, National Association of Medical Examiners and American College of Medical Toxicology Expert Panel on Evaluating and Reporting Opioid Deaths. National Association of Medical Examiners Position Paper: Recommendations for the Investigation, Diagnosis, and Certification of Deaths Related to Opioid Drugs. Acad Forensic Pathol 2013;3(1):77-83.

  • Davis GG, National Association of Medical Examiners and American College of Medical Toxicology Expert Panel on Evaluating and Reporting Opioid Deaths. Recommendations for the Investigation, Diagnosis, and Certification of Deaths Related to Opioid Drugs. Acad Forensic Pathol 2013;3(1):62-76.

  • Caetano R, Kaplan MS, Huguet N, McFarland BH, Conner K, Giesbrecht N, Nolte KB: Acute Alcohol Intoxication and Suicide among United States Ethnic/Racial Groups: Findings from the National Violent Death Reporting System. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, DOI:10.1111/acer.12038, 2013.

  • Brooks EG, Bryce CH, Avery C, Smelser C, Thompson D, Nolte KB: 2009 H1N1 Influenza Fatalities: The New Mexico Experience. J Forensic Sci, 57(6):1512-1518, 2012.

  • Kaplan MS, McFarland BH, Huguet N, Conner K, Caetano R, Giesbrecht N, Nolte KB: Acute Alcohol Intoxication and Suicide: A Gender-Stratified Analysis of the National Violent Death Reporting System. Injury Prevention, 19:38-43, 2013 published online first (2012) doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2012-040317.

  • Paulozzi LJ, Kilbourne EM, Shah NG, Nolte KB, Desai HA, Landen MG, Harvey W, Loring LD: A history of being prescribed controlled substances and risk of drug overdose death. Pain Medicine, 13(1):87-95, 2012.

  • Nolte KB, Mlady G, Zumwalt RE, Cushnyr B, Paul ID, Wiest PW: Postmortem X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) and Forensic Autopsy: A Review of the Utility, the Challenges and the Future Implications. Academic Forensic Pathology, 1(1):40-51, 2011.

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