Lauren Decker, M.D.

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Assistant Professor

Phone: 505-272-3053


  • Forensic Pathology
  • Postmortem imaging
  • Fellow and resident education

Education and Certification Information

Forensic Pathology Fellowship (2016-2017)
New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator, Albuquerque, NM

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (2012-2016)
University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM

Medical School:
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (May 2012)

Board Certifications:
Am Bd Pathology (Sub: Forensic): (Sep 2017)
Am Bd Pathology (Sub: Anatomical): (Aug 2016)

Forensic Pathology

Selected Publications:

  1. Decker L, Routh JK, Hanson JA. Selective Staining of Gastric Biopsies for H. Pylori Does Not Affect Detection Rates or Turnaround Time and Improves Cost Compared with Reflexive Staining. Modern Pathology. February 2015; 28(S2):157A.

  2. Decker LA, Crawford MA, Lorenzo G, Stippler M, Konstantinov K, SantaCruz KS. Pediatric IgG4-Related Hypophysitis: Case Report and Literature Review. Cureus. Dec 2016; 8(12): e907.

  3. Decker LA, Hatch GM, Lathrop SL, Nolte KB. The Role of Postmortem Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Strangulation Deaths. Journal of Forensic Sciences. September 2018; 63(5):1401-1405.