Ross E. Zumwalt, M.D.

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Professor Emeritus

Phone: 505-272-3053


  • Forensic pathology
  • Accreditation of forensic pathology training programs

Education and Certification Information

Forensic Pathology
Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
Dallas, TX

Anatomic Pathology
University of Texas Health Science Center
Dallas, TX

Anatomic Pathology
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Cooperstown, NY

Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Cooperstown, NY

Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine

Wabash College
Crawfordsville, IN
Majors: Biology, Chemistry

Board Certifications:
Diplomate, American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology) 1976
Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners 1972

Selected Publications:

  • Nolte KB, Mlady G, Zumwalt RE, Cushnyr MD, Paul ID, and Weist PW, Postmortem X-ray Computed Tomography (CY) and Forensic Autopsy: A Review of the Utility and Challenges and Future Implications. Academic Forensic Pathology, Vol 1 No. 1 pp 40-51, 2011.

  • Letsky, Seifert, Zumwalt RE: Cause of Death Conundrum With Methadone Use: A Case Report; American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 32 (2) 193-6 June 2011.

  • Krinsky CS, Lathrop SL, Crossey M, Baker G, Zumwalt RE: A Toxicology Based Review of Fentanyl Related Deaths in New Mexico (1986-2007): American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 32(4) 347-351, December 2011.

  • Styka AN, White DS, Zumwalt RE, Lathrop SL: Trends in Adult Suicides in New Mexico: Utilizing Data From the New Mexico Violent Death Reporting System, J Forensic Sci, 55 No 1, January 2010.

  • Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community: Strengthening Forensic Science In The United States: A Path Forward, A Report of the National Research Council of the National Academies, The National Academies Press, Washington D. C., February, 2009.

  • Nolte KB, Lathrop SL, Nashelsky MB, Nine JS, Gallaher MM, Umland ET, McLemore JT, Reichard RR, Irvine RA, McFeeley PJ and Zumwalt RE, Med X: a medical examiner surveillance model for bioterrorism and infectious discase mortality, Human Pathology 38:718-725, 2007.

  • Nine JS, Zumwalt RE, Integrating the ACGME General Competencies into Forensic Pathology Training, American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 26(4): 334-339, 2005.

  • Zumwalt RE, Training and Certification in Forensic Pathology, Medicolegal Death Investigation System: Workshop Summary, pp 13-14, The National Academies Press, Washington D.C. 2003.

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