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Fred Fochtman, Ph.D.

Director, Forensic Science and Law Master's Program; Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Forensic Science and Law

Mellon Hall
Phone: 412.396.6373


B.S., Pharmacy, Duquesne University
M.S., Pharmacology-Toxicology, Duquesne University
Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Duquesne University

Dr. Frederick W. Fochtman is the Director of the Master's of Forensic Science and Law Program at Duquesne University. He is also an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Chairman of the Department of Pharmacology-Toxicology in the School of Pharmacy at Duquesne University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in pathophysiology, pharmacology, and analytical toxicology.

Dr. Fochtman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology and the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. He is the author of a number of scientific presentations and journal articles in the area of forensic science. He also serves as a board member for the American Board of Forensic Toxicology and the Drug Testing Advisory Board for the Department of Health and Human Services.

Since 1998, Dr. Fochtman has served as the Director and Chief Toxicologist of the Allegheny County Coroner's Office Forensic Laboratory Division. This section of the Coroner's Office provides forensic and analytical testing services for Allegheny County.