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Frederick W Fochtman

Frederick W. Fochtman, Ph.D.

Dr. Frederick W. Fochtman is the Director of the Institute of Forensic Science and Law, and the Masters of Science, Forensic Science and Law Program at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA.  Prior to becoming director of the Forensic Institute, Dr. Focthman had served for ten years as the Director and Chief Toxicologist of the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, Forensic Laboratory Division in Pittsburgh.  He is a long-time faculty member at Duquesne University, serving as Department Chair of Pharmacology-toxicology, and teaching courses in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Quality Assurance & Laboratory Management, and Drug Chemsitry.  He is the author of a number of scientific presentations and journal articles in the area of forensic sciences.  Dr. Fochtman also serves as a board member for the american Board of Forensic Toxicology, and is a past member of the Drug Testing Advisory Board for HHS.

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