Cyril H. Wecht, M.D., J.D.
Cyril H. Wecht is a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author and lecturer who served the people of Allegheny County as their elected coroner for 20 years. He is a clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh schools of Medicine and Public Health; an adjunct professor at Duquesne University's schools of Law, Pharmacy and Health Sciences; and a distinguished professor at Carlow University, as well as chairman of the advisory Board of The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law. Dr. Wecht has served as president of the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Science, as well as chairman of the boards of trustees of both the American Board of Legal Medicine and the American College of Legal Medicine Foundation. He is the author of more than 475 professional publications, along with the popular non-fiction books Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?, Mortal Evidence and Tales from the Morgue; an editorial board member of 18 national and international publications; and editor of 35 books. Dr. Wecht frequently appears as a guest on national TV and radio shows to discuss various medical-legal and scientific subjects. Formerly chairman of the Department of Pathology and president of the medical staff at St. Francis Central Hospital in Pittsburgh, he received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his law degree from the University of Maryland. Dr. Wecht is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic, clinical and forensic pathology, and is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the National Association of Medical Examiners.