Cyril H. Wecht is a medical-legal consultant and forensic pathologist, author and lecturer who served the people of Allegheny County as their elected coroner for 20 years. He has performed approximately 21,000 autopsies and reviewed or been consulted on approximately 42,000 additional postmortem examinations, including cases in several foreign countries.
Dr. Wecht holds various faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University and Carlow University, and serves as chairman of the Advisory Board of The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.
He is the author or co-author of more than 650 professional publications and editor or co-editor of 48 books, as well as co-author of the popular non-fiction books Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?, Mortal Evidence, Tales from the Morgue, Crime Scene To Courtroom, and Final Exams.
He has served as president of the American College of Legal Medicine and the American Academy of Forensic Science. 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.
Dr. Cyril Wecht’s autobiography “The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht: Memoirs of America’s Most Controversial Forensic Pathologist” and his book dealing with the JFK Assassination have been recently published.