Bennet Omalu, an associate clinical professor of pathology at UC Davis who discovered the neurological disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in retired professional football players, was named among the top 20 forensic pathology professors online by ForensicsColleges.com. He is also chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County and is a consulting forensic pathologist/neuropathologist.
ForensicsColleges.com recognized forensic pathologists who have established their expertise in the field, are shaping the future of the discipline and are educating the next generation of forensic pathologists.
The organization compiled their list of the top forensic pathology professors in the nation, selecting experts who are associated with a forensic pathology program; have extensive publications in peer-reviewed journals; are affiliated with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences or the National Association of Medical Examiners; and share their research, news and other information online with students as well as the public.
Forensic pathologists rely on their medical and investigative training to determine cause of injury, death or disease, and to recommend whether law enforcement should pursue a criminal investigation.