Autopsy and Forensic Services

Detroit's Daily Docket

 Detroit’s Daily Docket is a podcast from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office, which is located in Detroit, Michigan, and is a partnership with the University of Michigan. This podcast was created to educate the lay public and the armchair detectives about forensic pathology. We use our experience and collaborative work style to explain forensic pathology topics in plain language and to dispel the myths about the medicine and science of forensics. In each episode, we discuss a topic in forensic pathology and relevant famous cases to illustrate the topic. The relevant cases will all be ones where the autopsy report is public record and not from our jurisdiction.   Each episode is 30-60 minutes long depending on the topic. 

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Dr. Leigh Hlavaty

Leigh Hlavaty

Dr. Hlavaty is from the Metro Detroit area.  She received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology at the Detroit Medical Center and her fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office.  She is board certified in both Anatomic and Forensic Pathology.  Her entire career has been at the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, where she was an Assistant Medical Examiner for 12 years and Deputy Chief Medical Examiner since 2011.  She has performed over 8000 postmortem examinations and has testified over 400 times in Federal, Circuit, District, and Family courts throughout Michigan.  Her primary passion is teaching, and she is Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Michigan.  She has authored 20 publications in Forensic Pathology and is a member of Editorial Board for the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.

Dr. Lokman Sung

Lokman Sung

Dr. Sung is a graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at William Beaumont Hospital.   Upon finishing his Forensic Pathology Fellowship at the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in 2008, he stayed with the office as an Assistant Medical Examiner.  In addition to having performed over 6000 postmortem examinations and provided expert testimony in over 250 cases, through a collaborative partnership with the University of Michigan and Wayne County, his duties have expanded as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology for the University.  He has instructed professionals in multiple fields of medicine and has worked closely with Wayne State University in training Pathologists' Assistant students.  Research interests include firearms and firearm injuries.

Dr. Milad Webb

Milad Webb

Milad Webb was born in Tehran, Iran in 1983. Following high school, he served in the United States military as an Army medic. Following his military service, he went to college where he earned a bachelor’s degree with high distinction in Biochemistry in 2007 at the University of Nevada, Reno. He started medical school in 2008 at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Reno. In 2010, he started graduate work in the field of biomedical engineering. His graduate work principally involved mathematic modeling of skeletal and cardiac muscle and modulation of calcium sensitive force generation elucidating the mechanical effects of myosin mutations. He completed his doctorate in biomedical engineering and medical school in 2015. He then attended pathology residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in forensic pathology at the University of Michigan, serving in both Washtenaw and Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Offices. He is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Forensic Pathology at the University of Michigan and Assistant Medical Examiner at the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office. His chief research interests include forensic toxicology, pathology informatics and mathematical modeling, forensic biomechanics, and integration of technology into forensic investigation.

Dr. Omar Rayes

Omar Rayes

Dr. Rayes was born in Damascus, Syria. He moved to the US after earning his medical degree from Damascus university and completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Henry Ford hospital in Detroit. After completing a fellowship in forensic pathology at the medical college of Wisconsin, he moved back to Michigan and joined the Wayne county medical examiner’s office as an assistant medical examiner.   Dr. Rayes is an assistant professor of forensic pathology at the university of Michigan. He is board certified in anatomic, clinical and forensic pathology. His research interests include pediatric sudden deaths and patterned injury analysis.




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