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Medical Examiners

 

The Medical Examiner is appointed by the Johnson County Board of Supervisors for a two-year term.  The Medical Examiner appoints Deputy Medical Examiners who function as the Medical Examiner in his absence.  Every Medical Examiner must be a licensed physician; the Medical Examiner and one Deputy Medical Examiner are board-certified forensic pathologists.  The Medical Examiner and Deputy Medical Examiners are available 24 hours/day.

Medical Examiner

Marcus B. Nashelsky

 

Marcus Nashelsky, MD is the Medical Examiner for Johnson County, IA. Dr. Nashelsky is a Clinical Professor of Pathology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. He is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Forensic Pathology. Dr. Nashelsky is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME); he was President of NAME in 2015.

Dr. Nashelsky received his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology was at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Fellowship training in forensic pathology was at the Office of the Medical Investigator of the University of New Mexico. 

Deputy Medical Examiner

Dennis J Firchau


Dennis J. Firchau, MD is a Deputy Medical Examiner for Johnson County, IA. Dr. Firchau is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Firchau is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Forensic Pathology.

Dr. Firchau received his medical degree from the Wayne State University of Medicine. Residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology was at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Fellowship training in forensic pathology was at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Firchau also has fellowship training in cardiovascular pathology from the Mayo Clinic.  

Deputy Medical Examiner

Stephanie Stauffer

Stephanie Stauffer, MD is a Deputy Medical Examiner for Johnson County, IA. Dr. Stauffer is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Stauffer is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Forensic Pathology.

Dr. Stauffer received her medical degree at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology was at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Fellowship training in forensic pathology was at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minneapolis, MN.