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Silvia O. Comparini, M.D.

Silvia O. Comparini, M.D. PhotoSilvia O. Comparini, M.D.
ExpertiseForensic Pathologist, 32 yr. experience in Medical Examiners' Offices in Wash., DC, NYC and Sheriff's Coroner's Offices in Calif., 6300+ autopsies witnessed and/or supervised, 1500+ homicide death investigations and autopsy, 1000+ homicide scene investigations, 6 exhumations, 700+ Expert Witness trials, Municipal, Superior, Federal courts; Preparation of memoranda, summaries, affidavits, declarations and Federal Rule 26 Reports, Expert Witness, render sworn testimony in depositions, trials, grand juries, inquests
Current OrganizationForensic Medicine/Pathology
Type of OrganizationAutopsy and consulting services
Major ProductForensic/Medicolegal autopsies- homicides, suicides, accidents, medical malpractice; Crime/accident scene investigations/reconstructions; blunt force injury patterns including in living persons
Area of DistributionLicensure in California, New York, Washington, DC
University/DegreeM.D., Catholic University of Chile, 1967
BornJanuary 18, 1940
Honors & AwardsSteven's Who's Who in Health and Medicine; 2,000 Notable American Women in the U.S., 2nd Edition; Second Edition America's Top Physicians; Certificate of Achievement, Office of Emergency Preparedness, Government of the District of Columbia; Honorary Membership, 1977 Guest Speaker, La Asociacion Mexicana de Medicina Legal, Mexico City, Mexico; LEAA Grant Award Forensic Pathology Fellowship, Office of Chief Medical Examiner of New York, through the auspices of the College of American Pathologists
Published WorksNumerous including, book chapter and journals, "Staining Intensity of Brain Iron in Patients with Schizophrenia", Journ. Neuropsych. & Clin. Neuroscience, 4:1, 36-40, 1992; "Youth Violence. A New High Risk Psychosocial Emergency", Mind & Human Interaction, Univ. of Virginia Press, Vol. 8, No.3, 1997
AffiliationsNat'l Assoc. of Medical Examiners; Int'l Acad. of Pathology; Past Fellow, Amer. Acad. of Forensic Sciences; Calif. Assoc. of Toxicologists; Univ. of Calif. Alumni Assoc.; Fellow, Colegio Interamericano de Medicos y Cirujanos; Nat'l Wildlife Assoc.; Smithsonian Institution
Hobbies & SportsClassical music, opera, visiting museums, visiting medicolegal institutes and jails, computer novice, spoiling Princess (feline pet), travel
Career Accomplishments6,300+ autopsies performed personally, 12,000+ autopsies witnessed and/or supervised, 1,500+ homicide death investigations and autopsy, 1000+ homicide scene investigations, 6 exhumations, 700+ Expert Witness trials-Municipal, Superior and Federal Courts
Work HistoryForensic Pathologist with 32 years experience at Medical Examiner's Offices in Washington DC, New York City and Sheriff Coroner's Offices in California
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