Offering Consultation, Education,
& Expert Testimony in Forensic Pathology

Mark Flomenbaum, MD, PhD & Associates

Who We Are

Mark Flomenbaum, MD, PhD is Board Certified in both Anatomic and Forensic Pathology, and is licensed to practice medicine in New York, Massachusetts, and California.  Dr. Flomenbaum has extensive experience as a forensic pathologist in over sixteen years as a Medical Examiner.  He has served in several leadership roles including First Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for the City of New York, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and Director of Autopsy Services at Boston Medical Center.  Dr. Flomenbaum also served in leadership roles during the 911 World Trade Center disaster and American Airlines flight 587disaster.  In total, Dr. Flomenbaum has certified the cause and manner of death in over 6,000 cases and has testified in over 200 trials (criminal, civil, and juvenile) in six states and three federal jurisdictions.  


Dr. Flomenbaum has lectured to a wide array of audiences on topics in forensic pathology, anatomy and pathology, disasters, and death certification. He served as co-director of the Forensic Pathology fellowship program at the City of New York Office of Chief Medical Examiner for 10 years, training some of today’s leading forensic pathologists and Chief Medical Examiners.  Dr. Flomenbaum’s skills and experience as an educator in forensic pathology spans a full spectrum including: university undergraduates, medical students and faculty, medical examiners, law students, law enforcement personnel, investigators, lay people, and attorneys.  Dr. Flomenbaum has held or currently holds faculty appointments in four major medical schools, and contributes to course development in pathology at the Harvard Scientist Training Program.  He has lectured at law schools, legal symposia, and in continuing legal education courses and workshops.


Dr. Flomenbaum is an active member of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS). He has directed and contributed to several educational programs for these societies.  Dr. Flomenbaum now also serves on the board of directors for NAME and continues to publish articles and chapters on anatomic pathology and forensic pathology.  Dr. Flomenbaum has also served and currently serves as a forensic pathologist on several review panels for the National Institute of Justice.  The combination of Dr. Flomenbaum’s academic, clinical and forensic science experiences affords a key ability to interpret, to collaborate across disciplines, and to educate.  His pragmatic and clear presentations of forensic and medical information have been appreciated by jurors and non-medical audiences for over two decades.