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S. Erin Presnell, MD - Director, Medical and Forensic Autopsy

S. Erin Presnell, M.D.

Professor
Director, Medical and Forensic Autopsy
Director, Education Division
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Main Hospital Room 281
Phone: (843) 792-3575
Fax: (843) 792-3537

CLINICAL EXPERTISE:

Forensic Pathology

EDUCATION:

B.S.,1989, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina
M.D., 1993, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency: 1993-1998: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
Forensic Pathology Fellowship: 1998-1999: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

Forensic Pathology

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Stump M*, Presnell SE. Amnestic Somnambulism and Nocturnal Eating Disorder Associated with Zolpidem Use as a Contributing Factor in Accidental Death. Academic Forensic Pathology. 2015, June(2).
  2. Eichel Y, McAneny T, Presnell SE Heroin-induced asthma exacerbation. ASCP Case Reports: Forensic Pathology. 2015; FP 15-3.24.
  3. Hamilton H, Batalis N, Presnell SE, Schandl C, Tormos L. The Importance of Microscopic Examination of the Lungs in Decedents with Sustained Central Intravascular Catheters: A Nine-Case Series. Journal of Forensic Sciences. March 2015; JOFS-13-556.R1
  4. Presnell, SE, K Demchenko. Altered mental status in a young individual (Diabetic Ketoacidosis). Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists: 2014: FR579, FR-B series.
  5. Hanzlick, RL, C Boden, Data Committee (S. Erin Presnell). "Perceived Strengths, Limitations, and Needs of Death Investigation Systems in States which Lack a State Medical Examiner" Academic Forensic Pathology. 2014 4 (1): 32-40.
  6. Presnell, SE, J Byrd, C Schandl. Dental Identification. Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists: 2013: FR566, FR-05, A series
  7. Presnell, SE. Postmortem Artifacts. Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists: 2012: FR556, FR-B series.
  8. Presnell, SE and CA Schandl. Munchausen Syndrome. Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologist Press: 2011: FR546, FR-09, B-series.
  9. Presnell, SE. Delayed Overdose. Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists Press: 2010: FR521, FR-05, A series.
  10. Linsheng Zhang+, Laura Spruill+, S. Erin Presnell. Deep vein thromboses and fatal pulmonary thromboembolism during all-trans-retinoic acid induction therapy for relapsed promyelocytic leukemia (published abstract). Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2009; 133(10): 1672.
  11. Presnell, SE and Cynthia Schandl. Sudden Cardiac Death in Childhood: Histiocytoid Cardiomyopathy. ASCP Check Sample, Forensic Pathology Volume 51, Number 5, ISSN 1056-5922, May 2009 (NO. FP 09-5 (FP-346)).
  12. Schandl, CA and SE Presnell. Parietal skull fracture in an infant. Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists Press,: 08FR-B11, 2008.
  13. Schandl, CA and SE Presnell. Dilantin drug hypersensitivity. Surveys and Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists, FR-05, 2007.
  14. Collins, KA and SE Presnell. Elder Neglect and the Pathophysiology of Aging. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 2007;28: 157 – 162.
  15. Marcus, B and SE Presnell. Colonic Mucinous Adenocarcinoma metastatic to the heart. Surveys and Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists, AU-A4: 18 - 22, 2007.
  16. Presnell, SE and KA Collins. Hirschsprung Disease. Surveys and Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists, AU-A5: 23 - 27, 2007.
  17. Collins, KA and SE Presnell. Elder Homicide. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 27(2):183-7, 2006 Jun.
  18. Collins, KA and SE Presnell. Asphyxia by tracheobronchial thrombus. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 26(4): 327 – 329, 2005.
  19. Presnell, SE and Kim Collins. Fatal Pediatric Ingestion. ASCP Check Sample, Forensic Pathology, Volume 47, No 8, 2005, pp 93 – 105.
  20. Knight, L and Presnell, SE. Death by Sewer Gas: Case Report of a double-Fatality and Review of the Literature. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 26(2): 81 – 185, June 2005.



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