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Cynthia A. Schandl, Ph.D., M.D. - Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program

Cynthia A. Schandl, Ph.D., M.D.

Associate Professor of Pathology
Co-Director, Medical and Forensic Autopsy Section
Medical Director, Cytogenetics and Molecular Pathology
Chief, Global Initiative for Pathology Patient Safety Excellence
Director, Jane K. Upshur Pathology Fellowship Award
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Office: Main Hospital Room 281
Phone: (843) 792-9462
Fax: (843) 792-3537

CLINICAL EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH INTERESTS:

General Forensic Pathology
Genomic Pathology
Maternal and Placental Pathology
Forensic Histopathology

EDUCATION:

B.A.: 1990, California State University, San Bernardino
Ph.D.: 1999, Medical University of South Carolina Department of Pathology
M.D.: 1999, Medical University of South Carolina
Resident in Pathology (AP/CP): 1999-2004, Medical University of South Carolina
Medical Examiner: 2000-2001, Charleston County
Fellow in Forensic Pathology: 2001-2002, Medical University of South Carolina

RECENT PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Tormos LM, CA Schandl, NI Batalis, SE Presnell. Five-Day Turnaround Time for Hospital Medical Autopsies: A Five-Year Experience. Acad Forensic Pathol 2015, 5(2).
  2. Ogden E, CA Schandl, LM Tormos. Death Due to Complications of Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia: A Case Report. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2014, 59(6):1672-1674.
  3. Presnell SE, Schandl C. 2013. Birth Injuries. Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists: FR589, in processing.
  4. Eriksson EA, Rickey J, Leon SM, Minshall CT, Fakhry SM, Schandl CA. Fat embolism in pediatric patients: An autopsy evaluation of incidence and etiology. J Crit Care 2015, 30(1):221.e1-221.e5. doi:10.1016/j.jcrc.2014.09.008
  5. Monroe DJ, Meehan JT IV, Schandl CA. Sudden cardiac death in a young man with migraine-associated arrhythmia. Journal of Forensic Sciences. Accepted for Publication.
  6. Hamilton, H.H., Batalis, N.I., Presnell, S.E., Schandl, C.A., and Tormos, L.M. The Importance of Microscopic Examination of the Lungs in Decedents with Sustained Central Intravascular Catheters: A Nine-case Series. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2015, 60(2):346-350 (doi:10.1111/1556-4029.12667.
  7. Frame, M.H., and Schandl, C.A. A Case Example of Asphyxia Due to Occupational Exposure to Airborne Chemicals and Review of Workplace Fatalities. Journal of Forensic Sciences 2015, 60(2):52-524 (doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12695).
  8. Schandl, Cynthia A. Investigation of Pregnancy-Related Deaths. Invited Review. Acad Forensic Pathol 2014, 4(3):305-315.
  9. Presnell S, Byrd J, Schandl C. Dental Identification. Anatomic Pathology Education Program, College of American Pathologists: 2013: FR566, FR-B series.
  10. Tormos LM and Schandl CA. The Significance of Adrenal Hemorrhage: (Undiagnosed Waterhouse-Friderichsen Syndrome, A Case Series. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2013; 58(4):1071-1074.

 



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