Greene County will have a new medical examiner starting December 26.
Dr. Deiter Duff most recently served as medical examiner for Boone and Callaway Counties. Before that, he was assistant medical examiner for the St. Louis City Medical Examiner’s Office. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Medicine where he also completed an anatomic pathology residency, according to a new release from Greene County. He also completed a forensic pathology fellowship at St. Louis University and is board certified in anatomic pathology and forensic pathology.
In his new job for the county, Duff will conduct autopsies and external examinations referred to the office based on criteria established in Missouri statute, according to the news release. That includes deaths involving drugs or alcohol, unusual or suspicious deaths, homicides, suicides and deaths related to diseases that could constitute a threat to public health.
On average, the Greene County Medical Examiner’s Office performs 200 autopsies a year.
Duff will take over the position that had been filled through a contract with Dr. Keith Norton and his team at Forensic Associates.