The Forensic Autopsy Technician assists the Forensic Pathologist in performing autopsy services. They also assist in processing decedents, providing intake and release services, inventorying, and maintaining facilities and equipment.

Autopsy technicians take identification photos, and other photos as directed by the pathologist, and perform x-rays as indicated. They also obtain fingerprints for identification and perform dental x-rays to assist in identification.

Our staff consists of the Chief Autopsy Technician, two Lead Forensic Technicians, and three Forensic Autopsy Technicians. Technicians are available seven days a week, from 6:30am - 4:30pm.

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J. Keith Pinckard, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Medical Examiner

1213 Sabine Street
Austin, TX 78701 (Map)
Phone: (512) 854-9599
Fax: (512) 854-9044