Education: BA: University of Michigan, 1993. MD: Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1998 (His brother, Paul, also graduated in that class at medical school and is a surgical pathologist. His father is also a physician and teaches at Wayne State.)
Residency: University of Michigan Medical Center, 1998-2003
Volunteer: 9/11 Identifications of Remains, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City, October, 2001.
Fellowships: Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City, forensic pathology, 2003-2004
Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York City, forensic cardiac pathology/neuropathology, 2006-2007.
Career: Medical Examiner I, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Queens borough, 2004-2006
Medical Examiner II, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Manhattan borough, 2006-2008
Acting Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Manhattan, 2007-2008
Medical Examiner II, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, Queens, 2008-2010
Faculty instructor, anatomic and forensic pathology. Also instructor in basic course in death scene investigation, related forensic pathology courses in ongoing lecture series. He has lectured on trauma, gunshot wounds and postmortem changes to the body.
Hobbies and interests: “I enjoy reading (predictably, crime novels ‑- I’m making my way through the Steig Larsson trilogy right now), weightlifting, swimming laps, working with animals, and I am an amateur cook.”
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Dr. Vincent Tranchida, who worked for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York City, is Dane County’s first medical examiner. The forensic pathologist will conduct autopsies and join a staff of 11.