Dr. Howard Oliver is an experienced medical professional with over 30 years of experience specializing in forensic pathology. Currently, Howard Oliver, MD is working as a forensic pathologist. With his high level of knowledge and experience in the field, Dr. Oliver has been sought out to help investigate and analyze evidence for many major cases of death, often including murder investigations. He takes great pride in his work and is proud of the many successes he has achieved over the years both in his education and in his professional career.
Before beginning his professional career in forensic pathology, Dr. Howard Oliver went through years of extensive medical training and education. Throughout the course of his education, Oliver gained specialized knowledge in a variety of areas including:
- DNA Technology
A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Beginning his training and education in the medical field, Dr. Howard Oliver attended the A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Founded in 1892 by Andrew Taylor Still, A.T. Still University is credited as the first osteopathic medical school in the world.
Department of the Coroner – LA County
Upon earning his medical degree, Howard Oliver MD completed a fellowship in forensic pathology, training with the LA Coroner’s Office. The La Coroner’s Office is responsible for determining the cause and circumstances of all violent, unusual, or sudden deaths that have occurred in the Los Angeles area.
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS)
Dr. Howard Oliver also completed an internship at University of California Irvine and completed his residency training with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Systems. The VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System serves over 1.4 million Veterans in the county of Los Angeles including the areas of Ventura, Santa Barbara, Kern, San Luis Obispo, and more. It stands as the largest healthcare system within the Department of Veteran Affairs.
Forensic Pathologist Dr. Howard Oliver
Forensic pathology is a subspeciality of pathology, the science of the causes and effects of diseases. As a forensic pathologist, Dr. Howard Oliver is responsible for determining the cause, means, and circumstances of death for an individual who died either suddenly, unexpectedly, or unnaturally. Generally, there are five main categories for recognizing the causes of death:
Forensic pathologist, Howard Oliver completes a full investigation, analyzing medical history and any evidence that may have been found on the scene along with the testimony of any witnesses. An autopsy will then be performed determining whether the death was due to disease or injury. Once Howard Oliver has examined everything and gone over all possible circumstances, he will compile all of his findings into an official report. Dr. Oliver may be required to explain his findings and reports in court in a trial that involves a death. Forensic pathologists often make for crucial witnesses in these court trials with their extensive knowledge of anatomy, toxicology, ballistics, serology, DNA technology and more. A forensic pathologist is a special kind of individual that is able to pay strict attention to detail, analyze a wide range of information, develop solutions, think critically, and work under pressure. With decades of experience, it is no question that Dr. Howard Oliver has become one of the best and most well known forensic pathologists.
Contact Dr. Howard Oliver today to learn more about his educaiton, career, and services as a Forensic Pathologist.