PHI Instructor Biography:
Dr. Wendy Lavezzi, M.D. Forensic Pathologist
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, District 5, State of Florida
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Dr. Wendy Lavezzi is Deputy Medical Examiner for District 5, which covers five counties in the State of Florida. Prior to her present assignment a Deputy Medical Examiner at the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office in Chicago, IL.
She is board certified in Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Forensic Pathology. She completed her medical school and residency training in Albany, NY, and then finished her training with a fellowship in Forensic Pathology in Chicago.
Before attending medical school, Dr. Lavezzi had a 15-year career as a registered nurse, with a specialty in critical care. She has given lectures and seminars in Forensic Pathology for numerous pathology societies, hospitals, and community groups. She is the President of her county Medical Society, and she is a consultant for the ABC television show, "How to Get Away with Murder". She also provides clinical teaching to medical students, resident physicians, and paramedic students, and police trainees.