Dr. Howard Oliver has worked in the medical field for over 30 years specializing in forensic pathology. He currently works as a forensic pathologist.
Forensic Pathology is a subspecialty of pathology requiring extensive medical training in a variety of fields. As a forensic pathologist, Howard Oliver is responsible for determining the cause, circumstances, and means of death of individuals who have died suddenly, unexpectedly, suspiciously, or unnaturally.
While training to become a forensic pathologist, Dr. Howard Oliver gained specialized knowledge in a number of areas including anatomy, toxicology, ballistics, serology, DNA technology, and more. He received an honorable education through numerous universities and organizations.
In 1979, Howard Oliver graduated from the A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship at the public research university, University of California Irvine. Dr. Howard Oliver also trained for a year at the LA Coroner’s Office completing a fellowship in forensic pathology. Additionally, Dr. Howard Oliver completed residency training with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS).
With over 30 years of experience, Howard Oliver has gained extensive knowledge on a variety of topics related to the field of forensic pathology. In the videos below, Howard Oliver, MD answers a series of questions related to forensic pathology, autopsies, and more.
Howard Oliver, MD explains how a forensic pathologist can determine the time of death through body temperature and also discusses the timing of rigamortis.