GBI Graduates New Forensic Pathologists to Address Medical Examiner Shortage

GBI Graduates New Forensic Pathologists to Address Medical Examiner Shortage
Dr. Geller Presents Dr. Kari Broder with Diploma

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) celebrated the graduation of two new forensic pathologists from its 2023-2024 fellowship program. Dr. Kari Broder and Dr. Taylor Sliker will continue their careers with the GBI as associate medical examiners.

The GBI has prioritized addressing the nationwide shortage of board-certified medical examiners, which has led to delays in death investigations and affected the closure of cases. The addition of Dr. Broder and Dr. Sliker is seen as a crucial step in alleviating this shortage.

During their fellowship, the doctors received comprehensive training in various forensic disciplines, including scene investigations, toxicology, and legal aspects of pathology.

“The addition of Dr. Broder and Dr. Sliker to our team will place our doctors in a better position to address the demand in autopsy requests,” said GBI Director Chris Hosey. “I am confident that the GBI’s forensic pathology fellowship program will pave the way to solving not just the medical examiner shortage in Georgia, but in our nation.”

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Dr. Geller presents Dr. Taylor Sliker with Diploma (photos courtesy of GBI)

“Dr. Broder and Dr. Sliker have overcome a tough year with education coming from every angle and cases to be completed,” said GBI Chief Medical Examiner Geoffrey Smith. “I am thrilled at their commitment, and they have both done a great job.”

Dr. Sliker received her medical degree from Mercer University School of Medicine in 2019. She completed AP/CP residency at the Medical College of Georgia in June 2023. Dr. Broder received her medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019. She completed AP/CP residency at Emory University in 2023.

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