Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
State medical examiner position to be filled in western Kentucky office
FRANKFORT, KY – The Kentucky Medical Examiner Office announced today that it will fill the vacant medical examiner’s position in its Madisonville branch, effective at the start of the new year.
Dr. Greg Wanger, currently with the Northern Kentucky Medical Examiner office, will become the new Western Kentucky Medical Examiner effective Jan. 1, 2013.
“I’m so pleased to fill this critical position in western Kentucky, particularly with the caliber of someone like Dr. Wanger, who has tremendous experience and devotion to the death investigation system,” said Dr. Tracey Corey, Chief Medical Examiner for Kentucky.
A native of Cincinnati, Dr. Wanger has 28 years of experience in determining the cause and manner of death of those who die an unattended, suspicious or violent death. For the past five and half years he has served as a state medical examiner for the northern Kentucky region, and practiced forensic pathology in Alabama as a state medical examiner and in Virginia as an assistant chief medical examiner prior to his Kentucky experience.
He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky, his medical degree from Ohio State University, and completed his residency in pathology at Ohio State University and his forensic pathology fellowship at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.
In addition, Dr. Wanger is board certified in anatomic, clinical and forensic pathology, and is the only forensic pathologist in the country to have graduated from the FBI's National Academy.
Dr. Corey said her office will immediately begin actively recruiting for a forensic pathologist to join Dr. Charles Stephens in the Northern Kentucky Medical Examiner Office, to fill Dr. Wanger's position in that branch.