Nassau County Executive
|Tamara Bloom, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner
|Joseph Avella, Ph.D.
Chief Forensic Toxicologist
|Pasquale Buffolino, Ph.D.
Director of Forensic Genetics
|2251 Hempstead Turnpike - Building R,
East Meadow, NY 11554
|Phone: (516) 572-6400 Fax: (516) 572-5174
Hours of Operation: 24/7
Normal business hours: 8 A.M. - 4 P.M.
The medical examiner is mandated by law to investigate deaths of anyone who dies in Nassau County from sudden, unexpected, suspicious, violent, unnatural, unusual, unattended death, and when application is made for a permit to cremate the body of a decedent.
The Medical Examiner's Office is located in the town of East Meadow on the campus of Nassau University Medical Center. Geographically, we are ideally located in the central region of Nassau County, New York, which makes accessing us by car, rail, or bus relatively easy.
Team of Staff
The Medical Examiner’s Office is staffed by a team of physicians who are board certified forensic pathologists. In addition, we have DNA, toxicology, histology scientists, forensic pathology assistants, and forensic medical investigators who are all highly trained in their unique disciplines.
Our mission is to provide the residents of Nassau County with the most cost effective means of delivering the highest quality of medical-legal investigation into the causes and manner of deaths in Nassau County.
Toward this end, we are dedicated to advancing our collaborative working relationship with Nassau County’s legal and criminal justice systems and provide them with a state of the art DNA testing facility and cutting edge toxicology and histology lab services.
Our vision is to provide timely, thorough, and accurate scientific death investigation that will assure the public and courts that all aspects of investigation have been thoroughly reviewed, resulting in correct certification to protect the public from criminal activity, health hazards, and unsafe environments.