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  • Medical Examiner

    Mission

    The mission of the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner is to provide accurate, timely, compassionate and professional death investigation services for the citizens of Pima County, Arizona.

    Core Functions

    • Postmortem examinations
    • Screen deaths for public health significance
    • Forensic Anthropology/Dentistry services
    • Certify death certificates prior to cremation
    • Approve organ/tissue for donation or transplant in cases under OME jurisdiction
    • Courtroom testimony
    • Disaster response
    • Teaching services

    Indigent Interment Program

    The County may provide interment services for circumstances in which the next of kin are found to be financially unable to pay for arrangements or in which the decedent is unclaimed or abandoned. Visit our Indigent Interment Program for more information on assistance options. 

    Our Doctors

    • Gregory Hess, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner
    • Eric Peters, M.D., Deputy Chief Medical Examiner
    • David Winston, M.D., Ph.D.
    • Kevin Lougee, D.O.
    • Jennifer Chen, M.D.
    • Krista Timm, M.D.
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    Office of Medical Examiner

    2825 E. District St.
    Tucson, AZ 85714

    (520) 724-8600


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