Over the years, noted forensic pathologist Thomas R. Beaver, MD has continually demonstrated his dedication to advancing and sharing knowledge in his field. As the former Director of the Division of Forensic Pathology at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, Thomas R. Beaver, MD also taught pathology as an Assistant Professor at Texas Tech in addition to functioning as Lubbock County Chief Medical Examiner. Throughout his career, Thomas R. Beaver, MD has enjoyed publication in national peer-reviewed journals, including The Journal of Infectious Diseases, The American Journal of Cardiology, and Clinical Chemistry.
Currently conducting research on vitreous methamphetamine in the evaluation of methamphetamine intoxication, Thomas R. Beaver, MD has also attended numerous professional conferences. Most recently, he presented “Oil Field Fatalities” at the annual meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners in 2009. Thomas R. Beaver, MD has also contributed his time and knowledge to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as a director and lecturer for several courses, and he has served as an expert reviewer for the California Medical Board since 1996.
Currently serving as Forensic Pathologist for the Kern County Sheriff’s Office in Bakersfield, California, Thomas R. Beaver, MD has also practiced in the State of Florida. In 2000, Thomas R. Beaver, MD received a gubernatorial appointment to the Florida Crime Laboratory Council. As Chief Medical Examiner for the 7th Judicial District and 24th Judicial District from 1999 to 2006, Thomas R. Beaver, MD also served as Associate Medical Examiner for the 14th Judicial District from 1997 to 1999. Board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as forensic pathology, Thomas R. Beaver, MD received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his Doctor of Medicine from St. George’s University.
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