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Marguerite DeWitt

Dr. Marguerite DeWitt 

Dr. Marguerite DeWitt
Criminal Justice and Forensic Investigations






J.D., University of Maine School of Law
M.D., Wake Forest School of Medicine
B.A., Saint Andrews Presbyterian College

CV/VITAE: Dewitt Vitae

Classes Taught:

CRIJ 1306 Court Systems and Practices
CRIJU 2320 Evidence for Forensic Investigation
CRIJU 2325 Medical-Legal Forensic Investigation

Joined UTB:


Area of Specialty and Responsibility:

State Medical Examiner
Hospital-based Practice in Surgical, Autopsy and Clinical Pathology
Hospital –based Infection Control
Clinical Committees for Surgery, Pediatrics, Cancer, Blood Products, Education, Morbidity and Mortality
Clinical Administration – Medical Board
Hospital Clinical Specialty Service: Child and Adult Abuse Response Team
Training for Sudden Unexplained Infant Death Investigations

Previous Experience:

Dr. Marguerite DeWitt joined the faculty of UTB in 2011 after retiring from her job as Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Maine. She received her degree in medicine from Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina and her law degree from the University of Maine School of Law. She completed an internship in Family Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in Hartford, CT, and her residency in anatomic/surgical and clinical pathology at Berkshire Medical Center in Massachusetts. She trained in forensic pathology with Dr. Fred Jordan, Chief Medical Examiner at The Office of Chief Medical Examiner in Oklahoma City, OK. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology. She practiced hospital-based surgical, autopsy and clinical pathology for 12 years before concentrating full-time in the field of forensic pathology for the past 10 years. She is currently licensed to practice medicine in Texas and Maine. She has performed at least 3000 autopsies, and has testified in dozens of criminal trials. Her area of interest is child death and child abuse investigations. She headed the founding of the Valley’s first CAART (Child and Adult Abuse Response Team) as a clinical service at Valley Baptist Medical Center in Harlingen, Texas, and created the Annual Rio Grande Valley Seminar in Forensic Sciences Conference, now in its eighth year.




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