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State Gets News Chief Medical Examiner

Doctor John Dreyzehner, Tennessee Health Commissioner, announced Monday that Doctor Karen Cline-Parhamovich will serve as Tennessee’s chief medical examiner, effective July 1st, reports the Bristol Herald Courier.
Cline-Parhamovich currently works as the Director of Forensic Pathology for ETSU’s Quillen College of Medicine. She served as the Interim Chief Medical Examiner and Deputy Chief Medical Examiner since December 2010.
Cline-Parhamovich said she looks forward to making sure the state’s autopsy process is as efficient as it can be. “It’s going to expand my responsibilities to be more involved in developing initial education as well as continuing education for local county medical examiners and medical investigators,” said Cline-Parhamovich.