Carol J. Huser

Wise mentor’s lessons shaped my career, life

My teacher, a towering figure in forensic pathology and New York City‘s chief medical examiner for a quarter century including on Sept. 11, has died. Dr. Charles S. Hirsch was 79.

I met Hirsch in 1984 during my general pathology residency. I planned to be a hospital pathologist but wanted some elective training in forensic...

Dr. Carol J. Huser, a forensic pathologist, has served as La Plata County coroner since January 2003. Reach her at

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