Nickel City Forensics

Dr. Katherine Maloney, MD

Board Certified Forensic Pathologist

Dr. Katherine Maloney is a board certified Forensic Pathologist practicing in Buffalo, New York. She has performed over 1700 autopsies and is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Forensic Pathology, Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology. She has testified in both criminal and civil proceedings and holds teaching appointments at the University at Buffalo Medical School and through the National Criminal Justice Training Center.

After completing her undergraduate in Biology at Boston College, Dr. Maloney went to medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School followed by four years of residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell in New York City. She completed her Forensic Pathology fellowship training at the Office of Chief Medical Examiner in New York City, followed by an additional year of Forensic Neuropathology and Forensic Cardiac Pathology training.

Her areas of interest include child homicide investigations, sudden unexpected deaths in childhood, asphyxial deaths and traumatic brain injuries. She has published multiple research articles in peer reviewed journals and regularly presents on forensic topics at annual meetings such as those held by the National Association of Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.


Professional Experience

2016- Present: Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Erie County Medical Examiners Office, Buffalo, NY

2013- 2016: Associate Chief Medical Examiner, Erie County Medical Examiners Office, Buffalo, NY

2011- 2013: City Medical Examiner, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, NY

Education and Training

2012-2013: Fellow in Forensic Neuropathology and Cardiac Pathology, Office of Cheif Medical Examiner, New York, NY

2011-2012: Fellow in Forensic Pathology, Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, NY

2007-2011: Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, New York Presbyterian Hospital- Weill Cornell Medical Center, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, New York, NY

2003-2007: Doctor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

1998-2002: Bachelor of Science, Biology, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Medical Licensing and Examinations

Forensic Pathology Board Certified - Certification Date: 9/4/2012

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Board Certified - Certification Date: 7/29/2011

NY State Medical License - License Date: 8/22/2008

United States Medical Licensing Examination, Steps 1-3


Medical record and autopsy review

Examination of histology slides, radiographs, or tissue

Literature and medical research

Writing reports and consultations

Expert testimony


Meetings, conferences and instruction in forensic topics


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