Mark Fischione, MD, received his doctor of medicine degree from American University of the Caribbean in 1985. Upon graduation from medical school, he returned to the states to perform his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Wayne State University, in Detroit Michigan. Here he discovered a love of teaching that brought him to the Allied Health Department of Marygrove College, where he worked as an adjunct professor throughout residency. Feeling a strong desire to further his knowledge and develop a deeper understanding of pathology, he pursued a fellowship in forensic pathology at Southwestern Institute of Forensic Science, Southwestern Medical School, University of Texas. Completion of the forensic fellowship in 1993 qualified Dr. Fischione for the position of deputy medical examiner of Oakland County, Michigan. He held this position until July of 1996, when he relocated to accept the same position in Maricopa County, Arizona, soon after accepting the role of chief medical examiner.