Mary E. Case, MD

  • Professor of Pathology and Co-Director of the Division of Forensic Pathology at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center
  • Chief Medical Examiner of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties
  • Chair of the Missouri State Child Fatality Review Training Program
  • Editorial Boards of the Journal of Forensic Sciences and the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology


Mary Case, MD is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO and St. Louis University School of Medicine. She did her residency training in pathology at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center and was a post-doctoral fellow in neuropathology for the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Stroke. Dr. Case is board certified in anatomic, forensic, and neuropathology.

Dr. Case is a Professor of Pathology and Co-Director of the Division of Forensic Pathology at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center. She is the Chief Medical Examiner of St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, and Franklin Counties.

Dr. Case is the Chair of the Missouri State Child Fatality Review Training Program to provide annual training to pathologists in the state to qualify to perform child autopsies. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Forensic Sciences and the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology.

Dr. Case has special interest and expertise in the areas of head injury in both children and adults and in the area of child abuse. She has written and lectured widely in these areas and has consulted with many police agencies, prosecutors, other attorneys, and families on cases of child head injury. She has had grants from the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Quest Foundation to carry out research on the neuropathology of abusive head trauma.

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"I believe the role of the International Advisory Board of the NCSBS is to provide essential input into the work of the NCSBS in carrying out its mission as the leading organization in educating the public about the clinical features and pathology of shaken baby syndrome, the frequency and devastation of this common head injury, as well as creating programs for prevention of this injury. I am proud to be a part of this Board in carrying out this truly commendable mission."