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Saskatchewan names new chief forensic pathologist


Regina, SK – The Saskatchewan government has named Dr Shaun Ladham to the newly created post chief forensic pathologist for the province. He will oversee forensic services in the Office of the Chief Coroner, and will work with the more than 150 coroners located across the province.

Dr Ladham received his medical training at Dalhousie University and his postgraduate training in anatomic pathology at McGill University in Montreal. Most recently, he worked at the Allegheny County Coroners Office in Pittsburgh, PA.

“Dr Ladham is highly qualified for this position, which is very important to the safety and well-being of the people of Saskatchewan,” says Frank Quennell, the province’s justice minister. “The addition of the chief forensic pathologist position is one part of a three-year plan to significantly develop the coroner’s program in our province.”

Over the next three years, the coroner’s program will be expanded, with the recruitment of a Deputy Chief Coroner and a forensic pathologist in Regina, as well as the establishment of regional coroner offices in Saskatoon and Regina.