Cobb County Government

What is a Medical Examiner?

A Medical Examiner is a doctor who is specifically trained in how to investigate people’s deaths and to perform medical procedures, such as autopsies, to determine the cause of their deaths. These physicians are responsible for investigating violent, suspicious, unattended or unnatural deaths. The duty of a Medical Examiner is to determine the cause and manner of death by using medical testing and procedures and to certify the deaths for the State.