Autopsy | Decedent Affairs

Microscopic view of cells

Contact Information

Location & General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave, 13-145 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 267-2680 | Email

Section Chief
Gregory A. Fishbein, MD
(310) 267-2680 | Email

Autopsy Reports
(310) 267-2680

Decedent Affairs &
Autopsy Service

Phone: (310) 825-7846
Fax: (310) 794-1116

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00 pm
Closed Sundays & Holidays

The autopsy service performs the important functions of determining the immediate and underlying cause of death. Autopsies evaluating the whole body or select organs (such as brain or heart only) are performed by autopsy pathologists and consultant pathologists as needed. Despite advances in clinical tests, post-mortem evaluations often provide useful, sometimes unexpected, information to understand the course of the decedent's disease. The autopsy service also supports Institution Review Board (IRB)-approved clinical research studies. <

Services

  • Complete autopsy
  • Heart and lung autopsies
  • Brain only autopsy
  • Other organ specific autopsy

Education

  • Resident training
  • Autopsy conference (Wednesdays at 8:00 AM)
  • Brain dissection conference (Thursdays at 9:00 AM)

Research

  • Cardiovascular autopsy studies
  • Transplant autopsy studies
  • Alzheimer and vascular dementia

Faculty