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Mission Statement

To serve the community by conducting objective medicolegal death investigations in a compassionate manner into all deaths which fall under the jurisdiction of the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.


Contact Us:

The Medical Examiner-Coroner's office is located at
850 Thornton Way, San Jose, California 95128
(408) 793-1900

Medical Examiner/Coroner's Office

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday
8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M
Closed Weekends and Holidays

Services Provided
Information relating to unattended, unusual, violent, or accidental deaths
Autopsy Reports relating to unattended, unusual, violent, or accidental deaths
Private Autopsies, when requested by the legal next-of-kin
Community Education classes and presentations
Decedent Identification and notification of next-of-kin

Administrative Staff
Captain Dalia Rodriguez, Administrative Director/Coroner
Lieutenant David Lera, Assistant Administrative Director/Coroner
Sergeant Shadra Shaheen, Chief Investigator

Medical Examiners
Dr. Joseph O’Hara
Dr. Matrina Schmidt
Dr. Michelle Jorden, Neuropathologist