Jeffrey S. Nine, MD
Associate Professor of Pathology

Dr. Nine is the director of adult autopsy services for the UPMC Hospitals, as well as chair of Decedent Affairs, managing the after-death care of patients for UPMC Presbyterian and Montefiore hospitals.

Office Location:
UPMC Presbyterian Hospital
Room C624
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: 412-864-1470

Clinical Expertise

As an Autopsy and Forensic Pathologist, and past UPMC Pathology Resident, Dr. Nine has 18 years of experience performing autopsies, testifying in court, and helping families through the grief process surrounding the death of their loved ones. Most recently he developed international experience serving as Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Dominica (W.I.) from 2009-2012. Prior to that he was a Medical Examiner for the State of New Mexico where he also acted as director of the hospital autopsy service and director of the forensic pathology fellowship program. Dr. Nine has personally performed over 4,500 autopsies and supervised many others as an educator for pathology residents and forensic pathology fellows. He has testified numerous times in the court systems of Ohio, Arizona, New Mexico and the Commonwealth of Dominica as an expert in forensic and autopsy pathology.

Dr. Nine has served on a number of national committees, including both the Toxicology and Forensic Pathology Committees for the College of American Pathologists (CAP), and the Training Directors Committee for the National Association of Medical Examiners.

Research Interests

Dr. Nine's areas of research interest are focused on pathology education, forensic toxicology, public health issues, as well as pathology informatics and the use of technology in pathology practice and pathology education.


American Board of Pathology - Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology


Autopsy and Forensic Pathology

Selected Publications

View Dr. Nine's publications on PubMed

  • Nine JS, Nichols WS, Geller SA. High Risk Autopsy Cases in Autopsy Performance and Reporting. 3rd Edition, CAP Press, 2014. Chapter 12.
  • Devers KG, Nine JS. Autopsy findings in botulinum toxin poisoning. J Forensic Sci. 2010 Nov;55(6):1649-51. PMID: 20533981
  • Nolte KB, Lathrop SL, Nashelsky MB, Nine JS, Gallaher MM, Umland ET, McLemore JL, Reichard RR, Irvine RA, McFeeley PJ, Zumwalt RE. "Med-X": a medical examiner surveillance model for bioterrorism and infectious disease mortality. Hum Pathol. 2007 May;38(5):718-25. PMID: 17437862
  • Nine JS, Rund CR. Fatality from diphenhydramine monointoxication: a case report and review of the infant, pediatric and adult literature. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2006 Mar;27(1):36-41. PMID: 16501346
  • Nine JS, Zumwalt RE. Integrating the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education general competencies into forensic pathology fellowship training. Am J Forensic Med Pathol. 2005 Dec;26(4):334-9. PMID: 16304466