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Dane Co. to hire second Medical Examiner to keep up with work load

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Dane County will soon have its first Deputy Medical Examiner to help keep up with increasing death investigation and autopsy caseloads.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi's office says Dr. Kristin Roman, Chief Deputy Medical Examiner for New York City has accepted the position and will start full-time this summer.

The office is currently led by Dr. Vincent Tranchida. County officials say they conducted nearly 1,300 death investigation last year, which is 200 more than in 2010. The Medical Examiner's Office does death investigation and autopsy work for a number of Wisconsin counties, providing a regional network for the specialty work of forensic pathology.
 
Roman has worked for New York City's Medical Examiner's Office since 2004 and has been Deputy Chief Medical Examiner since 2006.
 
Pending confirmation by the Dane County Board of Supervisors, Roman's first day will be September 9thand her starting salary will be $178,000.
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