A. Mitchell, Jr. MD
Northern Regional Medical Examiner
Dr. Roger Mitchell Jr. is board certified in Anatomic
and Forensic Pathology by the American Board of
Pathology. He is a graduate of Howard University,
Washington DC, and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School,
Newark, NJ. Dr. Mitchell is licensed to practice
medicine in New Jersey and Texas. He has performed
over 1200 autopsy examinations in his career and
has testified as an expert on numerous cases.
He began the study of forensic science and
violence prevention as a Forensic Biologist
for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
– DNA Unit in January 1997.
Dr. Mitchell has returned to New Jersey from
Houston, TX where he served 4 years as the Assistant
Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, in charge of
Medicolegal Death Investigations, at the Harris
County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Harris
County is the third largest county in the nation.
Dr. Mitchell has great interest in Violence
as a public health issue. He believes the medical
examiner serves a critical role in public health
prevention initiatives and continues to be at
the forefront of issues relating to Elder Abuse
& Neglect and Youth Violence.
He is also well versed in Mass Fatality Management
and pledges his commitment to the preparedness
of the counties within his jurisdiction.
a native of New Jersey, Dr. Roger A. Mitchell,
Jr. is dedicated to the service of our great
state and will be leading the Medical Examiner
Service in New Jersey as the Assistant State
Medical Examiner in charge of the Northern and
Southern Regional Medical Examiner Offices.