Darin P. Trelka, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science and Director of Anatomical Programs is board certified in Anatomic- and Forensic Pathology and has been a medical examiner and coroner in Virginia, Ohio and Florida. Dr. Trelka is the former Deputy Chief- and Interim Chief Medical Examiner of Broward County Florida and is former director of the Forensic Pathology fellowship training program at the office of the Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services.
Dr. Trelka is a former clinical assistant professor in the Department of Surgery, Division of Pathology of NOVA Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has co-authored an atlas of forensic histopathology as well as having written textbook chapters in both forensic pathology and death investigation and has been an invited speaker on those topics both locally and nationally. Dr. Trelka joined the faculty at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine in August 2014 where he teaches anatomical sciences in FAU’s College of Medicine, which consist of gross- and microscopic anatomy as well as assisting in the pathology laboratory curriculum and facilitating both PBL and IQ group learning activities.
- 1992: B.A. Psychology, Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, PA
- 1999: Ph.D. Anatomy, Pathology, Cell Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
- 2002: M.D. MCP-Hahnemann University Philadelphia, PA
- 2014-Present: Assistant Professor of Integrated Medical Science and Director of Anatomical Programs, Florida Atlantic University, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
- 2011, 2012-2014: Deputy Chief Medical Examiner, Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- 2011-2012: Interim District (Chief) Medical Examiner, Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- 2009-2011: Associate Medical Examiner, Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services Division, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- 2010: Acting Medical Examiner for the U.S. Virgin Islands
- 2007-2009: Deputy Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office, Cleveland, OH.
- 2006-2007: Local Medical Examiner for Albemarle, Greene, and Nelson Counties, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner Commonwealth of Virginia
- 2005-2006: Local Medical Examiner for Richmond City, Henrico, Hanover, and Chesterfield Counties, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Commonwealth of Virginia
- 2005-2006: Fellowship in Forensic Pathology, Virginia Commonwealth University-Medical College of Virginia, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Commonwealth of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219
- 2002-2007: Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia 22908
- 1998-1999: Postdoctoral Research Training, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA., Department of Anatomy, Pathology and Cell Biology, Philadelphia, PA 19107
- Robinson RM, Trelka DP. Scene Investigation. eMedicine from WebMD. Updated January 16, 2011. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1680358-overview.
Baskurt, E., Raghavan P.,Trelka, D.P. Extramedullary hematopoiesis involving the bilateral lacrimal fossae.
American Journal of Neuroradiology. 27(4):934-5, 2006 May
- Taraschi TF. O'Donnell M. Martinez S. Schneider T. Trelka
D. Fowler VM. Tilley L. Moriyama Y. Generation of an erythrocyte vesicle transport system by Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites. Blood. 102(9):3420-6, 2003 Nov 1.
- Taraschi TF. Trelka
D. Martinez S. Schneider T. O'Donnell ME. Vesicle-mediated trafficking of parasite proteins to the host cell cytosol and erythrocyte surface membrane in Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes. International Journal for Parasitology. 31(12):1381-91, 2001 Oct.
- Trelka DP. Schneider TG. Reeder JC. Taraschi TF. Evidence for vesicle-mediated trafficking of parasite proteins to the host cell cytosol and erythrocyte surface membrane in Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes. Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology. 106(1):131-45, 2000 Feb 25.
- Taraschi TF. Trelka
D. Schneider T. Matthews I. Plasmodium falciparum: characterization of organelle migration during merozoite morphogenesis in asexual malaria infections. Experimental Parasitology. 88(3):184-93, 1998 Mar.
- Goodyer ID. Pouvelle B. Schneider TG. Trelka
DP. Taraschi TF. Characterization of macromolecular transport pathways in malaria-infected erythrocytes. Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology. 87(1):13-28, 1997 Jul.
- Taraschi, T.F., Goodyer, I.D., Pouvelle, B., Trelka, D.P., Nicholas, E., and Schneider, T. The Ins and outs of macromolecular transport in malaria-infected erythrocytes. Novartis Symposium, 1999
- Collins, K.A. and Byard, R.W. (Eds) The Pathology of Infancy and Childhood. Chapter 26: Sports-Related Injuries and Deaths with Stephen J. Cina, M.D.. Springer Reference 2014.
- Cummings, P. Trelka, D.P., and Springer, K. (Authors) Atlas of Forensic Histopathology. Cambridge University Press 2011.
- Mark Songer (Ed). Practical Applications in Forensic Science. Death Investigation Chapter. Crime Ink Publishing LLC, 2011.
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- 2011-2012: Fellow American Society for Clinical Pathology
- 2010-Present: National Association of Medical Examiners
- 2010-2014: Florida Association of Medical Examiners
- 2003-2009: American Medical Association
- 2003-2005: United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
- 2003-2007: Virginia Society of Pathology
- 2003-2007: Virginia Medical Society
“Medical Examiner Champion of the Year” 2013 Luminare Award: Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency of the University of Miami, November 8, 2013.