Karen Cline-Parhamovich

Karen Cline-Parhamovich, D.O.

Associate Professor

Director of Division of Forensic Pathology

Chief Medical Examiner for the State of Tennessee


Phone: 423-439-8038

Fax: 423-439-8070


Undergraduate: Kent State University

Medical: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Athens, Ohio)


Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine- Athens, Ohio; Osteopathic rotating internship, O'Bleness Memorial Hospital

Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia (Richmond, Virginia) in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator   (OMI) in Albuquerque, New Mexico Fellowship in Forensic Pathology


Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Forensic Pathology, American Board of Pathology

Clinical Focus:

Forensic Pathology

Developing working relationships between forensic pathology and outside agencies (local health departments, law enforcement, poison control centers, organ procurement agencies)

Medical student and resident education

Forensic toxicology

Research Interest:

Postmortem recognition and documentation of infectious disease deaths.

Forensic toxicology.

Selected Publications:

 Ilyas, S, Ganote G, Lajoie D, Robertson J, Cline-Parhamovich, K, Sudden Death And Isolated Right Ventricular Noncompaction Cardiomyopathy (RV-NCCM) : Report Of Two Autopsied Adult Cases. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, in press.

Wu, C, Cline-Parhamovich, K, Recognizing Anthracycline Cardiomyopathy in Childhood Cancer Survivors, CheckSample, American Society of Clinical Pathologists (May 2010).

B.H. Chao, K. Cline-Parhamovich, J.D. Grizzard and T.J. Smith, Fatal Loeffler's Endocarditis Due to Hypereosinophilic Syndrome- American Journal of Hematology 2007 May 29;82(10):920-923.