Lauren Dvorscak, MD

Biography

Dr. Dvorscak received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Northwest and her medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed a pathology residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and a fellowship in forensic pathology at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator.

Dr. Dvorscak is board certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic Pathology. She is a member of multiple professional organizations including NAME (National Association of Medical Examiners) and AAFS (American Academy of Forensic Sciences). Her research interests include sudden, unexplained infant death. She is the Associate Program Director of the UNM Department of Pathology Residency Program.

Areas of Specialty

  • Death scene investigation and clandestine burial recovery
  • Sudden, unexpected infant death

Education

Fellowship:
Forensic Pathology
Office of the Medical Investigator, State of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM
2015-2016

Residency:
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Albuquerque, NM
2011-2015

Medical School:
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
2011

Board Certifications:
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
American Board of Pathology

Undergrad: Indiana University-Northwest

Med School: Indiana University School of Medicine

Key Publications

  • Pindyck T, Dvorscak L, Allen S, Hart B, Palestine M, Gallant J, and SantaCruz, K. Fatal Granulomatous Amebic Encephalitis due to Balamuthia mandrillaris in New Mexico: A case report. Open Forum Infectious Diseases. 2014 July; 1(2):1-3.
  • Dvorscak L and Czuchlewski, D. Successful triage of suspected Hantavirus infections: a decade of experience in an endemic region. Am J Clin Path. 2014 Aug; 142:196-201.
  • Hattab EM, Dvorscak LE, Boaz JC, Douglas AC, Ulbright TM. Parasagittal Cranial Fasciitis Following Infratemporal Fossa Rhabdomyosarcoma. Neuropathology. 2014 Jun; 34(3):291-4.
  • Dvorscak L, Pritchard A, and Koenig S. Association of HLA class I single antigen bead assay with T cell flow crossmatch reactivity: the effect of antibodies against split antigen products and allelic variants. Human Immunology. Vol 73, Supplement, ASHI 2012 Puerto Rico Abstracts Issue. P 60.