Our work will improve health, safety and justice in New Mexico

As a nationally accredited program with strong educational component in The University of New Mexico School of Medicine, the Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI) in Albuquerque investigates any death occurring in New Mexico that is sudden, violent, untimely, unexpected or where a person is found dead and the cause of death is unknown. The OMI, which is a special program within the Department of Pathology, determines the cause and manner of death in these cases, and provides formal death certification.


OMI Education, Employment & FAQs

The Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI) trains and employs the best and brightest in forensics, neuropathology and medical examination—investigating deaths to serve the living.
  • 60,000 Square Feet in our State-of-the-Art Facility
  • 8 Grant-funded Research Programs
  • 7 Education and Training Programs
  • 2 Accreditations—NAME and CAP
  • CFI In-house CT and MRI Scanners for post-mortem imaging evaluations

Request OMI Records

Government, legal and family representatives may request investigative, post-mortem exam and toxicology reports.

"Lobo Living Room" Features OMI

Get a glimpse of what it's like to be an OMI investigator at our state-of-the-art forensics and anthropology facility in Albuquerque.

News & Information

Scans of skull.

News & Information

University of New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator (OMI), establishing a database for deceased people has been featured in Science Node.

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ECHO Logo.

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OMI Project ECHO- The New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator is taking the Project ECHO model and utilizing it in the field of medicolegal death investigation.

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OMI providing data to Johns Hopkins to help find treatment for COVID-19

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Office of the Medical Investigator

Contact OMI
Phone: 505-272-3053
Fax: 505-925-0546
General e-mail: hsc-omi-feedback@salud.unm.edu

Records requests

Request for witness testimony

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Media Relations
Alex Sanchez, PIO
HSC Newsroom

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