Dr. Gerald T. Gowitt|Chief Medical Medical Examiner



Gerald T. Gowitt, M.D. received his undergraduate degree in biology from Central Connecticut State College, New Britain, Connecticut in 1970. He earned his doctor of medicine degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982. He completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology in 1986 at Emory University Affiliated Hospitals in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Gowitt then completed a fellowship in forensic pathology in 1987 with the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office in Atlanta, Georgia.

From 1985 to 1987, Dr. Gowitt served as an Associate Medical Examiner for Gwinnett County, Georgia and assumed the position of Chief Medical Examiner from 1987 to 1988. He returned to the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office in 1988 and was their Deputy Chief ME until 1996, during which he was also a consultant pathologist for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Dr. Gowitt was the director of laboratory at Georgia Regional Hospital from 1988 to 2017. He has served on the Advisory Board of the Atlanta Chapter of the National Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Foundation, Gwinnett Council on Child Abuse, Fulton County Child Fatality Review Committee, The Governor’s Advisory Board on Anatomical Gifts and is currently on the Board of Advisors of Lifelink of Georgia. Dr. Gowitt is board certified in the disciplines of forensic, anatomical and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

Dr. Gowitt has been the Chief Medical Examiner for DeKalb County since 2000. He also serves as a consulting Medical Examiner for the counties of Hall, Henry, Rockdale, and Barrow.