Steven F. Dunton MD received his undergraduate degree in biology from Emory University in 1978, followed by his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1982. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma in 1985, followed by a year of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology fellowship at Emory University in 1985-86. He then completed three years of Anatomic Pathology residency at Emory University, followed by a year of Forensic Pathology fellowship at the Fulton County Medical Examiner in 1989-90. He is board-certified in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology, as well as in Pediatrics.
Dr. Dunton has previously served on the medical examiner staffs of Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Cobb Counties in Georgia, as well as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation State Crime Laboratory. He most recently served as Medical Director for the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, acting as supervisor for all other medical examiners in the department. He previously served Erie County, New York as Deputy Chief Medical Examiner prior to his permanent return to the South in 2011. In addition to his work as a medical examiner, he has served as a child abuse consultant for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
In addition to his medical education, Dr. Dunton has attended both the Candler School of Theology at Emory University and Asbury Theological Seminary, and has served as pastor for United Methodist congregations in both Georgia and Alabama. He maintains an ongoing pursuit of multifaith theological and religious studies, with a particular interest in literary interpretation of Judeo-Christian scriptures.