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Reade A. Quinton, M.D.

  1. Forensic Pathologist


  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Dr. Quinton is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He is also a board-certified forensic pathologist and a medical examiner for the Southern Minnesota Regional Medical Examiner's Office. Prior to 2019, he was the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner and Director of Forensic Pathology fellowship training program for the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Quinton has published and lectured extensively in the field of forensic pathology, with a focus on child fatality and forensic pathology education. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and Chair of the NAME Educational Activities Committee.

  • Pathology education
  • Sudden unexplained infant death
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Placental pathology
  1. 2005
    Fellowship - Forensic PathologySouthwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences
  2. 2004
    Fellowship - NeuropathologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  3. 2003
    Residency - Anatomic and Clinical PathologyUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  4. 1999
    MDLouisiana State University School of Medicine
  5. 1995
    BS - BiochemistryUniversity of Southern Mississippi College of Science and Technology


  1. 2005
    Forensic PathologyAmerican Board of Pathology
  2. 2004
    Anatomic & Clinical PathologyAmerican Board of Pathology

Awards and honors

  1. 2021
    Randy Lee Hanzlick, MD Persistence AwardNational Association of Medical Examiners
  2. 2021
    2021 Anatomic Pathology Teacher of the YearMayo Fellows Association, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  3. 2013
    Lt. Bill Walsh Service AwardDallas Children's Advocacy Center
  4. 2011
    Outstanding Teacher AwardUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  5. 2009
    Outstanding Teacher AwardUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  6. 2004
    Best Resident Paper: Honorable MentionAmerican Academy of Forensic Sciences
  7. 2003
    Outstanding Resident Teacher AwardUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical School
  8. 2003
    Best Resident Poster AwardNational Association of Medical Examiners
  9. 2002
    Informatics AwardCollege of American Pathologists
  10. 1999
    Russell L. Holman Memorial AwardLouisiana Pathology Society

Professional memberships

  1. 2024 - 2025
    Vice President-ElectNational Association of Medical Examiners
  2. 2023 - present
    Member, Ad Hoc Committee for Website EvaluationNational Association of Medical Examiners
  3. 2023 - present
    MememberPublic Health Disaster Response Advisory Group
  4. 2023 - present
    Board of TrusteesNAME Foundation
  5. 2022 - present
    Member, Forensic Pathology SubcommitteeCollege of American Pathologists
  6. 2021 - 2022
    Elected member, Executive BoardNational Association of Medical Examiners
  7. 2020 - present
    Chair/LeadTissue Request Acquisition Group
  8. 2020 - present
    Active MemberAnatomic Pathology Research Proposal Review Working Group
  9. 2020 - present
    Chair - Educational Activities CommitteeNational Association of Medical Examiners
  10. 2020 - present
    MemberMayo Hospital Incident Command System, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  11. 2019 - present
    Committee member, Scientific Presentation AwardsNational Association of Medical Examiners
  12. 2018 - present
    Workgroup MemberACGME, Forensic Pathology Milestones Working Group
  13. 2017 - 2022
    Board of DirectorsNational Association of Medical Examiners