Chief Medical Examiner and Coroner
Laura D. Knight, M.D.
Dr. Laura Knight is a board-certified forensic pathologist, and is the Chief Medical Examiner and Coroner at the Washoe County Regional Medical Examiner’s Office in Reno, NV, serving 19 counties in Nevada and California. Dr. Knight holds dual appointments at the rank of Associate Professor in the departments of Pathology and Pediatrics at the University of Nevada-Reno School of Medicine. She earned her M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed a fellowship in forensic pathology at the Office of the Medical Investigator at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Knight has published numerous journal articles, book chapters, and educational modules on widely ranging topics in forensic pathology and pediatric forensic pathology. She is a member of the editorial board of the medical journal Academic Forensic Pathology, and serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Medical Examiners. Dr. Knight provides expert testimony and consultations in legal matters involving forensic pathology, and has testified in courts nearly 100 times during her career.