Carl C. Stacy, MD


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Carl C. StacyAssistant Professor of Clinical Pathology
Chief Medical Examiner, Boone & Callaway Counties Missouri

phone: 573-474-2700
Biographical sketch

BS, Biochemistry, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

MD, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City (1980)

Additional study:
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA & Tripler Army Medical Center, HI

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

Forensic Pathology Fellowship (50% at Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office, Baltimore)

Academic appointments:
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology (PAS)

Member of the Special Oversight Panel by the Secretary of Defense

Certifications: Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Medical Licenses in Missouri and Hawaii.


  • Forensic pathology
  • Rapid toxicology
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Automobile safety
  • Education at all levels (K-12 through post-doctoral fellowships)
  • Digital slide imaging for education and remote consultation
  • Molecular pathology applications for anatomic pathology
  • Routine surgical pathology
  • Quality improvement
  • Ethics in medicine

Research description
Dr. Stacy's research and development in forensic pathology is focused on the following:

  • Dignity, respect and honor for all decedents at all times (Ethics)
  • Kind and empathic care of families
  • Independent, irrefutable and well documented scientific evidence
  • Expert service to coroners and investigators
  • Prompt feedback to health care providers
  • Supportive of coroner, investigator, community and medical education
  • Advance knowledge in forensic pathology through publication of case studies, accurate reporting and development of improved techniques.
  • Well thought out plans preparing for unusual events or cases

Representative Publications

  • ASTAR presentation for Missouri Judges (2008)
  • Stacy, C. C., Miller, H. M., and Froede, R. C., "Surface Analysis of a Musket Shot Dated Between 1645 and 1655 Found in Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland," Journal of Forensic Sciences, JFSCA, Vol. 35, No. 3, May 1990, pp.753-761.
  • Turner, J. F.; Gronbeck, G. and Stacy, C. C."Solitary Pulmonary Nodule in a Patient without Asbestos Exposure," Chest 1992: 102: pp 1267-68
  • Lawrence, S. P., Larsen, B. R. Stacy, C. C. and McNally, P. R. ; "Echoendosonographic and histologic correlation of a fibrovascular polyp of the esophagus," Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Vol. 40, No 1, 1994, pp 81-84.

Representative Graduate Medical Education and Invited Lectures

  • Participation as an intradepartmental Faculty Member for Medical Students, Graduate Students, Forensic Pathology Fellows, Pathology Residents, Emergency Medicine Residents, Surgical Residents, Internal Medicine Residents, Family Practice Residents, Urology Residents and other specialties (1989-current)
  • Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) "Telepathology" Course, 1 hour, (1997)
  • Sharp Force Injuries and Asphyxia, AFIP Basic Forensic Pathology Course; 2 hours, (1992)
  • Forensic Pathology, Alaska Physician Assistants Organization, 2 hours, (1996)
  • Pediatric Forensic Pathology, US Army Military Police Academy, Fort Wood, 3 hours, 2006
  • Cause and Manner of Death and Blast Injuries, Central Texas Trauma Symposium 1.5 hours 2006
  • Practical Applications of Pathology, Veterinary Medicine Pathology Seminars 2 hours (2007)
  • Mid-Missouri Coroner’s and Medical Examiner’s Association, 3 hours (2007)
    Investigators and Forensic Pathologists, Missouri Crime Scene Investigation Course 2 hours (2007)
  • Central Texas Organization of Counties, ½ hour (2007)
  • Introduction to Forensic Pathology, Pettis county Pachyderm Club 1 Hour (2007)
  • Lecture series in Forensic Pathology for Pathology Residents, 9 hours to date (2007)
  • Internal Medicine Resident Survival Series, Requesting Autopsies, 1 hour (2007)

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