Cyril H. Wecht received his M.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. Degree from the University of Maryland.
He is certified by the American Board of Pathology, the American Board of Disaster Medicine, and the American Board of Legal Medicine.
Dr. Wecht is actively involved as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer, and was the elected Coroner of Allegheny County for 20 years. He has performed approximately 20,000 autopsies, and reviewed or been consulted on approximately 40,000 additional post-mortem examinations, including cases in several foreign countries.
Dr. Wecht holds several professional faculty positions at the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne and Carlow Universities. He is the author or co-author of more than 620 professional publications, and editor or co-editor of 46 books.
Dr. Wecht has appeared as a frequent guest on numerous national TV and radio shows, discussing famous cases, many of which are discussed in his books, Cause of Death, Grave Secrets, Who Killed JonBenet Ramsey?, Mortal Evidence, Tales from the Morgue, From Crime Scene to Courtroom, A Question of Murder, and Final Exams.