Joshua W. Akers, MD Joins Polk County Medical Examiner
Josh was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri before going to Truman State University in Kirksville Missouri where he majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. He then went to the American University of the Caribbean on the island of St. Martin for medical school, and the University of Nebraska Medical Center for Anatomic and Clinical pathology residency. Followed by forensic pathology fellowship at the Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner in Chicago Illinois.
Josh is board certified in Anatomic, Clinical (2017) and Forensic pathology (2018). His fields of interest include Cardiovascular pathology, toxicology and wound patterns. He is excited to be joining the Polk County Medical Examiner Team!