Jeffrey S. Johnston, MD

Jeffrey S. Johnston
    • Primary Address
    • Office
    • Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner
    • 701 West Jefferson Street
    • Phoenix, AZ, United States 85007



  • Fellowship 2006, Forensic Pathology, Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Office
  • Residency 2005, Anatomic Pathology, Medical Center at Knoxville, University of Tennessee
  • MD 2001, School of Medicine, University of Louisville


Jeff Johnston, MD, is the Chief Medical Examiner and Department Director for the Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner, a position he has held since 2013. He is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology and has been performing medical examiner duties since 2002.

The Maricopa County Office of the Medical Examiner provides statutory forensic medical death investigations for deaths under certain circumstances that occur anywhere in the county; approximately 6,000 deaths are investigated annually by the Office of the Medical Examiner.

Professional Memberships

National Association of Medical Examiners
American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Arizona Medical Association