Vincent Di Maio

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Dr. Vincent J. M. Di Maio
Nationality United States

Dr. Vincent J. M. Di Maio is an American pathologist and an expert on the subject of gunshot wounds. He is originally from Brooklyn.[1] Di Maio is a board-certified anatomic, clinical and forensic pathologist, and a private forensic pathology consultant.[2] He attended St. John's University and the State University of New York (SUNY), and received postgraduate training at Duke University, SUNY, and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner of Maryland.[3]

Di Maio is a veteran of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and served as chief medical examiner of San Antonio, Texas until 2006, when he retired; Di Maio has more than 40 years of experience as a forensic pathologist.[3][4][5][6] He is the editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, and has been a professor of the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.[3] Di Maio is a fellow of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) and the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and in 2011 he was appointed to the Texas Forensic Science Commission by Governor Rick Perry.[2][7]

Di Maio has authored or co-authored four books and numerous articles related to forensic pathology, and has won several awards for his work, including the Outstanding Service Award from the National Association of Medical Examiners.[3] Di Maio has given expert testimony in a number of high-profile trials, including the George Zimmerman murder trial[8] and has provided his expert opinion on the death of Vincent Van Gogh.[9]


  • Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques (1992) (2e: 1999)
  • Forensic Pathology (1992) (2e: 2001)
  • Handbook of Forensic Pathology (1998) (2e: 2007)
  • Excited Delirium Syndrome: Cause of Death and Prevention (2005)
  • Morgue: A Life in Death (2016)

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  1. ^ "Morgue A Life in Death". Macmillan Publishers. Retrieved April 13, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Gov. Perry Appoints Four to Texas Forensic Science Commission". Office of the Governor Rick Perry. October 31, 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d Parnell, W. Tracy (2001). "My Interview With Dr. Vincent J.M. Di Maio". Marquette University. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  4. ^ "Interviews - Dr. Vincent DiMaio". Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). June 20, 2010. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  5. ^ Ramsland, Katherine. "Ambiguous Evidence: Suicide or Murder?". truTV. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  6. ^ McCarthy, Brendan; Maggi, Laura (July 14, 2011). "Danziger Bridge shooting victim killed by shotgun blast to back of the head, shot several other times, pathologist says". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  7. ^ Moravec, Eva Ruth (November 1, 2011). "DiMaio named to Texas Forensic Science Commission". mySanAntonio. Retrieved November 20, 2011.
  8. ^ Kapitan, Craig (July 9, 2013). "Bexar's Di Maio: Evidence backs Zimmerman". mySanAntonio. Retrieved August 7, 2013.
  9. ^ Gregory White Smith; Steven Naifeh (November 7, 2014). "NCIS: Provence: The Van Gogh Mystery". Vanity Fair. Retrieved March 10, 2018.

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