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Dr. Masahiko "Mike" Kobayashi is a Forensic Pathologist and the Deputy Medical Examiner for the City and County of Honolulu.  He joined the Department of the Medical Examiner in 2012.
 
Dr. Kobayashi received his medical degree from the University of Tokyo in Tokyo, Japan.  During his practice of forensic medicine at the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Examiner's Office, he also earned a Ph.D. degree in medical science from the University of Tokyo for his research in the field of forensic pathology.  He completed residency in Anatomic Pathology at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Indiana, and fellowship in Forensic Pathology at the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office, San Antonio, Texas.  He is certified in Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and has a Hawaii medical license.  He has a professional affiliation with the Department of Pathology, John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii as an Assistant Clinical Professor.
 
Dr. Kobayashi is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, College of American Pathologists, Hawaii Society of Pathologists, and Society for Cardiovascular Pathology.  He has a number of professional publications.

 

Dr. Kanthi De Alwis is a Forensic Pathologist who retired in 2009 as the Chief Medical Examiner of the City and County of Honolulu.  She joined the Department of the Medical Examiner (MED) in 1985 and performed thousands of forensic autopsies during her career.
 
Dr. De Alwis received her medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  She completed an Obstetrics/Gynecology and Internal Medicine internship at the General Hospital in Sri Lanka.  She also completed an Anatomic/Clinical Pathology Integrated Pathology Residency Program at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine.  Dr. De Alwis is board certified in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology and is a licensed physician for the State of Hawaii.  She has had professional appointments as Associate Clinical Professor for the Department of Pathology at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and is a national consultant in Forensic Pathology.
 
Dr. De Alwis is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and the Hawaii Society of Pathologists.
 
 
Dr. William W. Goodhue, Jr. PhotoDr. William W. ("Bill") Goodhue, Jr. is a Forensic Pathologist who retired in 2011 as the Acting Chief Medical Examiner for the City and County of Honolulu.  Dr. Goodhue joined the Department of the Medical Examiner (MED) in 2001 after completing a 26 year active duty career as a Pathologist in the United States Army from which he retired a Colonel.
 
Dr. Goodhue received his medical degree from Cornell University following his undergraduate education at Georgetown University.  He completed an internship and residency in Anatomic Pathology at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, a Pediatric Pathology Fellowship at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and a Clinical Pathology Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center.  He is certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and has a Hawaii medical license.  His professional affiliation with the John A. Burns School of Medicine is as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology.
 
Dr. Goodhue is a member of the National Association of Medical Examiners, the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the College of American Pathologists, the American Medical Association, and the Hawaii Medical Association.  He has a number of professional publications in his field.
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, January 09, 2013