Thomas James Sozio D.O.

Dr. Thomas J. Sozio
Board Certified Forensic Pathologist
Central Indiana Forensic Associates, LLC.
11650 Olio Road, Suite 1000-125
Fishers, IN 46037
Cell phone 317-985-3312
Office number 317-327-4794
tsozio@indy.gov
pathdrsozio@hotmail.com

Employment

  • January 2015 Forensic Pathologist and owner of Central Indiana Forensic Associates, LLC.

  • 2009-present Staff Forensic Pathologist at the Marion County Coroner’s Office
    Employed by Biblical Dogs, Inc. dba, J & M Forensic Consulting
    Perform postmortem examination and testify in legal proceedings regarding case work and teaching Pathology Residents, Transitional Residents, Forensic Pathology Fellows, and Medical Students

  • 2011-present Perform postmortem examination for Boone, Hamilton, Johnson, Howard, Shelby, Madison, and Hancock County Coroner’s Offices

  • 5/2014-present Laboratory Medical Director at Indiana Organ Procurement Organization (IOPO)

  • 2/2015-present Instructor on Forensic Pathology for Indiana State Training Coroner’s Board at biannual training course given to all deputy coroners in State of Indiana

  • 2008-2009 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Marion County Coroners Office
    Allopathic Fellowship in Forensic Pathology
    Graduated in June of 2009

  • 2004-2008 University of Louisville
    Allopathic Pathology Residency (Anatomic/Clinical)
    Graduated in June 2008


Board Certification/Medical State License

  • May 2008-present Osteopathic Physician State Medical License for state of Indiana (# 02003355A)

  • Nov. 2010-present Received Board Certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology

  • January 2012 Received Board Certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology in Forensic Pathology


Publications

  • August 2009 Sudden Unexplained Death from a Ruptured Giant Basilar Artery Aneurysm, Published through American Society of Clinical Pathology Checksample Series, Forensic Pathology, Vol. 51, No. 7, ISSN 1056-5922, August 2009


Education

  • 2008-present Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
    Marion County Coroner’s Office
    Fellowship in Forensic Pathology
    Graduated in June of 2009

  • 2004-2008 University of Louisville
    Pathology Residency (Anatomic/Clinical)
    Graduated in June 2008

  • 2000-2004 Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine D.O.

  • 1996-1999 Baylor University
    B.A. in Biology with pre-medical emphasis


Research/Activities

  • 1997 Internship at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital in Waco, Texas. Worked with hospital chaplain to interact with patients and families during times of crisis.

  • 1997-1999 Volunteer at Hillcrest Baptist Hospital in Waco, Texas.

  • 1999-2000 Research Assistant at University of Texas Southwestern
    Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
    Supervisor: Gerald Marks PhD.
    Assisted in brain surgery on rats to define REM sleep cycles.

  • 2000 Emergency Medical Technician training at Tarrant County
    College in Fort Worth, Texas.

  • 2001 Summer Internship with the Department of Anatomy/Pathology at Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Performed Pro-sections on human cadavers and created a computer program to support freshman dissections.

  • 2004-2006 Speaker at Autopsy Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. A monthly conference that highlights the hospital course and autopsy findings in different cases.

  • 2006 Online Lecture Series for Medical Students. “Pulmonary Pathology”

  • 2004- present Member of the College of American Pathologists

  • 2007 Oral Presentation at the 6th Annual Anatomic Pathology Symposium in Louisville, Kentucky. “Sinonasal Undifferentiated Carcinoma: Case Presentation”

  • 2008 Sozio TJ, Purcell P, Stewart DM. Sudden Unexplained Death from a Ruptured Giant Basilar Artery Aneurysm. American Society of Clinical Pathology Check Sample. In press.

  • 2008,2013 Joined National Association of Medical Examiners and attended the annual meeting in Louisville, Kentucky and Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • 2008 Attended one week course on overview of Forensic Science at the National Forensic Science Technology Center in Largo, Florida

  • 2008-present Attended workshop in toxicology, scene investigation, mass fatality training, and crime lab work during Forensic Pathology Fellowship and employment

  • 2008-present Instructed medical students, pathology residents, a forensic pathology fellow, and deputy coroners in basic forensic pathology

  • 2009-present Attended the Indiana State Coroner’s Convention

  • 2008-present Attended monthly child fatality review conference at Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana

  • 2010,2013 Attended a one day mock drill in Mass Fataility Training

  • 2010 Attended 4 day review class for anatomic pathology at American Society of Clinical Pathology Resident Review Course in Chicago, Illinois

  • 2011-present Director of Forensic Pathology Elective Month for IU school of Medicine

  • 2012 Attended 5 day conference on Medicolegal Death Investigation at St. Louis School of Medicine

  • 2013 Guest lecturer at Indiana State Nurse Symposium with review of Postmortem Forensic Findings

  • 2013 Attended Indiana State Child Fatality Symposium

  • 2013 Guest Lecturer at Ben Davis High School on topic of Forensic Pathology

  • 2014 Presented abstract: Using Postmortem Drug Levels as a Tool in Distinguishing between Non-Accidental and Accidental Fatal Drug Ingestions at NAME annual meeting


Other Qualifications

  • Medicolegal Autopsies: more than 2000 complete postmortem examinations performed personally

  • Testimony experience: provided sworn testimony in more than 110 homicide and medicolegal cases in multiple counties within the State of Indiana


Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • American Society for Clinical Pathology, Fellow (since 2004)

  • College of American Pathologist (since 2004)

  • National Association of Medical Examiners, Fellow (since 2008)

  • Marion County Child Fatality Review Team, member (since 2008)


Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor for department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana (Since 2011)


Honors

  • 1996-1997 Transport Workers Union Scholarship

  • 1997-1999 Dean’s List. Baylor University

  • 1998-1999 Alpha Epsilon Delta Membership. A pre-medical honors society.

  • 1999-present Golden Key Honors Society.

  • 2003 Grant from Texas Statewide Preceptorship Program. Awarded a grant towards completing a summer internship in Family Medicine.


Personal

  • Hobbies include deep sea fishing, chess, watching sports, and spending time with my wife, daughter, and sons.