Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office
Christopher Young, MD
Chief Medical Examiner
Dr. Young became the Ventura County Chief Medical Examiner in July of 2017. His undergraduate training was at Pepperdine University where he graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in biology. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His postgraduate training in anatomic and clinical pathology took place at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He trained in forensic pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He served as a forensic pathologist at the Oregon State Medical Examiner’s Office for thirteen years where he served on the Clackamas County Child Fatality Review Team. As a Clinical Assistant Professor in pathology at Oregon Health and Science University, he instructed physician residents and medical students. He maintains board certification through the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology and is licensed to practice medicine in California. Throughout his practice of forensic pathology, Dr. Young has provided forensic training for detectives and medicolegal death investigators.
Othon Mena, MD
Assistant Chief Medical Examiner