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Staff Information

Rebecca MacDougall, M.D. - Chief Medical Examiner

Broward County Office of M​​edical Examiner and Trauma Services

Dr. Rebecca MacDougall took over as Broward County's Chief Medical Examiner in July 2021. Born in Canada and raised in Texas, Dr. MacDougall received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Texas and earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

She completed a four-year residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Texas Tech University Health Science Center in Lubbock, Texas and then completed a one-year Forensic Pathology Fellowship at Broward County's Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services. Upon completion of her fellowship, she remained in South Florida working as an Associate Medical Examiner and the Director of Medical Education until she became Chief Medical Examiner.

Dr. MacDougall holds board certifications in Forensic and Anatomic Pathology. Throughout her 11-year career in forensic pathology, Dr. MacDougall focused her passion for mentoring and educating physicians as the Director of Medical Education of the forensic pathology fellowship program as well as training EMS students, medical students, nurses, attorneys and law enforcement officers in Forensic Pathology and Medicolegal Death Investigation. She serves as an active member of the Child Fatality Review Team, Opioid Fatality Review Team and Trauma Services in Broward County.

As Broward County's Chief Medical Examiner, Dr. MacDougall is committed to expanding her service to the community by developing additional outreach and educational opportunities through the Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services. ​



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Stephen L. Robinson, M.D. ​- Deputy Chief Medical Examiner

Broward County Office of Medical Examiner and Trauma Services

After graduating from Newtown H.S. in Queens NY, Dr. Robinson went on to complete his undergraduate work at Syracuse University in 1980. 

Although originally commissioned in the U.S. Navy Medical Corps in 1980, he attended the College of Medicine at Howard University earning his medical degree in 1984 followed by an inte​rnship in Internal Medicine at Providence Hospital in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Robinson started active service as a general medical officer in 1985. After four years of service, he reported to the Naval Hospital, Oakland CA for residency training in Pathology. Following completion in 1993, he reported to Naval Hospital, Naples Italy for his first tour as a Pathologist. Follow-on tours included the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) where he completed fellowship training in Forensic Pathology, Naval Medical Center San Diego, Naval Hospital Okinawa, and the Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner (OAFME) at the AFIP. 

During his second tour with the OAFME, Dr. Robinson served as the assistant Armed Forces Medical Examiner (2006-2012) and the acting Director of the OAFME (JUN-OCT 2012). Dr. Robinson continued service as a Deputy Medical Examiner until his retirement in July 2015, completing 30 years of Naval service. 

Shortly after retirement, he began the position of Associate Medical Examiner with the Broward County Medical Examiner and Trauma Services. 

In 2016, Dr. Robinson accepted the position of Deputy Chief Medical Examiner.​​