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Staff Information

Craig Mallak, J.D., M.D. - Chief Medical Examiner

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

​​Dr. Craig Mallak joined Broward County in July 2012, after a long and distinguished career in the U.S. military. He holds a degree in criminalistics from Michigan State University and degrees in law and medicine from Creighton University. He is board-certified in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology.

Dr. Mallak completed his internship at Naval Hospital in Oakland, California in 1990, and served as General Medical Officer with the U.S. Marines 3rd Force Service Support Group in Okinawa, Japan, and at Cubi Point in the Philippines. He completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology while on active duty at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and completed a forensic pathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC in 1997. He also holds privileges as a practicing attorney in Nebraska.

Dr. Mallak served as Regional Armed Forces Medical Examiner at Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan, where he was responsible for death investigations in the Pacific arena, and assisted with war crimes investigations in Kosovo. He was then assigned to Naval Personnel Command, where he mentored Navy physicians serving in the U.S. and around the world.

From 2002 through 2012, he was the U.S. Armed Forces Medical Examiner and assisted in such high-profile investigations as the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, US casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, and terrorist deaths including Saddam Hussein and his sons. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, his office provided DNA expertise to assist with the identification of storm victims.

Dr. Mallak serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Medical Examiners, on the College of American Pathologists Forensic Pathology Committee, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.

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.​