The Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data:

Full Name:   Scott Arnold Luzi

Title:  Consultant and Manager, Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic Pathology Services

Practice address:  4148 Vista Bonita  Escondido, CA 92025 (mailing)  427 E. Main  Lowell, MI 49331

Practice Telephone:  616-987-6380  Practice e-mail:


Undergraduate:  Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI  B.S., Physiology / Lyman Briggs School (Honors), 1990

Medical School:  Michigan State University – College of Human Medicine, East Lansing, MI, M.D., 1994

Professional Training and Experience:

Internship:  Michigan State University/Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI, Transitional, 1994 – 1995

Residency:  National Capital Consortium (National Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology)  Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1998 – 2002

Fellowship:  Armed Forces Institute of Pathology  Forensic Pathology, 2004 – 2005

Work History:

Private Practice:  Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic Pathology Services, June 2011 to present

Active Duty, United States Navy:

1. Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, July 2015 to September 2016, retired October 2016

2. Naval Medical Center San Diego, July 2010 to July 2015

3. U. S. Naval Hospital, Okinawa, June 2008 to June 2010

4. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner, October 2005 to June 2008

5.  United States Naval Hospital – Guam, July 2002 to August 2004

6.  2D Marine Division, MarForLant, Camp Lejeune, NC, July 1995 – June 1998


Current State License:  North Carolina, Florida, Michigan, California

Board Certification:

1.  Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, June 2002

2.  Forensic Pathology, September 2005

Professional Societies:

1.  College of American Pathologists, 1998 to current

2.  Catholic Medical Association, 1999 to current

3.  National Association of Medical Examiners, 2005 to current

4.  American Society of Clinical Pathology, 1998 to 2008

Academic Appointments:

1.  Teaching Assistant; Michigan State University / Lyman Briggs School, Department of Physics; 1988-1990

2.  Graduate Assistant; Michigan State University/College of Human Medicine, Department of Anatomy; 1991-1992

3.  Graduate Assistant; Michigan State University/College of Human Medicine,  Department of Family Medicine; 1993-1994

4. Visiting Teaching Assistant; Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Department of Pathology; 2001

5.  Adjunct Professor, Coordinator – Forensic Pathology Course; George Washington University Program in Forensic Sciences; 2005 to 2008

6.  Associate Program Director, Forensic Pathology Fellowship; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Office of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner; 2005 to 2008

7.  Guest Lecturer; Georgetown University Medical School, Department of Pathology; 2006 to 2008

8. Guest Lecturer; National Capital Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency; 2006 to 2007

9. Guest Lecturer; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Forensic Odontology Course; 2006 and 2007

10. Guest Lecturer; Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Anatomic Pathology Review Course; 2007

11. Program Director; Naval Medical Center San Diego, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency; 2010 to 2013

12. Assistant Professor; Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Department of Pathology; 2011 to current

Research and Publications:

1. Morbid Obesity and Sudden Death; 1993;  Medical Student; Unpublished

2. A Teenage Male with Mental Aberrations (A Unique Presentation of Subependymal Giant Cell Astrocytoma); May 2000; Resident; California Tumor Tissue Registry – Case of the Month, Loma Linda University

3. The Sensitivity and Specificity of Surface Control Injuries; October 2005; Fellow; American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, June 2007 (Volume 28, Number 2)

4. Virtual Autopsy Findings in Sand Aspiration Drowning with Autopsy Correlation; Staff Pathologist; American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology (accepted, yet to be published)

5.  The Global War on Terrorism; October 2006; Staff Pathologist; Presentation, National Association of Medical Examiners (2006 Annual Meeting)

6.  Suicidal Hanging with Features of Judicial Hanging:  Case Report and Review of the Literature; October 2007; Staff Pathologist; Presentation, National Association of Medical Examiners (2008 Annual Meeting; abstract cited in American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, March 2009)

7.  Aircraft Mishap Investigation with Radiologic Assisted Autopsy:  Helicopter Crash with Control Injury; April 2009; Staff Pathologist; Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, April 2009 (Volume 80, Number 4)

8. Medical Examiner’s Independence is Vital for the Health of the American Legal System; Spring 2012; Private Pathologist; Academic Forensic Pathology (March 2013)

9. Sudden Cardiac Death Associated with Methylone Use, Summer 2012; Staff Pathologist; Presentation, American Society of Clinical Pathologists (October 2012)

10.  Sudden Cardiac Death Associated with Methylone Use; Staff Pathologist; American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology March 2013 (Volume 34, Number 1)

11.  Postmortem MDCT Imaging in Suicide Cases:  A Review of Mechanism-specific and Normal CT Findings; Staff Pathologist; Radiologic Society of North America Annual Meeting, December 2013