Dr. Michael Pollanen Biography


Chief Forensic Pathologist

Dr. Michael Sven Pollanen was appointed Chief Forensic Pathologist for Ontario in 2006. He is the founding Chair for the Forensic Pathology section of the Canadian Association of Pathologists and the founding Program Director for the forensic pathology residency at the University of Toronto. Dr. Pollanen is also an Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and an Associate Member of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Pollanen is a graduate of the University of Toronto School of Medicine and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the United Kingdom. He also received a Diploma of Medical Jurisprudence in Forensic Pathology from the Society of Apothecaries in London, United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Canada in Anatomical Pathology. He has published over 50 papers in peer-reviewed medical literature.