Veralucia Mendes-Kramer

Veralucia Mendes-Kramer


Program Director & Assistant Professor (Clinical)


Pathologists' Assistant

Office Location

Mortuary Science Bldg., 5439 Woodward




Veralucia Mendes-Kramer

Degrees and Certifications


  • B.A., Education, Madonna University, Livonia, MI, 2005
  • B.S., Pathologists' Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2014
  • M.A., Education, Madonna University, Livonia, MI, 2011


  • Certified Pathologists' Assistant by the American Board of Registry, American Society for Clinical Pathology, 2015
  • Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission, 2010
  • Certified teacher of Spanish and English Secondary Education by the State of Michigan, 2006

Positions and Employment

  • 2014 - present, Clinical Assistant Professor for the Pathologists' Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Nurse Anesthetist Programs, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • 2014 - 2015 - Medical Examiner Investigator / Forensic PA, Washtenaw County, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

Awards and Honors

  • Ernest I. Nolan Award in Recognition for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts, 2005

Professional Memberships

  • AAPA - American Association of Pathologists' Assistants
  • ASCP - American Society for Clinical Pathology
  • HAPS - Human Anatomy & Physiology Society
  • MIMORT - Michigan Mortuary Response Team
  • MAME - Michigan Association of Medical Examiners
  • TESOL - Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Primary Research Interest

  • Forensic pathology