Lou Kramer

Lou Kramer


Program Director & Assistant Professor (Clinical)


Pathologists' Assistant Program

Applied Health Sciences

Office Location

Mortuary Science Bldg., 5439 Woodward





Lou Kramer

Degrees and Certifications


  • PhD., Learning Design & Technology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 2016-present 
  • B.S., Pathologists' Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2014
  • M.A., Education, Madonna University, Livonia, MI, 2011
  • B.A., Education, Madonna University,Livonia, MI, 2005


  • 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

  • 2019 - present, AAPA Forensic Task Force lead 
  • 2016 - present, Director of the Pathologists' Assistant Program, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
  • 2018 - present, Anatomy Prosector Coordinator for Applied Health Science and Health Science Departments, Wayne State University
  • 2014 - present, Clinical Assistant Professor for the Pathologists' Assistant, Mortuary Science, 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
  • AAFS - American Academy of Forensic Sciences
  • 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

Areas of Expertise

Forensic Pathology

Surgical Pathology


Primary Research Interest

  • Forensic pathology
  • Gross pathology

Recent Publications

  Coauthor of Suicides Among Young: A 10-year (2007-2017) Retrospective Analysis of Suicides Under the Age of 18 in Metro Detroit. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 71st Annual Meeting (Feb., 2019)
 Coauthor of Multiple Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wounds: Case Series With a Review of Literature. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 67th Annual Meeting (Feb., 2015)
 Coauthor of Trends in Suicide: An 11-Year Retrospective Review From the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office With Emphasis on 0-18 Age Group. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 66th Annual Scientific Meeting (Feb., 2014)
 Coauthor of Significance of Suicide Note Incidence During Forensic Autopsies: An 11-Year Retrospective Review of Suicide Cases in Wayne and Monroe Counties, Michigan. American Academy of Forensic Sciences, 66th Annual Scientific Meeting (Feb., 2014)