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DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY

 

William Z. Bligh-Glover, MD


Curriculum Vitae

LICENSURE

State of Ohio License to practice Medicine and Surgery

EDUCATION

Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland, Ohio. Forensic Pathology Fellow, 1999 - 2001.

Institute of Pathology, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, Ohio. Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, 1995 - 1999.

Case School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. MD, 1995. Emphasis on biomedical ethics, geriatrics, and the neurosciences.

Bates College, Lewiston, Maine. BS, Biology, 1990. Advanced course work in medieval history and physiological psychology.

HONORS

Best Contributions in Teaching Award, Case Western Reserve University, 2004; Scholar Collaborator for Teaching and Learning 2004-2005; First prize University Hospitals of Cleveland Psychiatry Research Day 1998; Hartford Foundation Scholar, 1991; College Club Inductee 1990; Purinton Scholar 1990; Dana Research Apprentice 1988-89

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Chairman, Content Committee on Medical Education, Office of Student Services, Medical School, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH. Standardized the tutoring and remediation efforts for the first and second year students in the School of Medicine. Established standards for recruitment of medical student, graduate student, and resident tutors, I have recruited a cadre of tutors in a variety of disciplines, and I have revised and standardized their pay structure. In 2000-2001, reduced the failure rate on the comprehensive exam by 85%, and 100% of the failing students passed the remediation examination. 2003-Present

Instructor, Department of Anatomy, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH. Taught microscopic and gross anatomy to the first and second year medical students of Case Western Reserve University. Taught elective classes. Interviewed applicants for graduate school. 2000-present

Director, Golden Lion Education Associates, Cleveland, OH. Designed and implemented programs for continuing legal education credit for local law firms. Designed and implemented programs for first responders in bioterrorism. 2003-present

Interviewer, School of Medicine Admissions Committee, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH. Interviewed applicants for medical school 2003

Deputy Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland, OH. Lecturer and autopsy prosector. 1999-2002

Pathology House Officer, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH. Taught three committees in the pre-clinical years and directly taught sophomore, junior and senior medical students in the hospital laboratories. 1995-1999.

Teaching Coordinator, Dental School, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Recruited and supervised three physician-teachers teaching general pathology to second year dental students (75 students.) 1998-1999

MEDICAL AND SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

Deputy Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Lake County Coroner's Office, Painesville, OH. Sole forensic pathologist in the Lake County Coroner's Office. This office has jurisdiction over approximately 1,800 deaths and autopsies over 100 cases per year. Accepted as an expert in Forensic Pathology by Cuyahoga, Crawford, and Geauga County Courts of Common Pleas. Have performed over 900 forensic autopsies 2002-present

Bioterrorism Consultant, Lake County Emergency Management Agency, Painesville, OH. Serves as the technical and educational advisor to the Lake County Emergency Management Agency. The EMA is the organization responsible for safeguarding Lake County from hazardous materials, bioterrorism, nuclear threats, and severe weather. Obtained, catalogued, and maintained a specialized library of materials for the emergency responders of Lake County. 2002-present.

Deputy Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland OH. Served as Deputy Coroner for Cuyahoga County, in an office that has jurisdiction over approximately 17,000 deaths and performs 1,800 autopsies a year. Particular emphasis on violent deaths. 1999-2002

Pathology House Officer, University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH. Served as Surgical Pathology, Autopsy, and Anatomic Pathology coordinator for 15 months. Made the duty schedule, coordinated the Morbidity and Mortality conference with the Department of Medicine, liaised with outside physicians to correct requisition deficiencies under CLIA'88 and was the interface between ancillary, resident, and senior staff to ensure the smooth running of the service. Revised the Anatomic Pathology Coordinator's notebook, and maintained the gross photographic archives. Performed 120 post-mortems, evaluated over 3,500 surgical specimens, 850 bone marrow biopsies, and 1,380 laboratory tests. Oversaw more than 1,800 transfusions, 2,880 blood donations and 140 therapeutic aphaeresis procedures. 1995-1999.

Prosector, Alzheimer's Disease Registry, Department of Neuropathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH. Harvested brains for Alzheimer's brain bank 1996-1999.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Deputy Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, Cleveland OH. Obtained hippocampi for metabolic studies of Alzheimer disease. Conducted research on tattoos attempting to correlate type of tattoo with cause and manner of death. Harvested post-mortem tissue for several research projects. 1999-2002

Research Scientist, Division of Biological Psychiatry, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH. Under the direction of Craig Stockmeier Ph.D. studied the distribution of the serotonin transporter in the dorsal raphe nucleus of suicides. Obtained human tissue for these studies from the Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office. This effort is part of a continuing, collaborative research enterprise looking for anatomic abnormalities in the brains of patients with depression, alcohol abuse, and schizophrenia. Our partners are in Jackson, MS and New Orleans, LA. Results have been published in Science, The Journal of Neuroscience and Brain Research. These studies funded by National Institutes of Mental Health and National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression. 1996-2002

Research Assistant, Psychiatry Division, Brecksville V.A. Medical Center, Brecksville, OH.

PERSONAL

Singer (t2). Collector of medical antiquities, Mutoscope cards, and cufflinks. Skilled with 35mm photography equipment.

References, writing samples, and portfolio available upon request.

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

Publications

Bligh-Glover WZ, Miller FP, Balraj EK. Two Cases of Suicidal Electrocution American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology September, 2004

Perry G, Nunomura A, Raina AK, Aliev G, Siedlak SL, Harris PL, Casadesus G, Petersen RB, Bligh-Glover W, Balraj E, Petot GJ, Smith MA. A Metabolic Basis for Alzheimer Disease Neurochem Res. October, 2003

Bligh-Glover W, Kolli T, Friedman L, Shapiro-Kulnane L, Dilley GE, Balraj E, Rajkowska G and Stockmeier, C. Subregional Distribution of Serotonin Transporters in the Midbrain of Suicide Victims with Major Depression. Biological Psychiatry 47: 1015-1024, May 2000.

Educational Presentations

The Sam Sheppard Case, New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences, August 2005

Lemierre's Syndrome, New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences, August 2005

Forensic Aspects of Ethanol, University Hospitals Psychiatry Residents, April 2005

Forensic and Psychiatric Aspects of Body Modification, Primary Care Interest Group, Case Western Reserve University Medical School March, 2005

Forensic and Psychiatric Aspects of Body Modification, University Hospitals Psychiatry Residents, March 2005

Cause and Manner of Death, Primary Care Grand Rounds, Case Western Reserve University Medical School, January 2005

Dead Man Talking, Cleveland Museum of Natural History Explorer Lecture, December 2004

One in a Million Shot New England Academy of Forensic Sciences, August, 2004

Forensic and Psychiatric Aspects of Body Modification, University Hospitals Psychiatry Residents, April 2004

Forensic Aspects of Body Modification, Anatomy Department Seminar, Case Western Reserve University, February 2004

Introduction to the Coroner's Office, Wickliffe Public Library, October 2003

Introduction to the Coroner's Office, Lake County Rotary, July 2003

Forensic Aspects of Tattooing, New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences, August 2003

Alcoholic Neuropathology, University Hospitals Psychiatry Residents, March, 2003

Forensic Aspects of Body Modification, New England Seminar in Forensic Sciences, August 2002

Introduction to the Coroner's Office, Reminger and Reminger LLP, July 2002

Introduction to the Coroner's Office, Wooster College Chemistry Department, March 2002

An Introduction to Firearms, University Hospitals Pathology Residents, March 2002

Alcohol and Trauma, MetroHealth Medical Center Trauma Department, March 2002

Sharp Force Trauma, University Hospitals Pathology Residents, February 2002

Alcohol and Trauma, Hillcrest Hospital Trauma Department, November 2001

Unusual Projectiles, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office September 2001

Pathology and Life, CWRU Prematriculation Students, August 2001

Burns and Explosions, University Hospitals Pathology Residents, June 2001

Forensic Aspects of Tattooing, University Hospitals Dermatology Residents, April 2001

Two Cases of Suicidal Electrocution, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, March 2001

Alcoholic Neuropathology, University Hospitals Psychiatry Residents, February 2001

Forensic Aspects of Tattooing, Cleveland Society of Histologists, December 2000

Forensic Aspects of Tattooing, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, December 2000

Blood Lipid Profiles & Risk of Coronary Artery Disease Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, October 2000

Pathology and Life, CWRU Prematriculation Students, August 2000

Hanging, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office, June 2000

Dead Man Talking, Rowfant Club Lecture, March 2005

Research Presentations

Sayers B, Lazebnik R, Bligh-Glover WZ. Bird Watching Techniques Improve Medical Student Pattern Recognition in Histology and Histopathology. Poster presented at the Association of Medical Educators in Europe meeting, Amsterdam September 2005

Sayers B, Lazebnik R, Bligh-Glover WZ. Bird Watching Techniques Improve Medical Student Pattern Recognition in Histology and Histopathology. Poster presented at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Educational Retreat February 2005

Rhode, DE, Bligh-Glover WZ, Rizzo S, Englehart, DA, Jenkins AJ, Suicide by Acute Cyanide Ingestion in a 40 Year Old Male. Poster presented at the American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting, New Orleans LA, February 2005

Bligh-Glover WZ et al. Subregional Distribution of Serotonin Transporters in the Midbrain of Suicide Victims with Major Depression. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, Los Angeles, CA 1998.

Bligh-Glover WZ, Jaskiw GE Withdrawal Supersensitivity to Apomorphine: A Comparison of Clozapine and Low Doses of Haloperidol, Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA 1995.

Jaskiw GE, Bligh-Glover WZ, Ubogi D, Meltzer, HY 5HT-2 Receptor Antagonists Can Attenuate Submaximal Haloperidol-Induced Catalepsy In Rats Poster presented at the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Hot Springs, VA April, 1995.

Bligh-Glover WZ, Lowy MT, Further Investigations in Pharmacological Regulation of Spectrin Proteolysis in the Hippocampus: Implications in Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type, Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA 1993.

Lowy MT, Bligh-Glover WZ, Pharmacological Regulation of Spectrin Proteolysis in the Hippocampus: Implications in Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer's Type, Poster presented at the American Geriatrics Society Annual Meeting, Washington D.C. 1992.

Synergistic Corrosion Fatigue of Fine Wires Used for Neuro-Stimulating Electrodes, Bates- Bowdoin-Colby Research Conference, Brunswick, ME May, 1988.

Departmental Materials

Coroner's Corner A monthly contribution to the Department of Pathology Newsletter 2002-2003

Educational Materials

Perinatal Anoxia A continuing education teaching case distributed by the College of American Pathologists', Northfield, IL, Neuropathology Committee in 1999.

Purulent Meningitis A continuing education teaching case distributed by the College of American Pathologists', Northfield, IL, Neuropathology Committee in 1999.

Alexander Disease A continuing education teaching case distributed by the College of American Pathologists', Northfield, IL, Neuropathology Committee in 1999.

Manuals and Reports

Transfusion Medicine, A Resident's Manual A handbook for resident physicians running the transfusion medicine service of University Hospitals of Cleveland. Cleveland, OH 1997

Alzheimer's Disease Registry Prosector's Manual A handbook for prosectors for the Alzheimer's Disease Brain Bank. Department of Neuropathology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH 1998.

Works in Progress

Saben the Woodfitter A Maine fisherman takes his last voyage and retires. With Pamela Bligh Glover, illustrator

One In A Million Shot A case report of a BB gun fatality and a literature review of non-powder firearms

Colchicine Poisoning A case report of a suicidal colchicine overdose and review of the literature, with Doug Rhode, Lake County Crime Laboratory Toxicologist

Lemierre's Syndrome A case report and review of the literature of supperative jugular thrombophelbitis