Lou Kramer

Lou Kramer

Director, Clinical Coordinator, Assistant Professor (Clinical)

Office Location

Mortuary Science Bldg., 5439 Woodward






Pathologists' Assistant Program, Applied Health Sciences

Lou Kramer

Degrees and Certifications


  • PhD, Learning Design & Technology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2023 
  • BS, Pathologists' Assistant, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, 2014
  • MA, Education, Madonna University, Livonia, MI, 2011
  • BA, 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
  • NAME - National Association of medical Examiners

Areas of Expertise

Forensic Pathology

Surgical Pathology


Primary Research Interest

  • Forensic pathology
  • Gross pathology

Recent Publications

Coauthor of Fostering Interprofessionalism Through Experiential Learning: A Prosection Lab. Journal of Education and Training Studies, September 2022.

Author of A Partnership to Consider: How Pathologists’ Assistant Training Can be Utilized to Decrease the Forensic Pathologist Workload. The National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) 2021 Annual Meeting (Oct., 2021)

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)

Courses taught by Lou Kramer

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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