ISFRI Board 2019 2020



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Krzysztof Wozniak, , habilitated doctor, is a forensic pathologist. He works in the Department of Forensic Medicine of Jagiellonian University Medical College (JU MC) in Kraków, Poland. He currently serves as the editor-in-chief of the “Archives of Forensic Medicine and Criminology"- the scientific journal of the Polish Society of Forensic Medicine and Criminology and is an Editorial Board member for some top journals in the field. He publishes on the topic of post-mortem imaging comprising post-mortem angiography including two book chapters in the Springer text “Atlas of Postmortem Angiography” (2016). He acts as a work coordinator of the Department of Forensic Medicine JU MC in the Technical Working Group Postmortem Angiography Methods (TWGPAM). Dr. Woźniak is directing the JU MC Postgraduate Medical training course on postmortem imaging for physicians specializing in forensic pathology. He also is a lecturer for the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution. He is a regular forensic medical consultant for law enforcement cases; serves as the specialist and coordinator for the international forensic medical team in the investigation of the Smolensk Air Crash (2010).


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Hideki Hyodoh MD, PhD is a doctor/researcher/educator with a double specialty area (radiology specialist and forensic certified physician), which is rare in Japan.

He works as Associate Professor in Department of Forensic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan. He conducts over 1000 inspections or forensic autopsy each year. He has been involved in the examination of evidence at medical accident investigation and also gives testimony at trial.

He has served as the editor of the “Postmortem image interpretation guidelines" in Japan, and it has been published in 2015, and 2020. He has played important roles in several academic societies in Japan, with a particular focus on developing and implementing a training curriculum on postmortem image interpretation.

He has published many research papers on forensic imaging, and he also belongs to a research group on forensic nursing, and is engaged in activities to broaden his knowledge to co-medical staffs.

As a board member of ISFRI, he intends to do his best in research and education on post-mortem imaging.


Natalie Adolphi smallNatalie Adolphi, is the Director of the Center for Forensic Imaging at the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator (United States) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, with secondary appointments in Radiology and Pathology. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering (Medical Physics) and a PhD in Physics (Magnetic Resonance). Her research lab focuses on the application of post-mortem MR and CT in medicolegal death investigation, the optimization of PMMR protocols, as well as biomedical imaging in the pre-clinical setting aimed at the development of nanoparticles for diagnostics and drug delivery.  She is currently the Principal Investigator or a Co-Investigator on several forensic imaging research projects funded by the U.S. National Institute of Justice.


Summer Summer Decker Is the Director of Imaging Research and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. She also holds appointments in Pathology, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Surgery. She holds a Masters Degrees in Forensic Anthropology as well as Biomedical Ethics (Research Law) and a PhD in Medicine with a specialization in Pathology and Imaging. Her research lab focuses on three-dimensional computer modeling and quantitative analysis of medical imaging to answer clinical questions and develop new technologies such as medical devices and procedures.  They have presented their research at national and international meetings including the Radiology Society of North America, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the Biomedical Engineering Society and the International Society for Forensic Radiology and Imaging. Several of these projects have garnered national and international recognition as well as generated numerous peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, presentations, and a patent. Dr. Decker is also a trained forensic anthropologist who has spent numerous years working in the fields of forensic pathology and anthropology. She continues to work on forensic casework for local, state and US law enforcements agencies with positive identifications.

Liaison Officer of The International Association of Forensic Radiographers (IAFR)

Jeroen Kroll 

Liaison Officer to the Journal of Forensic Radiology and Imaging (JoFRI)

Michael J ThaliMichael J Thali is the current Professor and Chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and former chair of the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the University of Bern (Switzerland), is a co-founder of the Virtopsy-Project and active advocator of virtual autopsy. He was a resident in radiology at the Institute Radiology at the University of Bern (Switzerland) and completed a fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington DC (USA). He is editor of the textbook on virtual autopsy The Virtopsy Approach (2009) and the latest edition of Brogdons Forensic Radiology (2010). He has co-authored over 175 papers on forensic radiology and virtual autopsy.


Rick R. van Rijn is a paediatric radiologist at the department of radiology and nuclear medicine of the Emma Children's Hospital, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam and the department of forensic medicine of the Netherlands Forensic Institute. He holds a chair in forenisic radiology with an emphasis on paediatric radiology.