Autopsy Division

The Autopsy Division performs autopsies – the examination of a body after death – to provide greater medical knowledge concerning the cause of death. All autopsies performed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital are conducted with the utmost respect and professionalism. An autopsy will only be performed with the written consent of the legal next of kin. Patients with a Brigham and Women's Hospital medical record number (MRN), including those previously cared for at Brigham and Women's Hospital or at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, who pass away elsewhere (e.g. at home, another hospital or a nursing home), may have an autopsy performed by the Autopsy Division.

Contact Information

Michelle Siciliano-Rodriguez
Phone: 617-732-7511


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