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Carl E. Wolf, PhD, MS, F-ABFT


Carl E. Wolf, PhD, MS, F-ABFT [View Image] Supervisor, FIRM Specialty Testing Laboratory and Forensic Toxicology Laboratory Affiliate Professor, Department of Forensic Sciences, College of Humanities and Sciences Assistant Professor Department of Pathology; School of Medicine

Department: Pathology

Dr. Wolf received his BS in Chemistry from Gannon University, Erie, Pennsylvania in 1986, where he received the CRC Press' Outstanding Freshman Chemist Award. He received his MS in Criminal Justice, with a Forensic Science option from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1994, and received his PhD in Pathology, with a focus on Forensic Toxicology from the Medical College of Virginia Campus at VCU in 2005.

Dr. Wolf has been employed at Medical College of Virginia Hospitals and VCU Health since 1987 in various roles in the Clinical and Forensic Toxicology Laboratories.  He regularly consults and/or lectures on toxicology and drug testing issues, and has given expert testimony in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of North Carolina.  He contributed to over 100 presentations and peer-reviewed publications.  He is a full member of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT), and The International Association of Forensic Toxicologists (TIAFT).  He is a Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Toxicologists (ABFT), and has been certified by ABFT since 2001. In 2007, he was a member of the group that received an Educational Innovation Award from the School of Medicine at the MCV campus of VCU for developing and maintaining an on-line CE program for chronic non-malignant pain management curriculum. In 2017, he received a grant from the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) to study the matrix effects that liver tissue has on the analysis of opiates, and in 2018, he received a NIJ grant to study the stability of cannabinoids in marijuana infused edibles.

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