Patrick A Hansma, DO

Patrick A Hansma, DO
Patrick A Hansma, DO

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology


Patrick Hansma, DO, is a board-certified forensic pathologist with the Department of Pathology at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He is a graduate of Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, East Lansing, Michigan. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency with William Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan. He completed his forensic pathology fellowship with Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office, Cleveland, Ohio. After graduation, Dr. Hansma worked as Deputy Medical Examiner for Genesee County, Michigan, then as Deputy Medical Examiner for Eaton, Ingham, Ionia, Isabella, and Shiawassee Counties. His research interests include forensic pathology.

  • Education and Training

    • Fellowship 2016, Forensic Pathology, Cuyahoga County Coroner's Office
    • Residency 2015, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, William Beaumont Hospital, Beaumont Health System
    • DO 2011, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University
    • BS 2005, Biomedical Science, Grand Valley State University
  • Research

    • Forensic Pathology
  • Publications

    • Peterson B.L., Arnall M., Avedschmidt S., Beers D., Bell M., Burton S., Case M., Catellier M., Cina S., Cohle S., Collins K., Covach A., Downs J., Ely E., Ely S., Fajardo M., Fierro M., Fowler D., Frost R., Fudenberg J., Fusaro A., Gill J., Gilson T., Glenn C., Goldfogel G., Graham S., Greenwell P., Ann Grossberg L., Gulledge C., Handler M., Hansma P., Harshbarger K., Hawes A., Hellman F., Heninger M., Hlavaty L., Hoyer P., Johnson D., Jorden M., Kelley D., Kesha K., Kohr R., Krywanczyk A., Lehman L., Lochmuller C., Luzi S., Mathew A., McDonough E., Mileusnic D., Miller E., Milroy C., Morrow P., Oliver W., Orvik A., Pandey M., Parsons T., Pfalzgraf R., Philip A., Poulos C., Prahlow J., Pustilnik S., Radisch D., Rao V., Raven K., Resk T., Ross K., Rudd T., Schmidt C., Schmunk G., Ann Sens M., Shelly M., Snell K., Sperry K., Stables S., Stahl-Herz J., Steckbauer M., Super M., Tarau M., Thogmartin J., Tormos L., Tse R., Utley S., Vega R., Williams K., Wolf B., Wright R. Commentary on: Dror IE, Melinek J, Arden JL, Kukucka J, Hawkins S, Carter J, et al. Cognitive bias in forensic pathology decisions. J Forensic Sci. Epub 2021 Feb 20. Journal of Forensic Sciences. 2021;66:2541-2544.

    • Hansma P., Diaz F.J., Njiwaji C. Fatal liver cyst rupture due to anabolic steroid use a case presentation American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2016;37(1):21-22.

    • Hansma P. The Evolution of the Autopsy Academic Forensic Pathology. 2015;5(4):638-649.

    • Hansma P., Powers S., Diaz F., Li W. Agonal thrombi at autopsy American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2015;36(3):141-144.

    • Hlavaty L., Hansma P., Sung L.M. Contribution of opiates in sudden asthma deaths American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2015;36(1):49-52.

  • Presentations

    • Elevated IL-6, ferritin, and d-dimer: Biomarkers of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in post-mortem vitreous humor analysis. Said M, Adamczyk J, Grieger-Nimmo R, Hansma P, Jones P, 42nd Annual Kalamazoo Community and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2024
    • The Frequency of Cannabinoids in a Medical Examiner Population. Markey CN, Markey MA, Hansma PA, Vogelsberg LR, 71st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Baltimore, Maryland, 02/2019
    • Death Records. Hansma P, Michigan Osteopathic Association 14th Annual Autumn Scientific Convention, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 11/2018