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Harry J. BONNELL, M.D.
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4N6Pathology, Inc.
6910 Monte Verde Drive
San Diego, California 92119-1511

Tel: 619 698 6388 E-Mail: bonnell@4n6pathology.com



UNDERGRADUATE: Georgetown University BA 1965-1968
Washington, D.C.

MEDICAL EDUCATION: Georgetown University MD 1975-1979
Washington, D.C.

RESIDENCY: Veterans Administration Medical Center
Martinez, California Anatomic Path 1979-1981

University of Washington
Seattle, Washington Anatomic Path 1982-1983

FELLOWSHIP: Office of the Medical Examiner
Seattle, Washington Forensic Path 1981-1984

CERTIFICATION: Anatomic & Forensic Pathology 1985

LICENSURE: California, 1979 & 1991(active)
Washington, 1981 (active)
Ohio, 1987 (inactive)


U.S. Army, Military Police Rank of Captain 1969-1973
U.S. Air Force, Medical Corps Rank of Major 1984-1987


Instructor in Pathology 1981-1984
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington

Instructor in Pathology 1981-1984
Madigan Army Medical Center
Fort Lewis, Washington

Instructor, King County Corrections Center 1983-1984
Rehabilitation Program
Seattle, Washington

Adjunct Assistant Professor 1985-1987
Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
Bethesda, Maryland

Assistant Clinical Professor, Pathology 1987-1991
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Associate Clinical Professor, Pathology 1992-2006
U.C. San Diego School of Medicine
San Diego, California


1981-1984: Assistant Medical Examiner, King County (Seattle)

1984-1987: Staff Pathologist, Forensic Sciences Department,
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

1987-1991: Chief Deputy Coroner and Director of Forensic
Pathology, Hamilton County (Cincinnati), Ohio

1991-2001: Chief Deputy Medical Examiner
San Diego County, California

2001-Present: Self-employed consultant


American Academy of Forensic Sciences (1980-present)
National Association of Medical Examiners (1980-2011)
Parents of Murdered Children
Member, Board of Trustees (1991-present)
Member, Second Opinion Services (1998-present)
San Diego County Child Fatality Review Committee (1991- 2001)
Chair/Co-Chair 1993-98
San Diego County Domestic Violence Review Committee (1997-2001)
San Diego Citizen Review Board on Police Practices (2005-present)


Terminal Air Embolus Associated with Pneumatosis Cystoides
Intestinalis, Am J For Med & Path, March, 1982.

Antemortem Chemical Hypothyroxinemia, J For Sci, January, 1983.

Boot Top Fractures in Pedestrians: A Forensic Masquerade, Am J For
Med & Path, June, 1983.

Synchronous Bilateral Seminomas and Teratoma, Henry Ford Hospital
Med Journal, December, 1983.

Ethanol in Sequestered Hematomas: Quantitative Evaluation, Am J
Clin Path, 1984.

Left Pontine Lipoma, Arch of Path, 1985.

Correlation of Physical Findings with Circumstances Surrounding
Death in Hangings, J For Sci, 1985.

A Procedure for the Investigation of Anesthetic/Surgical Deaths, J For Sci, 1985.

Fatty Liver in Sudden Childhood Death: Implications for Reye's
Syndrome, Am J Dis Children, 1986.
**also printed in French edition.

Wah Mee Massacre: the Murder of 13 Chinese Adults, Am J For Med &
Path, December, 1986.

Clinical and Pathologic Aspects of Cardiomyopathy from Ipecac
Administration in Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy, Pediatrics, 1996.
*** also extracted for Quarterly Child Abuse Medical Update

Post-mortem Drug Redistribution, Forensic Sciences Review, July, 2001.


Medicolegal autopsies: More than 7000 performed personally.

Testimony experience: Provided sworn testimony more than 570 times
in 20 states, as well as federal courts and courts martial.

Aircraft Mishaps: 37 on-site investigations to include autopsies.

2008 – present: Appointed to Expert Witness Panel, Los Angeles Superior Court


Eucharistic Minister, St. Therese Parish, San Diego 1992 – present
Parish Council (Communications Chair) 1996-1998.
Little League Umpire (Volunteer) 1992 - present
San Carlos LL Umpire-in-Chief 1994 – 1998
District 33 Patriot League (Seniors) Umpire-in-Chief 1997 – 2004
Synchronized Swimming Judge (volunteer) Level III 1994 – 2008


1973 – US Army Meritorious Service Medal
1986 – US Army Meritorious Service Medal (1st Oak Leaf Cluster) while serving in US Air Force
1987 – Department of Defense Commendation Medal
1996 – Foundation For Improvement of Justice Medal ($10,000 award)
1999 – Physician of the Year, San Diego County Child Abuse Coordinating Committee
2001 – Little League Umpire Service Award
2002 – First Responder Award (San Diego International Airport)
2003 – Empty Shoes Award (Parents of Murdered Children)
2007- Selected for Europe/Middle East/Africa Little League Regional Tournaments


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