Kelly Lear M.D. for Coroner
Arapahoe County, Colorado
Education
Experience
Kelly Lear is a medical doctor with residency and fellowship training as well as board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Forensic Pathology.  She is licensed to practice medicine by the State of Colorado.  She has numerous peer-reviewed publications and has been an invited speaker at local, regional and national forums.
Dr. Lear has been the Forensic Pathologist at the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office since 2004.  She has performed over 3000 medicolegal examinations and has been an expert witness in over 100criminal proceedings.  She is clinical faculty with the University of Colorado Department of Pathology and is an active member of many committees at the local and national level.
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I am honored to declare my candidacy for Arapahoe County Coroner in the November 2018 election.  As a board certified Forensic Pathologist and the incumbent Arapahoe County Coroner, my education as well as my experience make me the most qualified person for this position.  No other candidate will have the background training and hands-on involvement that I bring to the office.  I believe that it is important for the people of Arapahoe County to continue to uphold higher standards by electing a Forensic Pathologist to the Office of Coroner.


I served the citizens of Arapahoe County as the Forensic Pathologist at the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office for approximately ten years, working closely with the previous Coroner and Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Michael Dobersen.​​  After being elected to the position in 2014, it has been a high priority maintain the high quality of service the community has received and to honor the many achievements of the office.  I have well-established relationships with many community partners, including law enforcement agencies, funeral homes, the health department, the legal community and the medical community.  Of upmost importance to my office is maintenance of certification by the National Association of Medical Examiners.  We are one of only four county coroner's offices in the state to achieve this accreditation; all four of the coroner's offices that have met these rigorous standards are under the leadership of a Forensic Pathologist as the Coroner.

​​I invite you to get to know me and see what the Office of Coroner is really about.  Feel free to contact me and I will return your e-mail or phone call; I am also happy to meet with you personally or with any interested group or organization.  I would be honored to have your support as Arapahoe County Coroner.

Kelly Lear, M.D.​​