Steven Karch Royal College of Physicians
received his undergraduate degree from brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island, in the US. He attended graduate school in anatomy and cell biology at Stanford. He received his MD from Tulane University in New Orleans, did postgraduate training in Neuropathology at the Royal London Hospital and in Cardiac Pathology, also at Stanford University. Dr Karch is a Fellow of the Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians London. He served as a cardiac pathologist at the office of the San Francisco Medical Examiner, publishing a number of books and papers when he worked there. Dr Karch is the author of more than 200 papers and book chapters, most having to do with the effects of drug abuse on the heart. He was Forensic Science Editor for Humana Press where he edited his own book series. He sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Cardiovascular Toxicology
and Minerva Medica Legal Medicine
. The 5th edition of his widely used textbook, The Pathology of Drug Abuse
, was released last November. He edited the first two editions of the Drug Abuse Handbook, and will be senior editor of the third edition, scheduled for publication in 2018.