Dr. Nizam Peerwani is a graduate of the American University of Beirut (MD ’76). He completed his residency in pathology at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, and is board-certified in clinical, anatomic, and forensic pathology. Currently he is the Chief Medical Examiner for Tarrant, Denton, Parker, and Johnson counties in the state of Texas and has held this position since July 1979. His academic affiliations include University of North Texas Health Science Center, Wesleyan University, and American University of Science and Technology. He serves as a commissioner on the Texas Forensic Science Commission (gubernatorial appointment) as well as on the Scientific Advisory Board at the Texas State Fire Marshalls Office.
He is an advocate of child safety and served on the Texas Child Fatality Review Committee as an expert in forensic medicine. Dr. Peerwani is also an advocate of human rights and serves as a forensic advisor for Physicians for Human Rights with completed assignments in Rwanda, Bosnia, Indonesia, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Israel for genocide and human rights violations under the auspices of the United Nations Tribunal.