Adam W. Stern


Associate Professor- Forensic Pathology

Department of Comparative, Diagnostic, and Population Medicine
2015 SW 16th Avenue
PO Box 100123
Gainesville, FL 32610-0123
Phone: (352) 294-4077
Fax: (352) 294-8608


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists, 2011
  • Residency, Oklahoma State University, 2010
  • DVM, University of Prince Edward Island, 2007
  • BS, Biology, The George Washington University, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Director/Clinical Associate Professor, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and the Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, 2010-2018
  • Consultant, Stern Veterinary Forensics Consulting, LLC, Mahomet, IL, 2014-2018
  • Parasitology Investigator, Murdoch University, Division of Health Sciences, Murdoch, Western Australia, 2006
  • Parasitology Investigator, Western Australia Department of Agriculture, Orana, Western Australia, 2006
  • Veterinary Assistant, Banfield, The Pet Hospital, Henderson, NV, 2005
  • Laboratory Assistant, Department of Immunology, George Washington University, Washington DC, 2001-2002

Honors and Awards

  • University of Illinois: List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Spring, Summer, and Fall), 2011-2017
  • Phi Zeta, Nu Chapter, Oklahoma State University, 2010
  • Best Manuscript Phi Zeta, Nu Chapter, Oklahoma State University, 2010
  • Charles Louis Davis Foundation Student Scholarship Award in Veterinary Pathology, 2009
  • Young Investigator Award, Diagnostic Pathology, American College of Veterinary Pathology, 2nd Place, 2009

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Teaching veterinary forensics to veterinary students/interns/residents, practicing veterinarians, and law enforcement personnel
  • Ongoing research projects using unconventional techniques for estimation of the postmortem interval