McMaster University

McMaster University

Linda Kocovski


Assistant Professor
Pathology and Molecular Medicine

Division: Anatomical Pathology

Specialty: Forensic Pathology

Program Director, Forensic Pathology

Hamilton General Hospital
Hamilton, Ontario
905-527-4322 ext. 46169

Faculty Biography

Education and Professional Standing

  • FRCPC, Forensic Pathology, 2017
  • Fellowship, Forensic Pathology, McMaster University, 2016-2017
  • FRCPC, General Pathology, 2016
  • Residency, General Pathology, McMaster University, 2011-2016
  • MBBS (Medical Degree), University of Sydney, 2010


Research Focus

Heritable causes of sudden death


Clinical Focus

Sudden unexpected death


Academic Interests

Laboratory administration and management

Selected Publications

  • Kocovski L, Lee JD, Parpia S, Fernandes J, Nair V. Association of waist-hip ratio to sudden cardiac death and severe coronary atherosclerosis in medicolegal autopsies. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology. 2017;38(3):226-8.
  • Kocovski L, Stein N, Arredondo J. Pleura nodosum: fetal squamous debris in an unusual location. Pediatric and Developmental Pathology. 2015;18(2):159-63.
  • Kocovski L, Fernandes J. Sudden cardiac death: a modern pathology approach to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. 2015;139(3):413-6.

  • Markovic M, Kocovski L, Fernandes J. Retrospective analysis of oxycodone- and cocaine-related deaths in Southwestern Ontario during 2003-2010. Academic Forensic Pathology. 2014;4(2):220-5.

  • Kocovski L, Butany J, Nair V. Femoral artery pseudoaneurysm due to Candida albicans in an injection drug user. Cardiovascular Pathology. 2014;23(1):50-3.

  • Kocovski L, Fernandes J. Acute fatal peritonitis: a new organism for consideration. Academic Forensic Pathology. 2012;2(4):379-83.

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