Dr. Dan Isenschmid is a forensic toxicologist at NMS Labs. Prior to joining NMS he was the Chief Toxicologist at the Office of the Wayne County Medical Examiner for over 17 years. Dr. Isenschmid received his B.S. degree in Biology from Adelphi University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in pathology and forensic toxicology, respectively, from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Medicine. Dr. Isenschmid was the recipient of several Educational Research Awards from the Society of Forensic Toxicologists. In addition, he received the Irving Sunshine Award and Alexander O. Gettler Award from the Toxicology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Dr. Isenschmid is Diplomate and Vice President of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology. In addition to being Secretary and former Treasurer of TIAFT, he is a member and Past President of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists and a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences where he also served on its Board of Directors.
He has published and/or presented many papers on topics related to postmortem forensic drug testing including medical examiner case reports, the interpretation of postmortem cocaine concentrations, the stability and analysis of cocaine and its metabolites, and the effects of cocaine on human performance. Dr. Isenschmid has provided lectures in various topics related to forensic toxicology to graduate and undergraduate students, pathologists, law enforcement personnel and attorneys. He regularly gives lectures on the forensic toxicology of cocaine including at the Borkenstein course on the Effects of Drugs on Human Performance.