Cook County Board names new medical examiner
Dr. Ponni Arunkumar recently was named Cook County's new chief medical examiner after serving as interim chief medical examiner since June.
County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appointed Arunkumar to the permanent position.
"Arunkumar has been a leader at the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office and played an instrumental role in the office receiving national accreditation earlier this year," Toni Preckwinkle, president of the Cook County Board of Commissioners, said."Dr. Arunkumar is committed to the medical examiner’s office, its staff, our county and its residents, and I am proud to appoint her as our chief medical examiner.”
Before the interim appointment, Arunkumar had been serving as deputy chief medical examiner since September 2012.