Dr. Wecht is certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic, clinical, and forensic pathology, and is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, and the National Association of Medical Examiners. Dr. Wecht served as Vice Chairman of the American Board of Disaster Medicine and the American Board of Legal Medicine.
Dr. Wecht is actively involved as a forensic pathologist, and as a medical-legal and forensic science consultant, author, and lecturer. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Adjunct Professor at the Graduate School of Public Health and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University School of Law. He has also served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and the Forensic Medicine Committee of the American College of Forensic Examiners International. In October, 2010, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner facility was officially designated as the "Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science".
Dr. Wecht is the author or co-author of more than 600 professional publications, including Forensic Sciences (Matthew Bender), and Handling Soft Tissue Injury Cases and Preparing and Winning Medical Negligence Cases (Juris Publishing Co.). He has appeared as a frequent guest on numerous national TV and radio shows, discussing various medicolegal and forensic scientific subjects including medical malpractice and the assassination of President Kennedy.
He will be speaking on behalf of CAPA and also his own experiences with the JFK case.