TBPA October 2021 In-Person CLE Lunch & Learn Event

  • Thursday, October 21, 2021
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • at The University Club, 38th Floor, 201 N. Franklin St., Tampa, FL
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Registration is closed


TBPA Monthly Membership Luncheon


Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.

Location: The University Club


SPEAKER:  Kelly G. Devers, MD

Chief Medical Examiner, Hillsborough County District 13 

TOPIC:  The Role of the Medical Examiner


Please complete your online RSVP no later than
Friday, October 15, 2021 (RSVP Deadline)

at www.tbpa.org (indicate your entrée selection online),
and pay online with your payment. 
At this time, we ask that payments be made online by the RSVP Deadline. 

IN-PERSON COST:   Members:  $22.50 / Guests: $28.00 
Registration is limited to 45 persons due to Covid Safety Protocols.


Entrée Choices:

Regular Entrée:  Meat & Cheese Lasagna 

Vegetarian Entrée Cheese & Vegetable Lasagna (Vegetarian & Gluten Free)

Dessert:  Chef's Choice of Mini Dessert or assorted brownies and cookies

Entrées served with Salad, Rolls, Iced Tea, Coffee and Mini Dessert.  (No Substitutions Please) 


University Club Attire Requirement: The University Club asks that attendees adhere to their attire requirements of business casual to semi-formal while attending the TBPA function at The University Club. The Club asks that no t-shirts, tennis shoes, flip-flops, shorts, or blue jeans be worn. If any of these items are worn, you may be turned away by The University Club and no refunds will be offered or given.  Jackets are encouraged, but not officially required.  It is quite common to see formal wear in  the restaurant since they are fortunate to be visited often for special occasions.  Please note that modifications to dress code will be made for any person with a medical condition.

TBPA is no longer accepting reservations via email or mail. 

TBPA reserves the right to change/substitute luncheon speakers, topics or entrées as necessary due to unexpected circumstances. Cancellations for paid-in-full reservations prior to the RSVP Deadline will be refunded.  After the RSVP Deadline, no refunds will be provided and payment in full will be due regardless of attendance. Cancellation correspondence MUST be sent to monthlycle@tbpa.org.

PARKING: Please note that parking in the Fort Brooke parking garage (corner of Whiting & Franklin) is at the rate of $1.60 per hour, unless otherwise updated by the Fort Brooke parking garage.  The University Club does not validate parking.  On the third floor of the parking garage, take the walkway to One Tampa City Center. The University Club is on the 38th floor.



Dr. Kelly Devers, Chief Medical Examiner
Hillsborough County, District 13



  • The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C.:  Doctor of Medicine, May, 2006.
  • George Mason University, Fairfax, VA:  August, 1999 to May 2001. Post-graduate study to complete pre-requisites for medical school.
  • Northern Virginia Community College, Annandale, VA:  A.D. Nursing. May, 1994.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VAB.S. College of Human Resources, Clothing and Textiles, March, 1985.


  • Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Department, Tampa FL:  August 1, 2018 to Present.  Chief Medical Examiner. Full time.    
  • Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Department, Tampa FL:  October 2016 to July 31, 2018.  Deputy Chief Medical Examiner. Full time.      
  • Hillsborough County Medical Examiner Department, Tampa FL:  July 2013 to August 2016.  Associate Medical Examiner. Full time. 
  • University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL: July 2012 to June, 2013. Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program.
  • University of Florida School of Medicine/Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL: July 2010 to July 2012. Neuropathology Fellowship Program.
  • University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, N.M.: 
    July 2006 to June 2010.Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency.
    Chief Resident – April 2009 to March 2010.
  • INOVA Fairfax Hospital, Fairfax, VA: June, 1999 to January, 2005.
     Staff RN.  Cared for post-op patients in the main recovery room and as relief charge
     nurse. Types of surgeries included general, trauma, neurosurgical, cardiac, ENT,  
    and orthopedic surgical cases.   Also responsible for interventional radiology cases
    (cardiac, neurological, and vascular).   Worked full-time until the start of medical
    school, and then part-time through end of 3rd year
  • The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, D.C.:
    June, 2002 to June, 2004.  Staff RN, Post-Operative Care Unit
     Worked part-time while in medical school.
  • Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida:  June, 1995 to May, 1999.
    Staff RN.  Worked full-time in the neuro intensive care
    unit caring for neurosurgical and neuro-trauma patients.  Served as 
     charge nurse and preceptor for RNs training in the ICU. 
  • Cameron Glen Care Center, Reston, VA :  July, 1994 to May, 1995.
    Staff RN.  Duties:  Worked full time in the sub-acute care unit. Patient population
    included those with cervical spine injuries, ALS, muscular dystrophy, Guillain-
    Barre’, anoxic brain injury, and end-stage AIDS.


University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

        April 2015 to present. Assistant Professor, Pathology and Cell Biology.

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

        October 2018 to present. Forensic Pathology Fellowship Program Director.

University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL

         November 2015 to present. Principal Faculty, Pathology and Cell Biology.

         Instructor of Forensic Pathology, Neuropathology, and Anatomic Pathology.



Anatomic and Clinical Pathology: American Board of Pathology Board Certified

Forensic Pathology: American Board of Pathology Board Certified

Neuropathology: American Board of Pathology Board Certified


College of American Pathologists, Fellow

American Society for Clinical Pathology, Fellow

National Association of Medical Examiners, Fellow

American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Associate Member

Florida Association of Medical Examiners, Member

Florida Medical Association, Member

American Medical Association, Member

Hillsborough County Medical Association, Member

Florida Medical Examiners Commission, Member

Contact Information:

Kelly Garland Devers, MD

Chief Medical Examiner

Hillsborough County

District 13

11025 N. 46th St.

Tampa, FL 33617


We would like thank TRGT Legal who graciously sponsored the

October 2021 In-Person Luncheon.

As part of your TBPA Membership Benefits, we are providing you with the option to register for the Monthly Video CLE's to keep up with your credentials during COVID-19 and beyond. Please let us know if we can serve you in other benefit opportunities. If you are not yet a TBPA Member, we welcome you to join and enjoy our many benefits! Please reach out to our Membership Chair via membership@tbpa.org if you have questions. Please stay healthy and we hope to see you soon at an upcoming TBPA Event!

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