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Expert Witness No.835



BA, Virginia Military Institute, 1964; M.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine, 1968; J.D., Indiana University School of Law, 1987



The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Straight Pathology, 1968-69



The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Anatomic and Clinical Pathology: 1969-1972



The Johns Hopkins Hospital; Surgical Pathology 1968-1971


Forensic Pathology:

Rotations with Dr. Russell Fischer, Maryland Medical Examiner’s Office


Board certification:

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; American Board of Pathology; 1974


Bar Admission:

Admitted to the Bar of Indiana, 2001; Practice before the Supreme Court of Indiana and Northern and Southern District Federal Courts


Teaching Positions:

Johns Hopkins Hospital, 1968-72; University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1971-72; University of Kentucky School of Medicine, 1974-77; Indiana University Medical Center, 1979-88; Director of Medical Education, Cancer Committee, Cancer Registry and Tumor Board, Morgan Hospital and Medical Center, Martinsville, Indiana 1987-2008.


Military Service:

Major, Army of the United States; Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Fort Campbell Kentucky, 1972-1974; Army Commendation Medal


Professional Experience:

Pathologist, Lake Cumberland Medical Center, Somerset, Kentucky, 1974-77; Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia, 1977-79; Chief of Pathology and Director of Laboratories of Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Indianapolis, 1979-86; Pathologist, Morgan Hospital and Medical Center, Martinsville, Indiana, 1987-2008; Chief Pathologist, Forensic Services LLC, 2006-2015; Practice of Law, 2001-Present.


Of Counsel:

Law firm of Boren, Oliver & Coffey, Martinsville, Indiana 2001-2008


Deputy Medical Examiner:

District of Columbia; past appointment


Medical Examiner and Consultant:

Marion County, Indiana Coroner’s Office, 2006-2008


Medical Examiner and Chief pathologist:

Forensic Services LLC; from 2006-2015, performing coroners’ forensic autopsies in Indiana counties and private autopsies; I have personally performed over 11,000 autopsies.



Practice of law and medical legal consultation; reviewing multiple medical malpractice cases annually.


Professional Societies:

  • Fellow, American College of Pathologists; Laboratory Inspector for CAP Laboratory Accreditation Service
  • Fellow, American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine
  • Indiana State Medical Society
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Indiana Trial Lawyers Association
  • National Association of Medical Examiners



Available Upon Request



  • American College of Legal Medicine President’s Award: 1989
  • Listed in America’s Top Physicians, 2007
  • American College of Surgeons Cancer Program Highest Commendation Award: 2007
  • Certificate of Appreciation: College of American Pathologists: 2009 for participation as Laboratory Inspector in CAP Laboratory Accreditation Service



Medical/Legal expert witness in multiple medical malpractice, personal injury and forensic cases


Continuing Medical Education:

  • CAP: Surgical Pathology: 2005
  • CAP: Performance Improvement in Surgical Pathology: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • CAP Inspector with Commendation Award for Research
  • ASCP: Thin Prep Lab Comparison: 2006
  • CAP 2007: Fundamentals of Forensic Pathology; Current Issues in Breast Pathology; Protecting Tissue Donors as Human Subjects: Ethical, Legal and Social Considerations;  Diagnosis and Pitfalls in Bladder Pathology
  • Second International Conference on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma: Medical, Forensic and Scientific Advances and Prevention: June 25-26, 2009; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Sponsored by Penn State College of Medicine: Differentiating Accidental from Abusive Injuries: Intracranial Findings and Mechanisms; Determining Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head Trauma Incidence; Ocular Hemorrhage in Single, Non-Impact Head Rotations; Genetic Mimic of Abuse and SIDS; The Role of Prothrombotic Factors in the Ocular Manifestations of Abusive and Nonabusive Head Trauma; Analysis of Outcomes from Short Falls and other subjects
  • ECDO 2014: 22nd Euroconference on Apoptosis Cell Death & Rejuvenation, Creta Maris Beach Resort, Hersonissos, Crete, October 1-4, 2014.


Continuing Legal Education:

  • ICLEF:
  • Ethics for the Estate Planning Professional
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Annual Estate Planning and Administrative Potpourri
  • Medical Legal Update
  • Midwest Estate Business Succession
  • Professional Advisors Educational Seminar
  • Time Mastery for Lawyers
  • Medical Malpractice Litigation
  • Vignettes of Legal Ethics
  • Indiana Law Year in Review: 2002-2013
  • Aviation Law, 2012, 2013
  • ITLA: 26th Annual Lifetime Achievement Seminar; 2014
  • Author: The autopsy in wrongful death litigation; NBI presentation; December 8, 2015
  • ICLEF: Indiana Law year in Review 2015; December 29, 2015: 6 hours
  • ICLEF: The Estate Planning Trilemma: Trusts vs. Wills vs. TOD Property: February 18, 2016: 6 hours


Committees and Community Service:

  • Child Fatality Review Committee, Tippecanoe County
  • Faculty Advisory Committee, Bloomington High School North


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