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Pathologist a veteran of high-profile cases

  • Article by: The Associated Press
  • Associated Press
  • August 18, 2014 - 1:06 PM

Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for New York City, conducted an autopsy on an unarmed 18-year-old shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, at the request of the teen's family. Baden, a veteran pathologist, determined that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head.

BORN: July 27, 1934.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Chief medical examiner for New York City, 1978 to 1979; deputy chief medical examiner for Suffolk County, 1981 to 1983; has held faculty positions at Albert Einstein Medical School, Albany Medical College, New York Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

HIGHLIGHTS: Chaired the Forensic Pathology Panel of the U.S. Congress Select Committee on assassinations that investigated the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.; served as an expert in forensic pathology in the examination of the remains of Tsar Nicholas of Russia and his family, the death of John Belushi and the re-autopsy of civil rights leader Medgar Evers; testified at the trials of O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bulow; hosted "Autopsy," an HBO documentary series.

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