The mission of our forensic consultation service is to provide attorneys, family members, and other stakeholders with pertinent questions surrounding death and injury, including forensic evaluation of causes and manners of death, the presence of and severity of human disease, potential pain, and suffering, and potential impairment by alcohol, drugs, and other substances.


Gregory J. Davis, MD, FCAP
Professor and Director, Forensic Consultation Service
Diplomate, American Board of Pathology 
Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic Pathology 
Fellow, National Association of Medical Examiners
Fellow, College of American Pathologists 

Dr. Gregory Davis shares primarily the medical tasks as the medical director of the service. The intellectual assets of the remaining members of the department of pathology and laboratory medicine are utilized when indicated and represent specialists in hematopathology, gastrointestinal pathology, cardiac pathology (including congenital heart abnormalities), pulmonary, genitourinary, renal, gynecologic pathology, and other pathology subspecialties.

John C. Hunsaker III, JD, MD, FNAME, FAAFS
Professor Emeritus
Past President, National Association of Medical Examiners
Diplomate, American Board of Pathology
Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology

Dr. John Hunsaker, who is also an attorney, is a post-retirement employee complementing Dr. Davis in fulfilling the mission of the forensic consultation service. He has been affiliated with the department since 1977 as resident and faculty, and collaborated for many years with Dr. Davis as a colleague in the Kentucky medical examiner’s system. Dr. Hunsaker retired in 2015 as associate chief medical examiner and professor of pathology after nearly 33 years.

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