Dr. Schultz is a board-certified forensic anatomic and clinical pathologist. He has worked in pathology for 27 years, forensic pathology for over 23 years, with roughly 6000 autopsies performed personally and nearly thousands supervising and training residents and fellows in pathology. He is well aware of conditions that require reporting to the medical examiner (or coroner if applicable) and will help guide you in deciding if an autopsy under specific circumstances will likely yield relevant information. Typically the goal n any autopsy is to establish a baseline and rule in or out various diagnostic considerations. Dr. Schultz derives great personal satisfaction from listening to the story, and often, actually perhaps 50% of the time or more, talking a family out of the unnecessary cost of an autopsy. In some circles that might be considered poor salesmanship, but the reality is that a satisfied non-customer can often bring in by word of mouth many more customers who really need the product and appreciate candor. It just depends on the questions to answer and some experience of knowing how certain circumstances tend to pan out. But if the the data yield from a test (i.e. the autopsy) won’t reasonably answer a question, then you don’t perform the test.