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Judy Melinek, M.D.

Judy Melinek, M.D. is a graduate of Harvard University. She trained at UCLA in medicine and pathology, and currently works as a forensic pathologist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her training at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in New York is the subject of the memoir, Working Stiff, which she co-authored with her husband, writer T.J. Mitchell. Dr. Melinek travels nationally and internationally to testify as a forensic pathology expert and to lecture on anatomic & forensic pathology. She is the CEO of PathologyExpert Inc. and has testified in many high-profile legal cases. She has also appeared as a forensic expert on CNN, MSNBC, BBC and National Public Radio. Mitchell & Melinek’s novel,  First Cut, the first in a forensic detective series, will be published by Hanover Square Press in January 2020.