Child Pathologist Network

The legislation mandating child fatality review panels in every Missouri county also requires that all autopsies for children, birth through age 17, be performed by a certified child death pathologist.

The State Technical Assistance Team, in conjunction with the Department of Health, maintains a “network” of child death pathologists who must meet certification requirements and follow specific policies and guidelines, including a uniform autopsy protocol.

STAT also manages a program of state–financed autopsy reimbursements to the Child Pathologist Network members. This guarantees that the decision to autopsy will not be influenced by county budget constraints.

Members Pathologists
Curators of the University of Missouri
Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office
Medical Science M263
1 Hospital Drive
Columbia MO 65212
(573) 474-2700
Greene County Medical Examiner’s Office
917 Boonville
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 868-4822
  • Edward Adelstein, MD
  • Carl Stacey, MD
  • Deiter Duff, MD
  • Jeffery Harkey, MD
Russell Deidiker, MD
Mineral Area Regional Medical Center
1212 Weber Rd.
Farmington, MO 63640
(573) 756-4581
Russell Deidiker, MD
St. Louis University Forensic Pathology
1402 South Grand Blvd.
Doisy Hall R517
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 977-7841
  • Mary Case, MD
  • Michael Graham, MD
  • Kamal Sabharwal, MD
  • Gershom Norfleet, MD
Frontier Forensics
40 S. 18th Street
Kansas City, Kansas 66102
(913) 299-1533
  • Erik K. Mitchell, MD
  • Altaf Hossain, MD
Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office
Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office
950 E. 21st Street
Kansas City, MO 65108
(816) 881-6600
  • Diane C. Peterson, MD
  • Marius C. Tarau, MD
  • Boguslaw Robert Pietak, MD
Neuropathology & Forensic Pathology Consulting, Inc.
12408 Russell Street
Overland Park, KS  66209
(913) 498-3600
  • Michael Handler, MD
Mid America Autopsy & Pathology Services
5833 Newton
Overland Park, KS 66202
(913) 523-6246
  • Charles Glenn
Kamal Sabharwal
12794 Wynfield Pines Ct.
St. Louis, MO 63131
(314) 966-3727
  • Kamal Sabharwal, MD
St. Louis City Medical Examiner’s Office
1300 Clark Street
St. Louis, MO 63103-2718
(314) 622-4971
  • Michael Graham, MD
  • Kamal Sabharwal, MD
  • Jane Turner, MD
  • Gershom Norfleet, MD
St. Louis County Medical Examiner’s Office
6059 North Hanley Road
St. Louis, MO 63134
(314) ) 615-0800
  • Mary Case, MD
  • Michael Graham, MD
  • Kamal Sabharwal, MD
  • Gershom Norfleet, MD
Southwest Missouri Forensics
Camden County Medical Examiner’s Office
PO Box 1695
Nixa, MO 65714
(417) 725-2157
  • Keith Norton, MD