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The Complete History of Murder and Science in One Hour

Thursday, January 29, 2004
Stetson University College of Law, The Great Hall, 1401 61st Street South, Gulfport, FL

Michael M. Baden, M.D. is a graduate of New York University School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital. He is former Chief Medical Examiner of New York City and is currently the Chief Forensic Pathologist for the New York State Police.

He has been involved as an expert in many cases of national and international interest, including:

  • The deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, serving as Chairman of the Forensic Pathology Panel of the U.S. Congress Select Committee on Assassinations;
  • The examination of the remains of Tsar Nicholas of Russia and the Romanov family in Siberia;
  • The examination of mass graves in Serbia/Croatia;
  • Investigations in Israel into custodial deaths in Gaza and the West Bank;
  • The exhumation of Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers;
  • The deaths of John Belushi, Billy Martin, and Las Vegas casino mogul Lonnie “Ted” Binion (State of Nevada v. Tabish and Murphy).
Dr. Baden has also served as an expert witness for the defense in many criminal cases, including the murder trials of Marlon Brando’s son, of Claus Von Bulow and of O.J. Simpson. Dr. Baden has been published in many national and international medical and forensic journals. He has published factual accounts of several of his cases in “Dead Reckoning – The New Science of Catching Killers” and “Unnatural Death -- Confessions of a Medical Examiner”.

Dr. Baden is the host of the HBO “Autopsy” series which demonstrates the contributions of the forensic sciences to homicide investigations. He is the forensic sciences commentator for FOX Television’s National News. He has held Professorial appointments at Albert Einstein School of Medicine, Albany Medical College, New York Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice and has served as President of the Society of Medical Jurisprudence and Vice President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.