Forensic Consultation Service


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

Gregory J. Davis, M.D., FCAP - Director of the Forensic Consultation Service


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.

Gregory J. Davis, M.D., FCAP
Professor & Co-Director, Autopsy Service
Diplomate, American Board of Pathology 
Anatomic, Clinical, and Forensic pathology 
Fellow, National Association of Medical Examiners
Fellow, College of American Pathologists 

Dr. John Hunsaker, who is also a lawyer, 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.

John C. Hunsaker III, J.D., M.D., FNAME, FAAFS
Professor Emeritus
Past President NAME
Diplomate, American Board of Pathology
Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology


Forensic Consultation

  • Medical record review
  • Discussion of causation, pain and suffering, and other related topics

Forensic exam

Case review

Medico-Legal chart/case review

Helpful Links:

Autopsy: Aiding the Living By Understanding Death (PDF)  
Pamphlet published by the College of American Pathologists.

 Follow the link for more information about our autopsy services.

Please call for a cost quotation

Questions? Please call and speak to one of our pathologists for further information.
Contacts During normal business hours:

April Mitchuson-Arth : (859) 323-5223

You may also call UKMD's at (859) 257-6845 or (800) 888-5533 and ask to speak with Dr. Greg Davis.