To determine the cause of a person’s death, autopsy services provide an important means for improving medical outcomes through education and evaluation of treatment response. Forensic autopsies provide a valuable service to the community for both legal and epidemiologic reasons.
Our pathologists provide forensic autopsy services to the community in close association with county medical examiners and law enforcement. We also provide medical autopsy services to St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids and Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo. We work closely with funeral home directors in carrying out our service.