Judy Melinek, MD

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Judy Melinek is a forensic pathologist and an associate clinical professor at UCSF Medical Center. She earned her college degree from Harvard and received her medical degree and pathology residency training at UCLA. She has worked and lived in San Francisco with her husband, T.J. Mitchell, and their children since 2004.

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Books by this Author

Working Stiff


Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner

Through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, forensic pathologist Dr. Judy Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the rea...