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Guest Name
Janis Amatuzio
Guest Occupation
Compassionate Coroner, Writer, Speaker, Author, Forensic Pathologist, Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Pathologist, Forensic Medicine Authority, Course Trainer Developer, Lecturer, Columnist, Media Expert
Guest Biography


Known as the “compassionate coroner,” Dr. Amatuzio writes and speaks about her personal experiences and insights regarding life after death and how to apply those lessons to live a richer, more rewarding life. She is a board-certified forensic pathologist and Chief Medical Examiner of Minnesota’s Anoka County system. Midwest Forensic Pathology, the company she founded, provides private autopsy services to numerous counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Her books, Forever Ours and Beyond Knowing, feature heartfelt stories of otherworldly experiences from patients transitioning between life and death, their grieving loved ones, police, clergy, and others. Click here to visit Dr. Amatuzio’s website.


Janis Amatuzio, MD, author of FOREVER OURS and known as the "compassionate coroner" is the founder and president of Midwest Forensic Pathology, P.A. She serves as Coroner and provides forensic pathology services for several counties in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Trained at the University of Minnesota, the Hennepin County Medical Center and the Medical Examiner's Office in Minneapolis, she has been in the field of forensic medicine for nearly twenty-five years.

Board Certified in anatomic, forensic and clinical pathology, Dr. Amatuzio is an internationally recognized authority in forensic medicine. She is the author of numerous journal articles, served as President of the Minnesota Coroners and Medical Examiners Association and has developed many courses on such topics as death investigation, forensic nursing, and forensic medicine in mortuary science. She speaks widely on these subjects and is becoming nationally recognized for her signature lecture, Beyond the Threshold of Death: A Forensic Pathologist's Perspective on Living.

She is a frequent guest in the media and a columnist for Imagine Magazine with her first column appearing in the 2004, winter publication. She was featured as the forensic pathologist expert in a documentary series about historical women serial killers, produced by the Discovery Channel, internationally in 2005, and a featured guest in an NBC documentary in September 2004. She and her husband live near Minneapolis, Minnesota.