Pathologist certified in Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology. Former chief medical examiner of Jackson County (Kansas City), MO. Nearly two decades of experience in forensic pathology and death investigation. Private and medicolegal autopsy. Expert forensic pathology consultation for civil and criminal legal cases.
CURRICULUM VITAE THOMAS WILLIAM YOUNG, M.D.
Birthdate: June 12, 1956
Birthplace: La Mesa, California
Heartland Forensic Pathology, LLC (private practice)
12717 Oakmont Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64145
Diplomate-National Board of Medical Examiners January 2, 1982
Diplomate-American Board of Pathology Anatomic and Clinical Pathology - May 31, 1985 Forensic Pathology - September 25, 1989
Heartland Forensic Pathology, LLC (private practice) Kansas City, Missouri January 2007 -- Present
Jackson County Medical Examiner Kansas City, Missouri July 1995 – December 2006
Medical Examiner, Platte County Missouri July 1995 – December 2006
Medical Examiner, Clay County Missouri April 1996 – December 2006
Medical Examiner, Cass County Missouri January 2004 – December 2006
Director, Office of the Jackson County Medical Examiner Forensic Pathology Training Program July 2002 – December 2006
Clinical Associate Professor University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine September 1997 – December 2006 Forensic Pathologist, National Disaster Medical System (DMORT - 7) United States Department of Homeland Security October 1996 – March 2006
Participated in Federal Disaster Response involving Korean Airlines Flight 801, Guam August 1997
Associate Medical Examiner, Fulton County Atlanta, Georgia July 1989 - June 1995
Assistant Professor of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine August 1994 - June 1995
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology, Emory University School of Medicine July 1991 - August 1994
Medical Examiner for Division of Forensic Sciences, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Decatur, Georgia July 1989 - June 1995
Chief, Anatomic Pathology Ehrling Bergquist Strategic Hospital Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska January 1985 - May 1988
Medical Director, Phase II Laboratory Technician Training Program Ehrling Bergquist Strategic Hospital Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska January 1985 - May 1988
Major, Active Duty United States Air Force Medical Corps January 1985 - May 1988 PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL SOCIETIES:
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (1980) American Society of Clinical Pathologists (1983; Fellow 1985) College of American Pathologists (Fellow 1985) American Academy of Forensic Sciences (1989; Fellow 2003) National Association of Medical Examiners (1989; Fellow)
1. Young TW, Thrasher TV. Non-chromaffin Paraganglioma of the Uterus A Case Report. Arch Pathol Lab Med 106:608-609, 1982.
2. Young TW, Keeney GL, Bull BS. Red Cell Fragmentation in Human Disease (A Light and Scanning Electron Microscope Study). Blood Cells 10:493-501, 1984.
3. Young TW. Reye’s syndrome. A Diagnosis Occasionally First Made at Medicolegal Autopsy. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 13:21-27, 1992.
4. Mandsager NT, Young TW. Pain During Sexual Response Due to Bilateral Bartholin Gland Adenomas. A Case Report. J Reprod Med 37:983-985, 1992.
5. Young TW, Pollock DA. Misclassification of Deaths Caused by Cocaine. An Assessment by Survey. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 14:43-47, 1993.
6. Gulino SP, Young TW. Restraint asphyxia [letter]. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 21(4):420, 2000.
7. Garg U, Althahabi R, Amirahmudi V, Brod M, Blanchard C, Young T. Hyaluronidase as a Liquefying Agent for Chemical Analysis of Vitreous Fluid. J Forensic Sci 49 (2):388-391, 2004.
8. Young TW, Wooden SE, Dew PC, Hoff GL, Cai J. The Richard Cory Phenomenon: Suicide and Wealth in Kansas City, Missouri. J Forensic Sci 50(2):443-447, 2005.
9. Rosales CM, Laboy MA, Young T, Garg U. Death of an Infant Involving Guaifenesin. Tox Talk 30(3):9, 2006.
10. Young TW. Examination of Female Pelvic Organs by en bloc Resection. In: Spitz WU, editor. Spitz and Fisher’s Medicolegal Investigation of Death: Guidelines for the Application of Pathology to Crime Investigation. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas, 2006.
11. Young TW. Catch-22 No More! Twenty-two Lessons Learned as a Chief Medical Examiner. http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/catch-22. August 12, 2007.
12. Young TW, Okoye MI. The Role of the Forensic Pathologist in a Mass Disaster. In: Okoye MI, Wecht CH, editors. Forensic Investigation and Management of Mass Disasters. Tucson, AZ: Lawyers & Judges Publishing Company, Inc, 2007.
13. Rosales CM, Young T, Laster MJ, Eger EI, Garg U. Sevoflurane Concentrations in Blood, Brain and Lung After Sevoflurane-Induced Death. J Forensic Sci 52 (6): 1408-1410, 2007.
14. Young TW. Forensic Science and the Scientific Method. http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/forensic-science-and-thescientific-method. February 13, 2008.
15. Young TW. An Inferential Test for Expert Testimony. http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/an-inferential-test-for-experttestimony. April 5, 2009.
16. Young TW. Is Sherlock Holmes’ “Reasoning Backwards” a Reliable Method for Discovering Truth? Analyses of Four Medicolegal Cases. http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/is-sherlock-holmes-reasoningbackwards-a-reliable-method-for-discovering-truth. September 14, 2010.
17. Young TW. Attorneys and Judges, You Can Stop the Madness Now. http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/attorneys-and-judges-you-canstop-the-madness-now. September 19, 2010.
18. Young TW. Fatal Bronchial Asthma With Bilateral Lung Collapse. Am J Forensic Med Pathol 31(4):373-375, 2010.
19. Young TW. Do Resuscitation-Related Injuries Kill Infants and Children? [letter] Am J Forensic Med Pathol 31(4):e6, 2010.
20. Young TW. Putting It All Together: The Logic Behind the Forensic Scientific Method and the Inferential Test.
http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/putting-it-all-together-thelogic-behind-the-forensic-scientific-method-and-the-inferential-test. January 11, 2011.
21. Young TW. Do You Know The Difference Between Diagnostic Medicine and Forensic Medicine?
http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/forensic-inference/do-youknow-the-difference-between-diagnostic-medicine-and-forensic-medicine. April 23, 2011.
22. Young TW. The Death of SIDS [letter]. Acad For Path 1(1):238, 2011.
23. Young TW. Shaken Infants Die of Neck Trauma, Not of Brain Trauma [letter]. Acad For Path 1(1):240-241, 2011.
24. Young TW. The Inferential Test is Always True. Think of it as a Law.
http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/forensic-inference/theinferential-test-is-always-true-think-of-it-as-a-law. September 11, 2011.
25. Young TW. Dr. Young Addresses The Big Question. http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/chapter-0-introduction. November 10, 2011.
26. Young TW. Inference in Forensic Pathology [letter]. Acad For Path 2(1):105-106, 2012.
27. Young TW. Diatoms, Retinal Hemorrhages and Other Forensic Tests: A Logical Assessment Using Probability Theory.
http://www.heartlandforensic.com/writing/diatoms-retinal-hemorrhagesand-other-forensic-tests. August 29, 2012.
ABSTRACTS AND FORMAL PRESENTATIONS:
1. Hanzlick RL and Young TW: Cocaine-related Death Survey. Presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Sanibel Island, Florida, September 1989.
2. Young TW: Reye’s syndrome. A Diagnosis Occasionally First Made at Medicolegal Autopsy. Presented at the 24th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Denver, Colorado, September
3. Young TW and Pollock DA: Misclassification of Deaths Caused by Cocaine. An Assessment by Survey. Presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Anaheim, California, February 1991.
4. Young TW: The Significance of Pigmented Pulmonary Macrophages in a Forensic Autopsy Population. Presented at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Boston, Massachusetts, February 1993.
5. Young TW: Basics of Death Investigation. Presented at the 105th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri, October 1996.
6. Pattison CP, Marshall BJ, Young TW and Vergara GG: Is Helicobacter pylori the Missing Link for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)? Supplement to Gastroenterology 112:4, A254, 1997. Presented at the 97th Annual Meeting of the American Gastroenterological Association, May 1997.
7. Young TW, Blanchard CC, Brasfield R: Decapitation by Motorized Shoulder Harness, A Case Report. Presented at the 54th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Atlanta, Georgia, February 2002.
8. Garg U, Althahabi R, Brod M, Young T, Blanchard C: Hyaluronidase as a Liquefying Agent for Chemical Analysis of Vitreous Fluid. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, October 2002.
9. Gill TH, Young TW, Brasfield R: Sudden Death From Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia. Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, San Jose, California, September 2003.
10. Young TW, Gill TH, Brasfield R, Duffey J: Death by Bezoar? Presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, San Jose, California, September 2003.
11. Garg U, Frazee SC, Breckenbach B, Kiscoan M, Johnson L, Miller J, Young TW: Interpreting Postmortem Tricyclic Antidepressant Levels in Vitreous Humor. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists, October 2003.
12. Young TW, Wooden S, Cai J, Hoff GL, Dew PC: The Richard Cory Phenomenon, Suicide and Socioeconomic Status in Kansas City, Missouri. Presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Dallas, Texas, February 2004.
13. Gill TH, Young TW, Willard MJ, Garg U, and Dasuki M: Fatty Oxidation Disorders and Sudden Unexpected Death in Children. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Nashville, Tennessee, September 2004.
14. Gill TH and Young TW: Slavemaster.com, The Serial Murders of John E. Robinson, Sr. Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Nashville, Tennessee, September 2004.
15. Young TW, Brasfield R, and Gill TH: Catch-22 No More! Twenty-two Lessons Learned After 10 years as a Chief Medical Examiner. Presented at the 39th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Medical Examiners, Los Angeles, California, October 2005.
16. Young TW: Forensic Science and the Scientific Method. Presented at the 19th Annual Alumni Reunion Meeting, Department of Pathology and Human Anatomy, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, March 2009.
17. Young TW: Pseudostrangulation. Presented at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Seattle, Washington, February 2010.
18. Young TW: Is It Really So Elementary, My Dear Watson? What Every Attorney Should Know About Flawed Forensic Science Reasoning. Presented at the North American Regional Meeting of the International Society of Family Law, Kansas City, Missouri, June 2010.
19. Young TW: Is It Really So Elementary, My Dear Watson? What Every Attorney Should Know About Flawed Forensic Science Reasoning. Presented at the 15th International Conference of the National Child Abuse Defense and Resource Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, August 2010.
20. Young TW: What Every Pathologist Should Know About Forensic Medicine. Presented at the Osler Institute Pathology Board Review Course, Schaumburg, Illinois, April 2011.
21. Young TW: A “Show-Me” State Doctor Takes On Sherlock Holmes. Presented at the Connecticut Public Defender Spring Seminar, Hartford, Connecticut, May 2011.
22. Young TW: The Most Significant Fallacy of Modern Science. Presented at the Indiana Public Defender Seminar entitled, “Defending Child Abuse Allegations,” Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 2012.