Dr. Judy Melinek is a San Francisco-based Forensic Pathologist and an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCSF Medical Center. She earned her college degree from Harvard and received her medical degree and pathology residency training at UCLA. During her fellowship in forensic pathology at the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Manhattan, she performed 247 autopsies and identified victims from the World Trade Center terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. She became an Assistant Medical Examiner in Santa Clara County for one year before coming to San Francisco, where she has worked since 2004.
'Far from the magic we see on TV, Working Stiff describes forensic pathology in the real world. The book is a compelling and absorbing read.' - Kathy Reichs.