Andrew BakerChief Medical Examiner | Minneapolis, Minnesota
Andrew Baker is the chief medical Examiner for Hennepin, Dakota and Scott counties in Minnesota. Dr. Baker received his B.S. and M.D. degrees from the University of Iowa, completed his pathology residency at the University of Iowa hospitals and clinics, and trained in forensic pathology in Hennepin County.
He served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force and a medical examiner for the Department of Defense, before returning to the Midwest. Dr. Baker has served as the president and chair of the board of the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME), and in 2014, is chair of NAME's Standards Committee. He is also active in the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the Forensic Pathology Committee of the College of American Pathologists. He is an assistant professor (adjunct) in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Baker regularly speaks at the local, regional and national levels about death investigation and forensic pathology. He is on the editorial board of Academic Forensic Pathology (the official publication of NAME) and serves as an ad hoc editor for the Journal of Forensic Sciences. His awards include NAME's Outstanding Service Award, and Star Performer and Champions of Change Awards from Hennepin County.