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Pathologist who performed autopsy for family of Missouri teen a veteran of high-profile cases

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Former New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden speaks during a news conference to share preliminary results of a second autopsy done on Michael Brown Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in St. Louis County, Mo. The independent autopsy shows 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot at least six times. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (The Associated Press)

Dr. Michael M. Baden, the former chief medical examiner for New York City, conducted an autopsy on an unarmed 18-year-old shot by police in Ferguson, Missouri, at the request of the teen's family. Baden, a veteran pathologist, determined that Michael Brown was shot at least six times including twice in the head.

BORN: July 27, 1934.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Chief medical examiner for New York City, 1978 to 1979; deputy chief medical examiner for Suffolk County, 1981 to 1983; has held faculty positions at Albert Einstein Medical School, Albany Medical College, New York Law School and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

HIGHLIGHTS: Chaired the Forensic Pathology Panel of the U.S. Congress Select Committee on assassinations that investigated the deaths of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr.; served as an expert in forensic pathology in the examination of the remains of Tsar Nicholas of Russia and his family, the death of John Belushi and the re-autopsy of civil rights leader Medgar Evers; testified at the trials of O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bulow; hosted "Autopsy," an HBO documentary series.

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