Welcome to Heartland Forensic Pathology, LLC

Heartland Forensic Pathology, LLC was founded by Thomas W. Young, MD, a pathologist certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic, Clinical and Forensic Pathology. His experience and expertise are available to those who need a forensic pathologist.

The Mission of Heartland Forensic Pathology:

  • To provide expert consultation in forensic pathology, not only in the Heartland of the United States of America but also throughout the world
  • To find the truth without prejudice behind any sudden, unexpected, violent, or otherwise unexplained injury or death to the extent that it can be found with modern forensic science methods
  • To ensure that services are performed with integrity, accuracy and professionalism

Learn more about Dr. Thomas Young

Dr. Young’s book

portrait of dr. thomas young

If you would like to learn more about the book and maybe order one, click here.

For those who want access to my earlier writings but get an Error 404 message after clicking on and following the Writing tab:

Unfortunately, a recent upgrade of the website has not made it possible for anyone to gain access to my earlier writings, and I haven’t yet figured out what to do about it. Until I do, allow me to allow you access to some of my important writings:

Download The Inferential Test is Always True. Think of it as a Law. (PDF)

This is for those with some knowledge of statement and predicate logic who want to see logical proof that the Inferential Test is always true, all the time, under all circumstances. The Inferential Test is, “One can be reasonably certain if witness accounts of the past are consistent or not consistent with physical evidence in the present, but one cannot reliably surmise past events from physical evidence unless there is only one plausible explanation for that evidence.”

Download Diatoms, Retinal Hemorrhages, and Other Forensic Tests (PDF)

Another technical treatise for those with some knowledge of Bayes’ theorem and probability theory. It also provides a “list of rules” for the application of forensic science tests to casework.

Download Forensic Inference Emails Part 1 (PDF)

Download Forensic Inference Emails Part 2 (PDF)

I wrote multiple emails from 2012 to 2015 for subscribers on a list. They were intended for attorneys and others without technical expertise in forensic science. They simplify forensic inference in a way a layperson can understand.

Download Appendix—The Logic Behind the Inferential Test (PDF)

This is what I intended to be placed at the end of my book, but the publisher preferred that I post it on my website instead.

I frequently post on Twitter and LinkedIn.