Dr. Kris Sperry - Experienced Medical Examiner and Professor

About Dr. Kris Sperry

After earning a bachelor's degree in biology from Kansas State College of Pittsburg, Dr. Kris Sperry earned his doctor of medicine (MD) at the University of Kansas, following which he completed a pathology residency and fellowship at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. During his fellowship, Dr. Kris Sperry began working as a forensic pathologist consultant in criminal and civil legal cases. He soon after began working as a medical investigator in New Mexico and also obtained assistant professor teaching roles at both the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and the Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr. Kris Sperry maintained his teaching role at Emory until 2000, during which time he also served as deputy chief medical examiner in Fulton County, Georgia. He continued to expand upon his teaching experience at the Medical College of Georgia from 2001 to 2015 and, around the same time, served as chief medical examiner for the state of Georgia. During 18 years with the state, he oversaw the work of 14 medical examiners across 153 of Georgia's 159 counties and founded the Child Abuse Investigative Resource Center.

Supplementing his professional pursuits, Dr. Sperry is a fellow of the American Society for Clinical Pathology, the National Association of Medical Examiners, and the College of American Pathologists. His hobbies include reading science fiction and collecting Tibetan religious artifacts.