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We are there to make a difference for you during your difficult time.

Autopsy Center of Chicago provides comprehensive, compassionate, caring private autopsy service for families in bereavement. We are an independent, confidential service.

Casework is meticulous and interactions with families are warm and emotionally available. We work to transform the confusing into the clear; the uncertain into the manageable; the unknown into the known.

The founder, Dr. Ben Margolis, received his B.A. from Harvard University and his M.D. from the University of Chicago. Under his guidance, the Autopsy Center of Chicago addresses a family’s needs on multiple levels, from the emotional to the practical.

Meet Dr. Ben Margolis, Director

In addition, Autopsy Center participates in community and school outreach, professional education, and legislative action. Dr. Margolis’s work with the Judiciary Committee of the Illinois General Assembly in 2011 resulted in an amendment to a bill (now law) empowering families to access the chart of the deceased.

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