About Dr. Satish Chundru
Board Certified Forensic Pathologist
Dr. Chundru is a Forensic Pathologist with more than twenty years of experience investigating deaths and serious injuries. His private practice supports individuals, families, attorneys, law enforcement, and businesses throughout the United States.
Clients rely on Dr. Chundru’s services in part because of his comprehensive knowledge and attention to detail. He has performed more than 8,500 autopsy procedures and has reviewed several thousand forensic cases over the course of his career. He is only one of about 600 Board Certified Forensic Pathologists in the country.
Just as important as his expertise is the professional and compassionate approach he follows. Dr. Chundru’s work gives families answers and closure, helps attorneys understand the medical aspects of their case, supports police officers in their research, and guides companies in issues of risk and liability.
“I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your kindness, understanding and helping me digest how my father passed. My pain still exist but at least I know there was no gross negligence that caused my father’s death. I appreciate the gift of knowing and not having to carry the burden of the unknown.”
– P.M. Austin, Tx
Dr. Chundru offers clients guidance based on his extensive training and real-world application. Before entering private practice, he spent 10 years with the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office for Travis County in Austin, Texas. His work supported the office through several roles, including as Deputy Chief Medical Examiner and Interim Chief Medical Examiner. Prior to his time in Austin, he served as the Associate Medical Examiner for Miami-Dade County in Florida for nearly three years.
Dr. Chundru has experience as a Forensic Pathologist in field, academic, and laboratory settings. This background has helped him to simplify complex scientific issues for clients and to analyze forensic data thoroughly. He teaches as an adjunct professor with the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He continues to serve as lab director for several Texas-based facilities.
Education and Training
Satish Chundru received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He completed a five-year residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. His experience in the pathology residency program included a surgical pathology fellowship, service as chief resident in autopsy and neuropathology, and studies in crime scene investigation.
Based on this work, Dr. Chundru was selected for the prestigious fellowship with the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner’s Department. During his participation in this top program, he received his Board Certification in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology.
Memberships and Professional Contributions
Dr. Chundru is a member of the most prominent organizations in forensic pathology, including the National Association of Medical Examiners, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, and American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP). He holds medical licenses in Texas, Nevada, and Utah.
Beyond his professional work as a Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Chundru has been featured as an expert through television appearances with Dr. Sanjay Gupta, on A&E’s The First 48 Hours, and as part of local news broadcasts. He has also served as an invited conference lecturer on issues relevant to forensic analysis, including death certification, forensic autopsy, toxicology, prescription drug abuse, and SIDS.
Satish Chundru was born in Bethesda, Maryland but grew up in Texas. He based his practice there to be close to his family, as spending time with his parents, brothers, and other relatives is one of the most important aspects of his life. He and his wife married in October 2019 and welcomed their first child in January 2023.
While Satish follows a very busy professional schedule, he enjoys sports — particularly basketball — and loves to cook, socialize, and travel. He believes that his career as a Forensic Pathologist has given him a unique perspective on living life as well as possible and on honoring the family. Through his work, it is his goal to give the families of loved ones and all of the clients he serves the information, support, and care that they deserve.