Dr. Terry Welke, Calcasieu Parish Coroner, Named Forensic Leader

 Dr. Terry Welke, Coroner Calcasieu Parish

Dr. Terry Welke, Coroner Calcasieu Parish

Dr. Terry Welke has been the Medical Examiner for several regions around his parish, and has held the Coroner position in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana since 1996. Dr. Welke listens and is open to perspectives and information when collaborating with the Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency (LOPA) to improve organ, tissue and eye donation, and changed his position and practices to support pre-autopsy donation. He helped create the Coroner Sub-Committee at LOPA and continues to support and serve on this committee. The quote for the Calcasieu Parish Coroner office when it comes to donation is "Life Trumps Death Every Time".

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Click here to watch his interview with KPLC TV in Lake Charles.