CSI Forensics Consultant to Speak at SWOSU


Dr. Gary TelgenhoffDr. Gary Telgenhoff, forensics consultant on the hit television drama "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," will speak at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Tuesday, Dec. 5, as part of the SWOSU Panorama series.

Telgenhoff will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus in Weatherford. His talk is entitled “Speak for You: The Real CSI.” Admission is free.

Telgenhoff is currently employed as a forensic pathologist and deputy medical examiner at the Clark County Coroner's Office in Las Vegas, Nevada. TV viewers may also recognize him as the coroner on an anti-drug public announcement, where he describes Ecstasy as the sole cause of death of a young woman.

He sees approximately 1,000 bodies each year, 450 of which he autopsies. Of these cases, 45 are homicides. His presence is often required in court with regard to his findings and determination of cause and manner of death.

Telgenhoff attended graduate school at Eastern Michigan University and received an MS in biology and physiology in 1989. The degree was completed while in the first year of medical school at Michigan State University, which he completed in 1992. He served five years of pathology residency in different locations in Ohio before relocating to Las Vegas.

Along with his professional interests, Telgenhoff is a rock musician who has played with various bands. In fact, some of his music has been played on the soundtrack of a CSI episode.

SWOSU’s Panorama series has been bringing outstanding events to the Weatherford campus since 1991. Panorama is partially supported by an endowed lectureship sponsored by SBC.

For more information on Panorama events, call the SWOSU Public Relations & Marketing Office at 580.774.3063 or e-mail news@swosu.edu.