forensic pathology in Honolulu



Forensics Hawaii


E mail: kanthi.dealwis@gmail.com


Former Chief Medical Examiner, Honolulu, Hawaii


​​​Areas of Expertise


Death Investigation, Cause and Manner of Death Certification

Deaths Related to Surgical or Medical Intervention


Courtroom Testimony, Criminal and Civil Litigation


Law Enforcement Related Fatalities, Excited Delirium Syndrome, Child Abuse and Neglect, Natural Death, Sudden Unexplained Infant/Child Death Investigation, Blunt Force Trauma, Gunshot Wounds, Drug and Alcohol Related Fatalities, Electrical Injuries, Thermal Injuries, Sharp Force Injuries, Drowning, Motor Vehicle Fatalities, Domestic Violence/Elder Abuse, Suicide, Deaths Related to Asphyxia


Medical Review Officer; Work Place Drug and Alcohol Testing


Professional Experience

Performed approximately over 8000 forensic autopsies since 1984 (In Honolulu, Hilo, Maui, Molokai and Kauai)

Expert witness testimony in Circuit, District and Federal courts of the State of Hawaii in criminal and civil litigation cases (totaling approximately 1000 court and deposition  appearances since 1985)


Plaintiff or Defense Attorney, Civil Litigation

Prosecutor or Defense Attorney, Criminal Litigation