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Posted on: March 29, 2016

KC Star Profiles Chief Medical Examiner

Dr. Diane Peterson


As a young girl growing up in the Flint Hills of Kansas, Diane Peterson always was around when her father cleaned game he had killed. 

“What does this do?” her father, a wildlife biologist and avid hunter and outdoorsman, would ask as he pointed to a part of the animal’s body. 

“And what does this do?” he’d challenge her. 

“I always really had a love of anatomy,” she said. So it’s not surprising she’d find a career determining the cause of a person’s death. 

Peterson, now 38, recently became the new Jackson County chief medical examiner. She replaced Mary Dudley, who retired last fall after serving eight years at the helm.

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