About The Chicago Area Autopsy Service

The Chicago Area Autopsy Service (CAAS) was formed in 1991 in response to helping such families resolve these issues surrounding the death of a loved one. CAAS has established relationships with funeral homes, nursing homes, hospices, and emergency rooms as a resource to let family members know about the availability of our private autopsy services. Our trained pathologists specialize in autopsy pathology and are willing to perform complete (or limited) autopsies on individuals who expire within the greater Chicago area. The autopsies are performed in the autopsy suites of Northshore University Hospital at 2650 Ridge Avenue in Evanston, Illinois or Genesis Lab at MacNeal Hospital Berwyn IL. where we perform some 200 autopsies of hospitalized patients from the Northshore and Vanguard Hospital network as well as from one dozen additional area hospitals who have contracted with CAAS to perform autopsies on their hospitalized patients who have died.

Staff
Our staff consists of:

In Memory Of

Karl G Smith Sr.
Past President / Co Founder


Darrell Zack Qualls.,
President

Michael W Kaufman,
MD Co-Medical Director

Randall K McGivney,
D.O. FCAP MBA


Christopher Peace,
Manager

Cynthia R. Qualls,
Director of Finance

Kunle Adetunji,
M.S., PA(ASCP)
MBA PHD PA Supervisor


Lori Katz,
M.S., PA(ASCP)

Szilvia Bera,
MS., PA(ASCP)

Brian Abrahamson,
HLT(ASCP)
Grossing Tech


Kevin Jones,
Autopsy Tech

Alvin Alexander,
Transportation

Karl G. Smith Jr.,
Autopsy Tech / PA Student

Lisa Smith,
Autopsy Coordinator / Receptionist


NOT PICTURED
Sean Fitzpatrick
Autopsy Tech
NOT PICTURED
LaShawn Ohara
Autopsy Tech