Dr. Telgenhoff is
currently employed as a Forensic Pathologist and Deputy Medical Examiner
at the Clark County Coroner's Office, Las Vegas, Nevada.
He originally began the job seeing 1000 (45 of which were monicides) per year. Now with the addition of new staff the number has dropped to a comfortable number of about 700 with approximately 35 homicides a year. His presence is often required in court with regard to his
findings and determination of cause and manner of death.
best describe the path to his present occupation.
Gary was born in
Cadillac, Michigan, population approximately 10,000.
His father, Don,
is a retired Telephone Man. His mother, Ella is a Housewife. His sister Judy, employee of FourWinns Boats, mother grandmother.
Dr. T. lived in
a lower, middle class life style and graduated from Cadillac
Senior High School in the lower 25th percentile of his class.
Although there may
have been "more" potential there, the majority of his young
life he was interested in nothing but drums, bands, and rock and roll.
The interest became
an obsession and a dream of playing the big stages.
The obsession continued
through four years at Spring Arbor College in Michigan. After graduation in 1979 with a degree in biology and chemistry,
he pursued music with various bands making a modest living in clubs
Some of the musicians
he performed with were: Don
Hartman (from the Michigan band Frost), Dick
Wagner (guitarist for Lou
Reed and Alice
Robbins (keyboardist for Bob
Weck (drummer for Brownsville
Station and producer for Blackfoot).
He replaced Henry Weck in the Michigan band Whiz
Kidz (founded by Pat
McCaffrey and now based in Palm Springs California.)
Although an aspiring
musician Dr. T also had an interest in science. He chose to enter graduate
school at Eastern Michigan University and
received an MS in biology/physiology in
The degree was completed
while in the first year of Medical School at Michigan
State University. Gary continued to perform with the Whiz
Kidz during this time.
Medical School was
completed in 1992, followed by internship, two years of pathology residency
at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland,
Ohio, two years of pathology residency at Medical
College of Ohio, Toledo, Ohio and one year of Forensic Pathology
fellowship at Montgomery County Crime Lab,
During this time
Dr. Telgenhoff continued to perform as a one-man act, "Badd
Gary had a rather rough road through his medical training due to his
resistance to the "Doctor Thing". He did not recognize "status",
hierarchy, dogmatic authority, "God Complex", or the need
to suck up to anyone or anything. Needless to say, he did not win many
friends in the profession, which was just fine by him. He was often
scorned and left out due to his stubborn childish obsession with rock
and roll, use of street slang, dark and vulgar humor, and association
with common people.
most valued accomplishment is succeeding in medicine while
retaining his identity and enthusiasm for music.
fled Ohio like a stripped - assed - gazelle for Las Vegas, Nevada his second home.
is about to enter his tenth year as Medical Examiner for Clark
creation of SkinnerRat and Ratzass
Productions began during the first year in Las Vegas, 1998.
majority of his "free time" is spent in his digital studio,
writing, recording and producing.
He continues to consult with the CBS drama CSI three to four times a week. He also consults with the new TV show BONES. Many writers of books, articles, movies and TV shows approach DrT for advice.
Appearances in interviews and PBS spots are becomming common in multiple countries.
DrT now supports a Softball team in Las Vegas "The SkinnerRats" Check out their corner on this site comming soon.
DrT speaks nationally to colleges and other venues regarding the show CSI, reality versus the TV show. The title is "Speak for You: the real Vegas CSI" managed by Jodi Solomon Speakers Boston, MA.
The ambition and drive continue for producing music for this recording project SkinnerRat. This involves collaboration with Dick Wagner, Jeff Bower, Eric Bloom and Danny Miranda (Blue Oyster Cult).
lady Dana and dog Dewey do their best to tolerate the whole thing.