Doug has completed the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Medicolegal Death Investigator Training Course, the National Mass Fatalities Institute Incident Response Course, and the SORTA/Regional Medical Response System Tabletop Exercise.
In 1997 after a review of qualifications by the credentials committee of the Kentucky Medical Examiners Advisory Commission, Doug was awarded the honor of Advanced and Master Coroner status certification. Doug, offers years of experience and maintains his Certified Coroner status through completing annual in-service training courses given by the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training and the Kentucky State Coroner's Association.
Doug is a member of the Kentucky State Coroner’s Association, Kentucky State Coroner/Medical Examiner Incident Response Team, and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Disaster Committee.
Doug has worked closely with Boone County's law enforcement and participated in training of the airport and counties Paramedics, E.M.T.'s, Firefighters and Health Care Professionals.
Doug formed Northern Kentucky's first Child Fatality Review Team in 2000.
The Coroners duty is to investigate and perform post mortem examinations to determine identity, cause and manner of death.