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Pathology

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Sharon H. Banister, MD

Sharon H. Banister, MD

Sharon H. Banister, M.D. Rice Memorial Hospital

Service Line:
Pathology

Education and Training:

Medical School: University of Minnesota

Fellowship: University of Minnesota (surgical pathology and blood bank)

Graduate School: University of Minnesota (Ph.D. in Microbiology)

Certification: American Board of Pathology (AP/CP)

Professional Associations and Activities: Alexandria Technical College (medical director of the MLT program)

Areas of Special Interest: Blood bank, pulmonary pathology, breast pathology

Biography: Sharon is a native Minnesotan who has been with MPC since 1996. She admits to liking the diversity of the Minnesota climate (yes, even the winter!) and its landscapes, both of which are daily experienced with her two canine companions. At work, all of the many different areas of pathology are enjoyed, and at home, a variety of hobbies (e.g. quilting, photography, and collecting) bring fun and relaxation.

Lee L. Cafferty, MD

Lee L. Cafferty, MD

Lee L. Cafferty, M.D. Minnesota Pathologists Chartered

Service Line:
Pathology

Education and Training:

Medical School: Johns Hopkins University

Residency: The Johns Hopkins University (anatomic pathology) Baylor University (clinical pathology)

Fellowships: University of Texas Medical Branch (surgical pathology), M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (cytopathology)

Certification(s): American Board of Pathology (AP/CP, Cytopathology, Hematology)

Areas of Special Interest: Hematopathology,
Cytopathology, GI pathology, immunohistochemistry,
and Dermatopathology

Biography: Lee has been with MPC since 1992. He enjoys nearly all aspects of pathology, especially working with patients during bone marrow biopsies. In his spare time, he enjoys the outdoors, taking care of the woods and the conservation reserve property on the family farm, photography, and aviation.

Kent J. Donelan, MD

Kent J. Donelan, MD

Kent J. Donelan, M.D. Minnesota Pathologists Chartered

Service Line:
Pathology

Education and Training:

Medical School: University of South Dakota School of Medicine

Residency: University of South Dakota Pathology Residency Program

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic (Surgical Pathology Fellowship)

Certification: American Board of Pathology (AP/CP)

Biography: Kent is a native of South Dakota. Having recently finished his residency and fellowship training, he now resides in Willmar with his wife and four children. In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.

Pat M. Hoeft, MD

Pat M. Hoeft, MD

Pat M. Hoeft, M.D. Minnesota Pathologists Chartered

Service Line:
Pathology

Education and Training:

Medical School: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

Internship: Hennepin County Medical Center (rotating clinical internship)

Residency: Hennepin County Medical Center

Certification: American Board of Pathology (AP/CP)

Areas of Special Interest: Clinical chemistry, OB/GYN pathology

Biography: Pat, a native Minnesotan, joined MPC in 1998. A former lab technician, she enjoys the wide variety and challenge that anatomic and clinical pathology offer. Pat has four grown children, nine grandchildren, and a dog, Bailey. Outside interests include spending time with her family, reading, needlework, digital photography, involvement in a single mom’s ministry, enjoying her lake cottage, and travel.

Steve M. Vanderwerf, MD

Steve M. Vanderwerf, MD

Steve M. Vanderwerf, M.D. Minnesota Pathologists Chartered

Service Line:
Pathology

Education and Training:

Medical School: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

Residency: University of Minnesota – Minneapolis

Certification: American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)

Scope of Practice: Autopsy, breast pathology, cytology (including performance of fine needle aspiration), dermatopathology, hematopathology (including performance of bone marrow biopsy), GI pathology, laboratory management and teaching

Biography: Steve has been with MPC since 2009 and brings enthusiasm for all aspects of anatomic and clinical pathology. Western Minnesota is familiar to Steve, as both of his parents were raised in the Redwood Falls area and much of his extended family still lives in the region. Outside of work, Steve enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, fishing, and camping.