Sanford Health welcomes system’s only molecular pathologist 

Jon Berg
Sanford Health Media Relations
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SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Oct. 21, 2021 — Rachel Starks, MD, PhD, molecular pathology, recently joined Sanford Imagenetics in Sioux Falls. Dr. Starks is Sanford Health’s only molecular pathologist, focusing on analyzing patient’s DNA from blood and tissue to assist in diagnosing disease and providing information to help guide patient treatment.

She graduated from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, where she earned her degrees and completed fellowships in surgical pathology and molecular genetics pathology. She is board certified in Anatomic & Clinical Pathology by the American Board of Pathology.

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