New Pathologist Joins HRMC Medical Staff
June 01, 2017
HURON, S.D. – Huron Regional Medical Center announces the addition of Rick Sarli, M.D., board-certified pathologist, to the HRMC medical staff
As HRMC’s pathologist, Dr. Sarli supports other medical staff professionals by providing diagnostic services through the examination and interpretation of tests involving body tissues, blood and other body fluids. He also oversees HRMC’s clinical laboratory and blood bank.
“When a physician takes a tissue sample from a patient’s breast or skin, for example, I examine it for disease,” Dr. Sarli says. “Other parts of my job include supervising our laboratory technologists, ensuring the quality of laboratory-related testing, offering guidance to physicians as to which tissue and how much to remove for biopsies, and working closely with surgeons during operations when they need pathology services.”
Dr. Sarli earned a doctor of medicine at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. He completed his internal medicine internship and residency at the University of Pretoria Training Hospitals in Pretoria, South Africa. He also completed fellowships in hematology at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas, and Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology as well as hematopathology/hematology.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sarli has practiced pathology in Indiana, Missouri, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and New York. Even after 30 years of practice, he still loves his specialty.
“Pathology encompasses the study of every known disease, which makes it challenging and interesting because there’s always something new to learn,” he says. “Every day, I may have the opportunity to see something I’ve never encountered before.”
Dr. Sarli and his wife have three adult children – one lives in Sioux Falls and two live in Fargo – and five grandchildren. Pathology calls for keen attention to detail, a skill Dr. Sarli hones when enjoying his hobbies: gardening and restoring historic buildings, particularly Victorian homes.
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