Welcome to Kathryn Swartz, Rakesh Sarda and Jennifer Xiao who join the department as new faculty!

Drs. Swartz, Sarda and Xiao join the department as part of Meriter Pathology Integration, effective Jan. 1, 2020. All three are former Chief Residents of our Department and we are happy to welcome them back! Initially, Drs. Swartz, Sarda and Xiao will continue to focus on pathology work at Meriter Hospital and various outreach sites before adding different responsibilities at UW Hospital during 2020.

After completing her AP/CP residency at UW, Kathryn Swartz, MD was a Surgical Pathology Fellow at the Mayo Clinic for one year and then joined the Pathology Department at Meriter Hospital in 2008. In 2012, she became Department Chair and Medical Director of the Meriter Hospital Laboratory. She is also Medical Director for the Richland Hospital Laboratory.

Rakesh Sarda, MD joined Meriter Hospital in 2003 after completing 2 years as an Associate Professor at the Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences in Pokhara, Nepal, and one year as a Surgical Pathology Fellow at the Mayo Clinic. Since joining Meriter, Dr. Sarda has been Lab Director and Staff Pathologist at numerous regional hospitals in Wisconsin and holds positions as Director of both Immunohistochemistry and Histology at Meriter Hospital.

Jingnan (Jennifer) Xiao, MD, PhD completed her AP/CP residency at UW in 2013. After a Hematopathology Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, she joined the Department of Pathology at Meriter Hospital in 2014. Currently, she is Lab Director of Hematology and Point-of-care testing at Meriter. Dr. Xiao has a PhD in Pathology from the University of Oklahoma.