Paul Lappinga, MD

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Paul Lappinga, MD - Cytopathology



Medical School
University of Minnesota Medical School (Minneapolis, MN)
University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences (Grand Forks, ND)
Clinical & Anatomical Pathology: Mayo Clinic & Graduate School (Rochester, MN)
Cytopathology: Mayo Clinic & Graduate School (Rochester, MN)
American Board of Pathology: Anatomic & Clinical

Areas of Expertise

Surgical Pathology

Philosophy of Care

"The best interest of the patient is the only interest to be considered ." - Dr. William J. Mayo

Unique Medical Experience and Research

1: Lappinga PJ, Kip NS, Jin L, Lloyd RV, Henry MR, Zhang J, Nassar A. HMGA2 gene expression analysis performed on cytologic smears to distinguish benign from malignant thyroid nodules. Cancer Cytopathol. 2010 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20597139.

2: Lappinga PJ, Abraham SC, Murray JA, Vetter EA, Patel R, Wu TT. Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth: histopathologic features and clinical correlates in an underrecognized entity. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2010 Feb;134(2):264-70. PubMed PMID: 20121616.

3: Wood AJ, Lappinga PJ, Ahmed I. Hepatocellular carcinoma metastatic to skin: diagnostic utility of antihuman hepatocyte antibody in combination with albumin in situ hybridization. J Cutan Pathol. 2009 Feb;36(2):262-6. Epub 2008 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 18727662.

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Hobbies and Personal Interests

Dr. Lappinga enjoys spending time with family, fishing and cooking.
Primary Practice Location

Sanford Broadway Clinic

801 Broadway N
Fargo, ND 58102
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M–F: 8:00 AM–5:00 PM



(701) 234-2637


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