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Sanford Worthington expands cancer services

Dr. Weng, new hematologist / oncologist, joins Sanford Cancer team

(Worthington, MN) – Sanford Worthington is pleased to announce the expansion of its cancer services with the addition of Liangping Weng, MD to its medical staff. Dr. Weng, a hematologist / oncologist, is the newest member of the Sanford Cancer team based in Sioux Falls, SD. Dr. Weng’s addition means the Sanford Cancer program expands to Worthington. Dr. Weng began seeing patients at Sanford Worthington Cancer Clinic on March 4. He joins H. Jae Yoon, MD, a radiation oncologist who has been a part of the Worthington cancer program since 2010. 

Liangping_Weng_150X150Dr. Weng received his medical degree in 1984 from China. He completed his internal medical residency at the Mount Vernon Hospital in New York and his hematology/oncology fellowship at Boston University Medical Center. Dr. Weng is board certified with the American Board of Internal Medicine and specializes in blood diseases (hematology) and cancers (medical oncology).

 “Adding Dr. Weng to the Sanford Cancer program and our Sanford Worthington family is a great benefit for this area,” stated Mike Hammer, CEO of Sanford Worthington Medical Center. “Worthington and the surrounding communities have not had a local hematologist/oncologist until now. His direct connection to the Sanford Cancer team in Sioux Falls also means our patients here have access to the latest treatments and research.”

 Dr. Weng has also conducted his own extensive research. His studies with Boston University, Dana-Farbar Cancer Institute and Ohio State University on the molecular and genetic base of the malignancy behavior of cancer cells yielded more than ten first authored and several coauthored papers including Current Biology, Cancer Research and Mol.Hum.Get.

 “Dr. Weng’s extensive training and research make him an integral part of our Sanford Cancer team,” says Michael Keppen, MD, oncologist, Sanford Cancer. ”His contributions to our team will not only benefit patients in the Worthington area but all of our Sanford Cancer patients.”

 Dr. Weng will provide outreach in Jackson, MN; Slayton, MN; Tracy, MN; Windom, MN and Sheldon, IA.

 Dr. Weng is married with two children. He has relocated to Worthington and his family will join him this summer. His wife is a professor and research scientist. In his spare time, he enjoys being with family and friends, playing cards and gardening.

 For more information or to make an appointment with Dr. Weng, please contact Sanford Worthington Cancer Clinic at (507) 343-6100. Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 About Sanford Worthington
Sanford Worthington is located in Worthington, MN and includes Sanford Worthington Medical Center, Sanford Worthington Clinic, Sanford Worthington Acute Care Clinic, Sanford Worthington Surgery Clinic, Sanford Worthington Outreach Specialty Clinic, Sanford Worthington OB/GYN Clinic, Sanford Worthington Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Sanford Worthington Cancer Clinic, and Sanford Cancer Center. As members of Sanford Health system, Sanford Worthington is dedicated to providing the best health care services to Worthington and the surrounding communities. For more information about Sanford Worthington, visit



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