Heidi Jess

Heidi Jess, MD



Heidi Jess, MD, is a pathologist at Altru Health System. Outside of work, she enjoys outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, kayaking and snowboarding, arts and craft projects, including drawing, painting, sewing and refinishing furniture, and spending time with her husband, twin boys, dogs, family and friends.


Philosophy Of Medicine

"I strive to make an impact on my patient's health and the community by providing accurate and timely diagnoses to ease my patient's anxiety, by working in collaboration with clinicians to provide a better understanding of disease processes, help guide therapeutic decisions and in cancer screening, and by continuously learning as the complexity of pathology grows."

Special Practices and Procedures

  • Cytopathology


Medical Education

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota


University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, Anatomical and Clinical Pathology Residency


University of California Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California, Cytopathology Fellowship


  • AP/CP/Cytopathology, Board Certified

Professional Memberships

  • College of American Pathologists


  • Altru Hospital

    1200 S. Columbia Rd. Grand Forks, ND 58201

    Main: 701.780.5000
    Alternate: 800.732.4277