Heidi Jess MD

Heidi Jess, MD

  • Pathology


Altru Hospital

1200 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

About Me

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."

Professional Memberships
  • College of American Pathologists


Medical School

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


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


Cytopathology Fellowship 
University of California Davis Medical Center
Sacramento, CA

Board Certification
  • AP/CP/Cytopathology 
Medical Interests
Special Clinical Interests:
  • Cytopathology