Our Team

Charles Sturgis, MD

“Dr. Chuck” received his M.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine in 1992.  Following medical school, he completed AP/CP residency at Northwestern University’s McGaw Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, in 1997. This was followed by a year of fellowship in cytopathology at The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. His prior professional roles have included positions as the Director of FNA Services at Pittsburgh’s Allegheny General Hospital, the Director of Cytopathology at Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, PLLC Board Member at CellNetix Pathology in Seattle, and Associate Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine with additional responsibilities as Program Director of the Women’s Health Pathology Fellowship and Associate Program Director for AP for pathology residency. He was most recently Professor of Pathology and Director of Pathology Residencies at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. He is the author of more than 110 peer reviewed publications as well as the author of book chapters, editorials, educational writings, medical photographs, instructional videos and abstracts. In recent years, he has co-authored two pathology textbooks. His chief professional interests include cytopathology, breast pathology, and thoracic pathology. In 2023, Dr. Sturgis transitioned to his current role as an attending pathologist with HPA / Allina in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is fortunate to be a member of this organization.

During his career, Dr. Chuck has worked with hundreds of medical students, residents, fellows, and visitors, relishing his time as an educator and mentor. He enjoys interactions with friends and family and is an animal lover with hounds, cats and fish at home. Walks in the quiet of nature, lawn work, music and cooking good food are solace. His husband Jim is the most important ingredient for happiness…

Pathology Sub-specialties


Undergraduate Education

  • Southwestern College, BS, Biology, BA, Chemistry

Medical Education

  • University of Kansas School of Medicine


  • Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, AP/CP


  • University of Texas, The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Cytopathology