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Sanford joins Bemidji radiology department

BEMIDJI — Dr. Matthew F. Sanford has joined Sanford Bemidji Main Clinic in the Radiology Department.

Sanford, a Bemidji native, attended Bemidji High School and was mentored in high school by Dr. Dan DeKrey, senior executive vice president at Sanford Health. He later went on to attend the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health in Grand Forks, where he received his doctorate in 2001 and completed an internship in 2002.  Sanford completed his residency in diagnostic radiology and a musculoskeletal radiology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wis. Following his fellowship in Wisconsin, he became a partner with Saint Paul Radiology P.A. in St. Paul.

In 2011, Sanford made the decision to further expand his training in women’s imaging. He accepted a fellowship at Brown University in Providence, R.I., which he completed in 2012, prior to moving back to Bemidji. Fellowship-trained in women’s imaging, Sanford is excited to return to Bemidji to care for patients and to advocate for pioneering research that will end breast cancer.

“It’s always nice when a hometown boy returns to care for the community that cared for him while growing up,” DeKrey said. “I’m especially pleased to see Matt practicing in Bemidji and bringing his extensive expertise in the area of breast health to women of the Bemidji area.”

Sanford is board-certified by the American Board of Radiology. He is married and has one child.

Sanford Radiology specializes in providing imaging services to diagnose and treat a variety of injuries and diseases. With multiple imaging services including x-rays, MRI, CT, ultrasound and mammography services, Sanford’s radiologists and technologists work closely with referring physicians to enable precise diagnostic and therapeutic services.