Corporate Officers

Tim D. Feit, MS, CT (ASCP), CMPE
Rakesh Sarda, MD
Vice President
H. Dan Hoerl, MD
Gaydly Beaubrun, MS, CT (ASCP)

Board of Directors

H. Daniel Hoerl, MD
Cytopathologist – Associated Pathologists, SC
Medical Director – Dane County Cytology Center, Inc.
Kevin A. Kurtz, MD
Cytopathologist – Associated Pathologists, SC
Rakesh Sarda, MD
Pathologist – Wisconsin Pathologists, SC
Associate Medical Director – Dane County Cytology Center, Inc
Lana Steckel
Administrative Director of Meriter Laboratories & Medical Imaging.
Kathryn Swartz, MD
Pathologist – Wisconsin Pathologists, SC.

Leadership Team

H. Daniel Hoerl, MD
Medical Director
Rakesh Sarda, MD
Associate Medical Director
Tim D. Feit, MS, CT (ASCP), CMPE
Administrative Director
Chief Compliance Officer
Rich A. Weidner, CT (ASCP)
Customer Service Specialist
Continuing Education Coordinator
HIPAA Privacy Officer
Elizabeth E. Haas, CT (ASCP)
Specimen Processing Supervisor
Quality Assurance Specialist
CAP Inspection Specialist
Gaydly Beaubrun, MS CT (ASCP)
Molecular Testing Supervisor
LIS Coordinator
Brian Schauer, CT (ASCP)
FNA Service Coordinator

Staff Pathologists

Jessica B. Bekker, MD
John A. Flickinger, MD
Molly A. Gurney, MD
H. Daniel Hoerl, MD
Kevin A. Kurtz, MD
Rakesh Sarda, MD
Kathryn M. Swartz, MD
Jingnan Xiao, MD
Song Q. Zhao, MD


Dane County Citology Center


My association with Dane County Cytology began in 2001 when I started Endocrine practice in Madison, Wisconsin. I have found them to be truly exceptional partners who have helped improve patient care. Over the years my colleagues and I have tapped into their expertise which has greatly enhanced our diagnostic accuracy.  Their knowledgeable and friendly staff have always been available and are more than willing to go the extra distance to clarify and discuss clinical issues.  Results are always delivered promptly and with clarity. I would recommend their services without any reservation.

Bharat Raman, MD
Dean Clinic


I have practiced gynecology in Madison, Wisconsin for the last 20 years. During that time I have worked closely with Dane County Cytology Center. I have been impressed by the service, integrity and availability of the Cytology Center. On many occasions, I have asked for comparison of specimens interpreted at other laboratories and this has been done without reservation. This allowed me to provide the best possible treatment to my patients. I would highly recommend the services of Dane County Cytology Center.

Barbara O’Connell, MD
WomenCare Clinic


I have utilized Dane County Cytology for well over 10 years for thyroid biopsies. Having onsite specimen adequacy analysis has been an invaluable service to our patients. The cytologists are always prompt and professional. They are also thorough, knowledgeable, and approachable. I would highly recommend Dane County Cytology.

Paul M. Reber, DO
Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism
Dean Clinic


In the many years I’ve worked with Dane County Cytology Center, through Upland Hills Health, I’ve been impressed with the knowledge and quick turnaround time of Pap test results.  Between our clinics in Highland, Montfort, Spring Green and Dodgeville, we send approximately 35 Pap tests to the Dane County Cytology Center for analysis every month.  The group is always friendly and easy to work with and any questions are quickly and easily answered.

Catherine Blume, APNP
Blackhawk Area Health Care, an Upland Hills Health clinic
Highland and Montfort, WI