Shannon Welter, MD

Community Pathologist, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology

Shannon Welter

Contact Info

Office Phone 952-292-5066

Office Address:
M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave S.
Edina, MN 55435

MD, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland, 2009

Residency in Pathology, Naval Medical Center San Diego San Diego, California, 2017

Fellowship in Gynecologic & Breast Cancer, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, 2021

BS, Biology, University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2004

Transitional Internship, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California, 2010


Dr. Welter is a community pathologist at M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital. She received an MD from the Uniformed Services University, completed residency training in pathology at the Naval Medical College in San Diego, and a breast and gynecologic pathology fellowship in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LMP), University of Minnesota.

Welter served on active duty in the United States Navy from 2005 - 2021 including as a staff pathologist at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was medical director of the anatomic and clinical laboratory. Welter joined LMP from Hennepin Healthcare where she was a staff anatomic pathologist and medical director of histology and immunohistochemistry.


Breast and gynecologic pathology

Awards & Recognition

Honors and Awards

Military Awards

2020  Humanitarian Service Medal

2013 Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal

2009 Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

2009 Meritorious Unit Commendation

2005 National Defense Service Medal

Professional Associations

Member, College of American Pathologists (CAP)

Member, USCAP




Welter SM, Racila E. Invasive breast carcinoma of no special type and variants: Medullary. website. Feb. 24, 2022.

Welter SM, Khalifa MA. Germ-cell tumors: Teratoma-mature. website. Oct. 13, 2021

Welter SM, DeLuca-Johnson J, Thompson K. Histologic review of sarcoidosis in a neck lymph node. Head Neck Pathol. 2017 Aug 29.

Poster Presentations

Welter SM, Amaro D, Valentine J. Heat Stroke Death with Spectrum of Neuropathologic Findings. American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2015.