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Wound Healing Physician Named Among Region's Best by Northern VA Magazine

Wound Healing Physician Named Among Region's Best by Northern VA Magazine

Fredericksburg, VA, May 9, 2019 – Dr. Cornell Shelton, Medical Director of the Mary Washington Healthcare (MWHC) Wound Healing Center Woodbridge, was recently featured as a “Top Doc” in Northern Virginia Magazine. The special edition of the magazine is published annually to list the region’s best doctors.

Dr. Shelton has provided wound care services for over fifteen years. Starting in residency at Schwab Rehabilitation University of Chicago, he performed wound services at the bedside and has always been involved providing inpatient wound care at acute rehabilitation facilities and skilled nursing homes. With a background in physical medicine, his primary concern is to heal the wound beyond the wound bed and he often advises his patients about specialty beds, wheelchair cushions, nutrition, vascular status, blood sugar control, and more to ensure wounds heal and patients return to their best health.

Dr. Shelton received a degree in Chemistry from Morehouse College and a Doctor of Medicine from Howard University College of Medicine. After an internship in General Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, he completed a residency and a fellowship in physical medicine, rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management. He is wound care certified with the National Alliance of Wound Care and Healogics.

Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through over 50 facilities including Mary Washington Hospital, a 451-bed regional medical center, and Stafford Hospital, a 100-bed community hospital. Mary Washington Healthcare is a not-for-profit health system with a longstanding commitment to provide care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, visit

Healogics, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL, is the nation’s wound healing expert. Last year over 330,000 patients received advanced wound care through a nationwide network of nearly 700 Wound Care Centers®. The Healogics team is made up of almost 3,000 employees, 4,000 affiliated physicians and a Healogics Specialty Physician practice group of nearly 300. In addition to the company’s network of outpatient Centers, Healogics partners with over 300 skilled nursing facilities to care for patients with chronic wounds, and provides inpatient consults at more than 80 partner hospitals. As the industry leader, Healogics has the largest repository of chronic wound-specific patient data in the country. The Healogics Wound Science Initiative, an effort launched in 2017 to provide peer-reviewed research, recognizes the value and relevance of big data and advanced analytics to drive continuous, collaborative learning towards a better understanding of how to efficiently utilize healthcare resources for patients with wounds. For additional information, please visit the Healogics website.