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Jeffrey J. Pelton, MD, Appointed to Society of Surgical Oncology Committee

Jeffrey J. Pelton, MD, Appointed to Society of Surgical Oncology Committee

Fredericksburg, VA (April 15, 2021) – Jeffrey J. Pelton, MD, MWHC Surgical Oncology has been appointed to a committee position with the Society of Surgical Oncology. The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) is a US-based professional society with an international membership and scope. It is widely considered the premier surgical oncology organization in the world. The SSO mission statement is "To provide multidisciplinary patient care by advancing the science, education, and practice of cancer surgery worldwide."

“I was both honored and humbled to receive an e-mail from the SSO informing me that I have been selected to serve as a Committee Member on the Endocrine Disease Site Work Group. These committees serve the Society as scientific advisory committees and are the functional entities that execute the work of the Society at the direction of the SSO Executive Leadership and Strategic Plan,” says Dr. Pelton.

Dr. Daniel Woodford, Mary Washington Primary Care said, “We are so pleased to have Dr. Pelton represent Mary Washington Medical Group and the community through his work with such an important group within the Society of Surgical Oncology. His experience, quality, compassion, and expertise in the field of Surgical Oncology exemplify the qualities we value most among our providers in serving the Fredericksburg and surrounding areas.”

Responsibilities as a Committee Member will include reviews of current clinical practice and research, collaborating with the SSO Education Council to develop Continuing Medical Education (CME) and other educational offerings, reviewing abstracts for the annual SSO Clinical Congress, writing content material for CME, helping develop consensus statements on current clinical practice, and reviewing articles for publication in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Pelton says, “It represents a challenging opportunity to serve a prestigious medical organization on a national level and carries forth the Mary Washington brand. My appointment is for two years and will serve voluntarily.”

About Mary Washington Healthcare

Mary Washington Healthcare is a fully integrated, regional medical system that provides inpatient and outpatient care through more than 50 facilities and services including Mary Washington Hospital, a 471-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 providing care regardless of ability to pay. For more information about our services and facilities, please visit

About Mary Washington Medical Group

Mary Washington Medical Group, a division of Mary Washington Healthcare, has over 30 primary care and specialty practices and more than 225 providers in the greater Fredericksburg region. With specialties ranging from family medicine to highly specialized surgical care, Mary Washington Medical Group offers a patient-centered experience and provides access to leading-edge clinical expertise and technology available throughout Mary Washington Healthcare. Visit to learn more.