Believe it or not, only 11 orthopedic surgeons have practiced medicine here at Blue Ridge over the past 45 years. With an average tenure of 18 years, our current team of surgeons has treated a countless number of patients in our community and is widely known for the highest standard of patient care.
As of Aug. 1, 2022, we can include Miguel Pelton, MD, as surgeon number 12.
“We feel privileged to provide care to the communities that we serve, and we always want to ensure high quality and compassionate care to our patients. Dr. Pelton joining us allows us to carry on that tradition,” says CEO Mark Schwartz.
Dr. Pelton specializes in orthopedic sports medicine, and looks forward to treating those in our community whose active lifestyle has been disrupted due to an orthopedic condition or injury.
“My hope is to restore those who I treat to a better future,” says Dr. Pelton. “This to me means restoring active individuals — from weekend warriors to elite athletes — back to a high quality of life.”
It probably comes as no surprise Dr. Pelton has an active lifestyle himself.
“I try to keep my body in motion and my mind active,” he says. When he has free time, he loves exploring all of the natural wonders of Virginia from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the beaches of the south eastern region of the state.
“I grew up in Loudoun County, so I appreciate the beauty of this area as well as the proximity to the nation's capital. This affords our region unparalleled opportunities to explore all that our country has to offer,” he says.
Along with his experience in a clinical setting, Dr. Pelton has served as team physician for the athletic programs of John Carroll University (University Heights, OH) and a number of high schools. He is currently the team physician for the Gainesville Cardinals in Gainesville, Virginia.
He has written a long list of peer-reviewed journal articles, abstracts, and book chapters and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
His medical education began at The College of William and Mary, where he graduated with a B.S. in Neuroscience. Dr. Pelton then earned his M.D. from the Georgetown University School of Medicine, followed by residency at the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, among the nation’s top 20 hospitals for orthopedics and the #2 hospital overall in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.