Dr. Miguel Pelton joined Tidewater Orthopaedics in 2020 after he completed his fellowship training in orthopaedic sports medicine. He is fellowship trained by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Dr. Pelton was attracted to the specialty of orthopaedic surgery, specifically sports medicine, as a way to help patients of all age groups return to an improved quality of life. He started his career in Williamsburg where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree at the College of William and Mary. He then earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. After medical school, Dr. Pelton continued at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency. He then completed his orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship training at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Pelton worked as an assistant team doctor to the Cleveland Indians, and Cleveland Cavaliers. He also covered the minor league baseball affiliates to the Cleveland Indians, the Lake County Captains and Mahoning Valley Scrappers. Lastly, he served as the assistant team physician to John Carroll University athletics as well as to Cleveland area high schools, and local collegiate sports tournaments.
Sports medicine and shoulder doctor Miguel Pelton, M.D. sees patients in Suffolk, VA as well as Hampton, VA.
In his spare time, Dr. Pelton enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children. His other interests include reading history and science books, cooking, and following collegiate and professional football, Premier League Soccer, and Formula One racing.
Undergraduate - The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia Neuroscience 08/2004 - 05/2008
Bachelor of Science, 05/2008
Graduate- Georgetown University School of Medicine, District of Columbia Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies
Graduate- Georgetown University School of Medicine, District of Columbia 08/2009-05/2014
Post Graduate Education and Training
Medstar Georgetown University Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program 3800 Reservoir Road Washington, DC 20007
Orthopaedic Surgery Resident 06/2014 – 06/2019
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Department of Orthopedic Surgery- Division of Sports Medicine 5555 Transportation Blvd Garfield Hts, OH 44125
Fellowship in Sports Medicine 07/2019-07/2020
Professional Society Memberships
Student National Medical Association, American Medical Association American
Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons- Resident Member
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine- Candidate Member (fellow)
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles/Abstracts
Pelton MA, Curley A, Postma WF. (2017)- Posterior Cruciate Ligament: Injury, Diagnosis, and Management. Ann Sports Med Res 4(4): 11
Badlani N, Foran JR, Phillips FM, Pelton M, Singh K, Garfin SR, Allen RT. Patient perceptions of physician reimbursement for spine surgery.. Spine. 2013 Jul; 38(15): 1288-1293. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23532118. Publication Status: Published.
Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Patel AA, Pelton MA, Singh K. The incidence and mortality of thromboembolic events in lumbar spine surgery.Spine. 2013 Jun; 38(13): 1154-1159. Publication Status: Published.
Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Patel AA, Pelton MA, Singh K. Outcomes of cervical spine surgery in teaching and non-teaching hospitals.. Spine. 2013 Jun; 38(13): 1089-96. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23446765. Publication Status: Published.
Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Pelton MA, Singh K. Graft Choices in Anterior Cervical Fusion. Contemporary Spine Surgery. 2012 Dec; 13(12): 1-8. Publication Status: Published.
Khan SN, Cha T, Hoskins JA, Pelton M, Singh K. Minimally invasive thoracolumbar corpectomy and reconstruction.. Orthopedics. 2012 Oct; 35(1): e74-79. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22229618. Publication Status: Published.
Oglesby M, Finberg SJ, Patel AA, Pelton MA, Singh K. Epidemiological Trends in Cervical Spine Surgery for Degenerative Disease Between 2002-2009. Spine. 2013 Jun; 38(14): 1226-1232. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23403550. Publication Status: Published.
Oglesby M, Fineberg SJ, Patel AA, Pelton MA, Singh K.. The Incidence and Mortality of Thromboembolic Events in Cervical Spine Surgery. Spine. 2013 Apr; 38(9): E521-E527. Publication Status: Published.
Pelton MA, Phillips FM, Singh K.. A comparison of perioperative costs and outcomes in patients with and without workers' compensation claims treated with minimally invasive or open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.. Spine. 2012 Oct; 37(22):
1914-1919. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22487713. Publication Status: Published.
Pelton MA, Schwartz J, Singh K.. Subaxial cervical and cervicothoracic fixation techniques--indications, techniques, and outcomes.. Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 2012 Jan; 43(1): 19-28. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22082626. Publication Status: Published.
Siemionow K, Pelton MA, Hoskins JA, Singh K.. Predictive factors of hospital stay in patients undergoing minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and instrumentation.. Spine. 2012 Nov; 37(24): 2046-2054. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22576071. Publication Status: Published.
Singh K, Phillips FM, Park DK, Pelton MA, An HS, Goldberg EJ. Factors affecting reoperations after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion within and outside of a Federal Drug Administration investigational device exemption cervical disc replacement trial. The Spine
Journal. 2012 May; 12(5): 372. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 22425784. Publication Status: Published.
Peer Reviewed Book Chapter
Pelton MA, Chang E. (2018) Chapter 3: Epidemiologic Trends in Female ACL Injuries. In R West. B Bryant. (Ed.) ACL Injuries in Female Athletes. Elsevier Publishers.
Pelton MA, Dean D, McGuigan FX. (2018) Ch. 13. Peroneal Tendons: Peroneus Longus and Brevis. K Onishi. M Fredericson, J Dragoo. Tendinopathy: From Basic Science To Clinical Management. Springer Publishers.
Fineberg, S.J., Oglesby M., Pelton MA., Singh K.. (2013). Chapter 18. Biomechanics of Interbody Fusion. In AR Vaccaro. AD Sharan (Ed.),Basic Science of Spinal Disease (pp. 1-7). New Dehli: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.
Pelton MA, Fineberg, S., Oglesby, M., Singh, K.. (2013). Chapter 16:Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion. In Phillips, Lieberman & Polly (Ed.), Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques & Disease Management (pp. 1-20).
Florrisant, MO: Springer Science.
Pelton, MA. Singh, K.. (2013). Chapter 31: Clinical Results and Complications of Interspinous Process Spacers. In D.H. Kim, D.K. Sengupta, F. Cammisa, R.G. Fessler,
D.H. Yoon (Ed.), Dynamic Reconstruction of the Spine: Second Edition (pp. 1-24). New York: Thieme.