Dr. Pelto was born and raised in the Seattle area. He received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA where he studied Biology. …
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Patient Care Philosophy
Dr. Pelto's philosophy is to work together with patients to develop a healthy, active lifestyle that will enhance their physical and mental wellbeing.
Outside of work Dr. Pelto enjoys spending time with his handsome young son and beautiful wife and enjoys running and playing golf.
Non-operative musculoskeletal and sports medicine, with a particular interest sports cardiology
|UW - Dept. of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine||Fellowship||2013
|UW - Dept. of Family Medicine||Residency||2012
|UW - Dept. of Family Medicine||Internship||2010
|Saint Louis Univ. School of Medicine||Medical education||2009
|American Board of Internal Medicine||Sports Medicine||2014
|American Board of Family Medicine||Family Medicine||2012
Dr. Pelto was born and raised in the Seattle area. He received his undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA where he studied Biology. Following his time in Spokane he worked at ZymoGenetics in Seattle doing protein biochemistry research. His long desired goal of becoming and physician led him to Saint Louis University in St. Louis, MO where he graduated in 2009 receiving the Family Health Foundation of Missouri Scholarship Award. After medical school he returned to Seattle where he completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Washington and received the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Resident Teaching award. After residency he remained at the University of Washington and completed his Sports Medicine Fellowship. After Fellowship he stayed on at UW as an Acting Assistant Professor and team physician for the UW Huskies. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
His professional interests include family medicine, musculoskeletal care and ultrasound guided procedures. He has a clinical and research interest in the field of Sports Cardiology, specifically the prevention of sudden death in athletes. He has an additional interest in cardiac stress testing and cardiopulmonary exercise testing. Dr. Pelto is a member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). In addition to his time with the UW Huskies his sports event coverage has included working as the Team Physician for Ingraham High, working for the UW Husky Club Hockey team, and the Seattle Marathon. He is also an active physician volunteer for the Nick of Time Foundation, a Seattle group dedicated to educating schools, athletes, families, and communities about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and death in young people.