Dr. Sterling N. Ransone Jr. of Mathews was installed as president of the Medical Society of Virginia during the organization’s annual meeting on Saturday at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs.
In addition to working with patients at the Riverside Fishing Bay Family Practice of Deltaville, Ransone is an assistant clinical professor of family medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University.
He has served as president and board member of the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians and president of the Mid-Tidewater Medical Society, as well as in leadership positions in several other professional organizations, including the American Academy of Family Physicians and American Medical Association. He also has served MSV as member of the board of directors and chairman of multiple committees and task forces.
As president, Ransone said he hopes to place emphasis on the realm of physician burnout along with protection of the patient-physician relationship and enhancement of political advocacy by physicians.
Ransone completed his undergraduate work at the College of William and Mary, where he also received a master’s degree in biology. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond. Ransone earned the distinction of being a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 1998.