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​​​​"Our Marshfield Clinic Health System team has contributed greatly in helping me achieve this ‘Surgeon of Excellence’ designation."

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Dr. Timothy Pitchford has quietly been doing his job as a Marshfield Clinic general surgeon in the Chippewa Valley since 2000. Highly regarded by his patients and colleagues, now others are recognizing what we have known for years. A national organization called the Surgical Review Corporation in 2013 bestowed upon Dr. Pitchford an honor no other general surgeon can boast of in the upper Midwest: a “Surgeon of Excellence” designation in metabolic and bariatric weight reduction surgery.

“It’s a reflection of the care and the product we provide patients who need this kind of surgery,” says Dr. Pitchford. “A lot of work goes into receiving this certification, such as demonstrating a record of superior safety and excellent outcomes.”

Dr. Pitchford, who earned his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is quick to credit his Marshfield Clinic colleagues for helping him garner this prestigious honor. Achieving it required years of work history that measured patient volumes and quality of outcomes. Working collaboratively with Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire, Dr. Pitchford met requirements related to patient education, standardized pre and post-surgical procedures, and effective support systems.

“This is definitely a surgery that requires a team effort,” Dr. Pitchford says. “It’s a great honor to receive this designation.”

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  • Medical School
    University of North Dakota - School of Medicine & Health Sciences Grand Forks, ND, United States, M.D. 1995

    Mount Carmel Medical Center Columbus, OH, United States, General Surgery 2000

  • Professional Societies
    American Medical Association American Society for Bariatric Surgery American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons Wisconsin Medical Society

    Board Certifications
    General Surgery: 2001, recertified 2009

    State Licenses

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