Dr. Janine Pettiford
Board-certified in General Surgery and Fellowship-trained in Surgical Breast Oncology, Dr. Pettiford specializes in benign and malignant breast diseases. Understanding the life-changing events her patients face, she guides them through every step of their journey. And she emphasizes patient education, and identifying those who are high risk for breast cancer. Pettiford graduated with honors from Saint Louis University School of Medicine, completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and her Surgical Breast Oncology Fellowship at Texas Tech Health Sciences in Amarillo, Texas. She was recruited to Southern Regional about two years ago, and brings more than 11 years of experience, especially in Surgical Breast Oncology, to the community. Pettiford recognizes that breast cancer is a life-changing event for her patients, and that’s why she guides them through their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. She is proud of Southern Regional’s commitment to serving all patients, and particularly its Komen Grant, which covers the costs of preventative care with mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and breast biopsies for those in need. Her mantra with patients is simple: “prevention, education, and surgical treatment when indicated.” She’s also proud of Southern Regional’s Women’s Center at Spivey Station. “It is a state-of-the-art facility, including the patient rooms, same- day surgery center and equipment for mammograms, ultrasounds, and breast biopsies," she says. "It provides physicians and staff outstanding tools to serve our patients, who are able to be seen by a breast specialist and have their mammograms, breast biopsies and surgeries all in one facility.” Pettiford’s priorities include educating the community about breast cancer awareness and continuing to focus on developments in breast cancer research.
Shandareda Sewell, PA-C