Dr. Shelton is a ten-year prostate cancer survivor and advocate for the Prostate Health Education Network. Dr. Shelton was appointed by Governor O’Malley to serve a three -year term as a member of the Maryland Council on Cancer Control and co-chaired writing the prostate chapter for the Maryland Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan Executive Summary.
Dr. Shelton has served on the Department of Defense (DoD) Congressional Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) as a consumer reviewer/advocate and on the consumer work group.
Dr. Shelton states that during his personal venture, with prostate cancer, he became aware of the magnitude of this disease that is impacting all men, but especially on African American men. Prostate cancer, particularly among African Americans, is a disgraceful tragedy that needs immediate and drastic action.
As PHEN, all health organizations must take the lead and lead by example in the effort to combat this disease that can be cured if diagnosis early. Faith-based and other organizations need to take advantage of their leadership roles and position in society to raise public awareness in the fight against prostate cancer.
Dr. Shelton received his BS, MS, and MD degrees from Howard University. He did his internship and residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He received his fellowship training in Adult/Pediatric Allergy and Immunology at National Institute of Health, Children’s Hospital and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Colonel (Ret) Shelton served 22 years in the U.S. Army with various assignments in CONUS and overseas. . He served as Commander, Pentagon Army Health Clinic; Chief Department of Primary Care and Community Medicine. Appointments as the foreign travel medical escort physician to the Congressional and Senate leadership and personal physician to the Army’s Chief of Staff have distinguished Dr. Shelton’s military career.
In addition, he served ad PROFIS Commander 42nd Field Hospital, Fort Knox KY. In 1993, he deployed to Mogadishu Somalia where he served as the 42nd Medical Task Force Commander. COL Shelton is the recipient of numerous military awards to include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf) and Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Lea). Dr. Shelton is President /CEO of Shelton Professional Services.