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Stillwater Medical Center offers 3D Mammography at no extra charge.  Results available in less than 24 hours.  Schedule today at (405) 742-5622.

Stillwater Surgical Associates

Our Surgical Service Specialists

Our staff is comprised of Dr. Cara Pence, Dr. Jon Pelzl, and Dr. Jerrod Vaughn, and a team of experienced medical and surgical professionals. Together, their knowledge and skills are the strength behind the most effective and successful surgical care in north central Oklahoma.

Care Pence, MD

Cara Pence, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Pence is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She attended the University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine and graduated summa cum laude from Northeastern State University with a Bachelor of Science in biology.

John Pelzl, MD

Jon Pelzl, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Pelzl is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas and earned a Bachelor of Science with honors from the University of Texas in Austin.

Jerrod Vaughn, MD

Jerrod Vaughn, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Vaughn is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and loves all aspects of general surgery, with a special interest in advanced laparoscopic and colon cancer surgery. He focuses on problem-solving an accurate diagnosis with the goal of seeing his patients almost immediately improve and thrive after surgical correction.

Dr. Vaughn earned his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and completed his surgical residency at OU-Tulsa. He earned a Bachelor of Science in physiology from Oklahoma State University.

 

Surgeons distinguished F.A.C.S. show that their “education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.”

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Meet Dr. Mark Paden
Dr. Mark Paden is a native of Ponca City, Oklahoma. He attended Oklahoma State University and then the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine where he was a clinical instructor for musculoskeletal pathology. Click to read more about Dr. Paden.