Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP


Sterling N. Ransone, Jr., MD, FAAFP, a family physician in Deltaville, Virginia, is a member of the board of directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians. The AAFP represents 134,600 physicians and medical students nationwide. As an AAFP board member, Ransone advocates on behalf of family physicians and patients nationwide to inspire positive change in the U.S. health care system.

Ransone is a third-generation family physician and has practiced medicine for 25 years. He currently serves as physician practice director at Riverside Fishing Bay Family Practice in Deltaville.

In addition to his office practice, Ransone is an assistant clinical professor of family medicine and population health at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He previously held the role of chief resident at Family Practice at Riverside Family Practice Center in Newport News, Virginia. He volunteers as the football and soccer team physician at Mathews High School in Mathews County, Virginia.

A member of the AAFP since 1995, Ransone served as a Virginia delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates. He also served as a member of the Commission on Membership and Member Services. He previously served on multiple AAFP committees and commissions, including the Commission on Governmental Advocacy and the Reference Committee on Advocacy, for which he held the position of chair in 2015-2016. At the state level, Ransone has served the Virginia Academy of Family Physicians in various leadership roles including chapter president, vice president and board chair.

Ransone earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in biology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. He completed his residency in Family Practice at the Riverside Family Practice Center in Newport News.

He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and has the AAFP Degree of Fellow, an earned degree awarded to family physicians for distinguished service and continuing medical education.