Atlantic General Surgical Associates

Atlantic General Surgical Associates has two locations for your convenience:

Berlin, MD
James G. Barrett Medical Office Building
10231 Old Ocean City Blvd., Suite 207
Berlin, MD
410-641-9568

Pocomoke, MD
500 Market Street Ext.
Pocomoke, Maryland
410-957-6622


Alae Zarif, MD, F.A.C.S.Alae Zarif, MD, F.A.C.S.

Medical Director of Surgical Services

Surgical Specialties: advanced laparoscopic procedures, bariatric surgery, vascular surgery, oncology surgery

Surgeon Alae Zarif, MD, who performs the gastric bypass and gastric sleeve procedures for Atlantic General Bariatric Center and general surgeries including oncology procedures, joined Atlantic General’s medical staff in April 2006. He has been in practice since 1996 when he finished his residency at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut, a Yale-affiliated surgical training program.

In 2018, Dr. Zarif received designation as one of the Top 100 surgeons in the U.S. for chelcystecomy (laparascopic gallbladder removal) surgeries by Dexur. Dr. Zarif is certified by the American Board of Surgery and performs multiple advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Zarif is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.


Xin Zhong, MD, FACS

Xin Zhong, MD, FACS

Surgical Specialties: advanced laparoscopic procedures, hiatal hernias, complex abdominal wall hernias, bariatrics.

Dr. Xin Zhong joined Atlantic General Surgical Associates and the staff of Atlantic General Bariatric Center from North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, NY, where she completed a minimally invasive surgery fellowship in robotic and bariatric procedures. Dr. Zhong completed her residency in general surgery at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA, and earned her medical degree at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.