Atlantic General Surgical Associates

Atlantic General Surgical Associates has three locations for your convenience:

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

West Fenwick, DE
37464 Lion Dr., Unit 2
Selbyville, DE
302-564-0004

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


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. 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

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.


Meshach Heenatigala, MD, FACS

Surgical Specialties: head and neck, thoracic, breast, skin/melanoma, abdominal, colorectal, endoscopy, vascular/veins, carpal tunnel, anal incontinence.

Dr. Meshach Heenatigala joined Atlantic General Surgical Associates from York Hospital in York, PA, where he completed a rural track surgical residency. He completed his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his bachelor’s in chemical engineering at Columbia University. Dr. Heenatigala is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, the American College of Phlebology, and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His passion lies in serving the local community, providing up to date care, and using minimally invasive techniques.