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General Surgeon joins Berlin community

Atlantic General Hospital announced today that Matthew Hofeldt, M.D., is now a member of the Atlantic General Health System medical staff. Hofeldt, a general surgeon, has relocated his practice from Charleston, W.Va., where he also served as the section chair for general surgery and as the director of trauma at Thomas Memorial Hospital. He joins Alae Zarif, M.D. and Sidney Barnes, M.D. in practice at AGHS Surgical Associates this month and will provide general surgical services at Atlantic General Hospital and wound care at Atlantic General’s award-winning Wound Care Center.“We’re very pleased that Dr. Hofeldt has chosen to come to Atlantic General Hospital,” said James Brannon, vice president of professional services. “He brings additional expertise in laparoscopic surgical services as well as breast surgery specialization to our patients.” In addition to general and breast surgeries, Hofeldt will be performing weight loss surgeries for patients of Atlantic Bariatric Center. Hofeldt received his medical education at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at West Virginia University Charleston Division/Charleston Area Medical Center. He is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Hofeldt will begin seeing patients on May 22, 2014. Consultations can be scheduled by calling 410-629-6500. His office at the Wound Care Center can be reached at 410-62-WOUND. Details Matthew Hofeldt, MD, FACS AGHS Surgical Associates 9956 N. Main St, Unit 2 Berlin, MD 21811 Tel. 410-629-6500 About Atlantic General Hospital Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 25 primary care provider and specialist offices, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit