Matthew D. Painter, MD

General Surgery

LVPG Cliniciani

Accepting New Patients


Languages spoken

  • English


Philosophy of care

Do the right thing. Excellent patient care requires attentiveness to detail in combination with a desire to maintain a high standard of ethical/moral practice. Integration of medical knowledge and ethical practice yields the best patient care for you.

Why I entered medicine

Surgery started off for me as a fascination with the intricacy of anatomy and physiology. After training, I have come to see how I can enrich the lives of my patients and their families through my work. Further, my specialty in Trauma/Acute Care Surgery has offered opportunities to improve access to care and help meet the surgical needs of the community.

Community involvement

My wife and I are involved in our church. We also have both gone on international missions work and hope to continue to do this in the future.

Personal interests

I am newly married as of 2020. My wife and I enjoy hiking together, traveling and playing board/card games with our friends and family. I also love to read and enjoy playing music.


Virginia Commonwealth University, BS - Biomedical Engineering, 2008

Medical Training
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, 2012


Internship 2013
General Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA

Internship 2013
General Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 00, VA

Residency 2018
General Surgery, Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE

Fellowship 2020
Acute Care Surgery , Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC


American Board of Surgery - Surgery
American Board of Surgery - Surgical Critical Care