Matthew W. Lawrence, DO, FACOS, Vascular Surgeon with Hahnemann Hospital with Drexel University College of Medicine

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Matthew W. Lawrence, who serves patients in Wilmington, Delaware.

Dr. Lawrence currently practices with Hahnemann Hospital with Drexel University College of Medicine.

Hahnemann was established as the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1848, to provide standardized training in the emerging system of medicine called homeopathy, linked to a foundation in orthodox medical science and practice. It was renamed Hahnemann Medical College in honor of Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathic medicine. The school welcomed students of all backgrounds. By the late 1920s, the homeopathic focus was gone, but the attention to excellent student preparation lived on. Hahnemann became a nationally known academic medical center and a leading provider of subspecialty care, particularly for cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Lawrence previously served at Saint Francis Healthcare as the Medical Director of the Wound Care Center and as the Chairman of the Division of Vascular Surgery. He has also held positions at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove, Pennsylvania and Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland.

Dr. Lawrence received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree in from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998.

Dr. Lawrence is board-certified in both General and Vascular Surgery. He is also a member of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). As the primary certifying body for DOs and the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools, the AOA works to accentuate the distinctiveness of osteopathic principles and the diversity of the profession. In addition to promoting public health and encouraging scientific research, the AOA advocates at the state and federal levels on issues that affect DOs, osteopathic medical students and patients.

Dr. Lawrence is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. The ACOS is committed to promoting excellence in osteopathic surgical care through education, advocacy, leadership development, and the fostering of professional and personal relationships. The designation of Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (FACOS) is conferred upon ACOS members, honorary members, and life and retired members in recognition of their voluntary activities and service to advance osteopathic medicine and surgery.

Dr. Lawrence has received several awards throughout his line of work, including On-Time Doctor Award (2016,2017,2018), Patients’ Choice Award (2016,2017,2018), and Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2016,2017,2018). His patients have excellent things to say about him, one stating “I have the utmost praise for Dr. Lawrence and his staff. They are always friendly, caring and professional.”

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon, like Dr. Lawrence diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives.

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