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Orthopaedic Surgery Welcomes Michael Mattern, MD, and Allison Karish, PA-C, ATC


Bayhealth is pleased to announce the arrival of Orthopaedic Surgeon Michael L. Mattern, MD, and Orthopaedic Surgery Physician Assistant Allison L. Karish, PA-C, ATC. 

Dr. Mattern is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who has practiced medicine in Dover since 1981. He has served as the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Bayhealth, and is the team doctor for Dover High School and Wesley College. Prior to entering private practice, he served in the US Army Medical Corps. Dr. Mattern is well-known in the local area, not only for his medical skills, but also for his devotion to community service.

Ms. Karish received her Master of Science in Sports Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh and her Master’s of Physician Assistant Studies from Seton Hall University. She has performed as an Orthopaedic Physician Assistant in the office of Michael Mattern, MD, since June 2010.  Prior to becoming a Physician Assistant, Allison received a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and was employed for several years as a Certified Athletic Trainer.

Ms. Karish is a member of the Delaware Association of Physician Assistants, the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and the National Athletic Trainers Association.

The Bayhealth Orthopaedic Surgery office of Dr. Mattern and Ms. Karish, PA-C, ATC, is located at 724 S. New St., Dover.. To contact the office, please call (302) 734-3416.

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