Matthew Poffenroth, M.D.
Director of Clinical Integration
Chief of Medical Specialties
Matthew Poffenroth, M.D., M.B.A., is the director of clinical integration and chief of medical specialties. In addition to practicing internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Community Physicians Downtown Bethesda, he develops models of affiliation and integration for physicians in private practice who are seeking alignment with Johns Hopkins Medicine. He also serves as medical director for the new JHM Accountable Care Organization, the Johns Hopkins Medicine Alliance for Patients (JMAP).
Dr. Poffenroth joined Johns Hopkins Community Physicians in 2009 after serving as president of Suburban Hospital’s new employed multispecialty physician group. His initial role with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians was overseeing the integration of the physician group within the organization, as well as developing and implementing JHCP’s primary care strategy for the Greater Washington Region.
Prior to JHCP and Suburban, Dr. Poffenroth was an internist in private practice. At the time, many of the community hospitals in the Washington, D.C., region did not have hospitalist programs. Realizing there was an opportunity to contract with hospitals to implement hospitalist programs and improve quality and efficiency of inpatient care, Dr. Poffenroth founded a hospitalist group in 2003. Over the next five years, the group grew to more than 40 physicians and provided services to four regional hospitals, including Suburban Hospital.
Dr. Poffenroth received his bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. He then received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine, completed a surgical internship at the University of North Carolina and completed his internal medicine residency at York Hospital. He received his Master’s in Business Administration in Health Services Management from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School.
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