Matthew Hoffman, M.D., MPH, FACOG, was appointed as the new Marie E. Pinizzotto, M.D., Endowed Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Christiana Care.
Since joining Christiana Care in 1995, Dr. Hoffman has helped guide the department and the health system to provide greater quality and value. He has served as vice chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Division of Education and Research since 2011. His previous roles were director of outpatient services for women’s health and associate residency program director.
Dr. Hoffman serves on a number of committees both nationally and for Christiana Care. He is an adviser to the Joint Commission on obstetrical issues and a national measure steward for quality markers in obstetrics. He holds a gubernatorial appointment on the Delaware Domestic Violence Coordinating Council.
As director of Obstetrical and Gynecological Research, Dr. Hoffman has conducted studies and led initiatives that have contributed to reducing the infant mortality rate in Delaware and reduced the use of unnecessary medical procedures during childbirth with the aim of improving the quality of patient care. He is also a funded researcher doing work both nationally and internationally on behalf of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development’s (NICHD) Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network, NICHD’s Global Network and private foundations.
Dr. Hoffman is a fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He frequently lectures on women’s health issues, including domestic violence, pediatric gynecology, menopause and obstetrical emergencies. He is a reviewer for several medical journals in his field, including Obstetrics & Gynecology and the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.
Dr. Hoffman earned his medical degree in 1991 from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville. He completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey in 1995. In 1998, he earned a master’s degree in public health with a sub-specialization in maternal child health research from Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore.