Carnes returns to USA Health after 15 years of clinical experience
Matthew Carnes, M.D., an assistant professor of internal medicine at the Whiddon College of Medicine, is board certified in internal medicine and in gastroenterology and hepatology, both by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
By Michelle Ryan
Matthew Carnes, M.D., graduated from the Frederick P. Whiddon College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama, 15 years ago, and after gaining clinical experience across the Southeast, he is returning to USA Health.
“I am thrilled to be a part of the team and its growth both in Mobile and now in Baldwin County with the new Mapp Campus and opening of the state-of-the-art ambulatory surgery center,” he said. “Being able to collaborate and work with some of the best people and brilliant minds in healthcare was also a strong draw for me.”
Carnes, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the Whiddon College of Medicine, is board certified in internal medicine and in gastroenterology and hepatology, both by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
“I enjoy gastroenterology as it combines the mental challenge of diagnosing and treating complex medical conditions with the technical skills of performing endoscopic procedures,” he said.
Beyond his appreciation for the challenges and diversity of the field, Carnes has a special interest in GI oncology.
“I will be doing general GI,” he said, “but I also have particular interest in GI oncology as I have training in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), which uses specialized instruments in diagnosing certain conditions including malignancies and is now being utilized for therapeutic interventions.”
Carnes completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where he also finished his internship and residency in internal medicine. He graduated from medical school with honors, and he is a cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
“After 15 years of clinical practice, returning to USA Health, where I graduated from the college of medicine, is an exciting endeavor,” he said. “It is an exciting time for USA Health, and I am fortunate to be able to be a part of it.”
In addition to GI oncology, Carnes has special interests in colorectal cancer screening and inflammatory bowel disease. He is trained and proficient in endoscopic ultrasound, as well as general endoscopic procedures.