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Three New Physicians Join Rex Specialty Practices

Meet The Rex Specialty Physicians Starting In August 2012

August 1
Ben Walker, M.D.
Cardiologists, Rex Heart & Vascular Specialists

Dr. Walker is a cardiologist joining Rex Heart and Vascular Specialists. He graduated from Clemson University in South Carolina with bachelor degrees in philosophy and biological sciences, receiving both with honors. He earned his medical degree at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and did his residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Dr. Walker completed his fellowship in cardiovascular disease at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill.

Dr. Walker is a Fellow in Training with the America College of Cardiology, and he is a member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, and the North Carolina Medical Society.


August 3
Dorian deFreitas, M.D.
Vascular Surgeon, Rex Vascular Surgical Specialists

Dr. deFreitas is a vascular surgeon with additional fellowship training in endovascular therapy joining Rex Vascular Surgical Specialists. He graduated from medical school at National University of Ireland, Galway and completed his internship at University College Hospital Galway. Dr. deFreitas was a surgical resident at East Carolina University and a cardiovascular research fellow at East Carolina Cardiovascular Institute before completing a fellowship in vascular surgery and endovascular therapy at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Dr. deFreitas is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the Peripheral Vascular Surgical Society, American College of Surgeons, and American Medical Association. He is board-certified in general and vascular surgery.

He joins Rex Vascular Surgical Specialists August 3. He is also a member of the Rex Comprehensive Vein Center physician team.


August 13
Matthew J. Strouch, M.D.
Rex Surgical Specialists 

Dr. Strouch is a fellowship-trained colorectal surgeon joining Rex Surgical Specialists. He graduated with honors from Washington University with a bachelor's degree in biochemistry, and went on to the Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University and a fellowship at the Washington University Department of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Dr. Strouch is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Association of Academic Surgeons, and American Academy of Cancer Research. With advanced training in colon and rectal surgery, his focus is on minimally invasive procedures including Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery (TEM). In addition, he has experience in sacral nerve stimulation, a new technique in treating fecal incontinence.

He joins Rex Surgical Specialists on August 13 and will see patients at the Raleigh and Wakefield locations.


Learn more about Rex Specialty Practices.