Matthew C. Wakefield, MD, FACS

Board-Certified General Surgeon in Greensboro, NC

Dr. Matt Wakefield is a US Army Veteran, specializing in surgical treatment of benign breast disease and breast cancer with concern for cosmetic and medical outcomes. He’s a certified Hidden Scar™ surgeon and performs nipple-sparing mastectomies. He helped bring the ground-breaking Radioactive Seed Localization (RSL) technology to Greensboro.

He also performs minimally invasive and emergency general surgery.

As the Medical Director of the Cone Health Breast Cancer Program, he’s integral to Greensboro’s Breast Care Alliance. The Alliance coordinates every step of care for patients facing breast cancer throughout the ten-county Cone Health region.


After attending medical school at University of Alabama, Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Wakefield entered active duty with the US Army in 1998. He served two active duty deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, performing surgeries on a range of needs from local children’s injuries to battlefield wounds and reconstructive operations.

He spent eleven years treating the surgical needs of Veterans and their families at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC. first as a Surgery Resident and later as the Associate Program Director of General Surgery and a member of the Clinical Breast Care Project. Dr. Wakefield also served as an Assistant Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

Dr. Wakefield is a proponent of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery protocols, which promote less pain and quicker healing for patients after surgery.

He was born in Ft. Polk, Louisiana but calls Greensboro home along with his wife and children.


M.D., UAB School of Medicine, 1998
Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC 1998-2004


American College of Surgeons, Fellow
American Board of Surgery, Board Certified
American Society of Breast Surgeons, Member
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Assistant Professor (former)
Hidden Scar™ Breast Surgery, Certification