Press Release

For Immediate Release
Mar 26, 2014
Contact : Donna Sellmann, Public Relations Manager  
(732) 840-3279

New Vascular Surgeon Expands Specialty Resources at Southern Ocean Medical Center


Manahawkin, NJ - Meridian Health is proud to welcome Richard Di Fiore, M.D., to the medical staff at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Dr. Di Fiore is board certified in vascular surgery and has extensive experience in both vascular and endovascular surgery.

Dr. Di Fiore received his medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at Morristown Memorial Hospital, where he was named chief resident in his final year. Dr. Di Fiore is fellowship trained in endovascular surgery from the Arizona Heart Institute and Hospital and in vascular surgery from the Jobst Vascular Center at Toledo Hospital.

Dr. Di Fiore is an expert in endovascular intervention, with surgical expertise focused on conditions such as carotid artery disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm and peripheral arterial disease. He is also certified in hyperbaric oxygen therapy, expertise he will be utilizing in Southern Ocean’s Center for Wound Healing.

Dr. Di Fiore is located in suite 203 of the Medical Arts Pavilion at Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin. Appointments can be made by calling 609-978-3910.

About Southern Ocean Medical Center
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.  

Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs.  

Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health. For more information, visit