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Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.6 out of 5

211 Ratings
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Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

Director, Breast Care Center
Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Clinical Interests

Benign Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-713-3200
Department: 336-716-0545

Email: mmcnatt@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • Bachelors Degree, Smith College, 1991
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1995
  • Residency, Surgery, Emory University Hosp, 1999
  • Residency, Surgery, West Virginia Univ Hosp, 2002
  • Residency, Surgery, West Virginia Univ Hosp, 2003
  • Fellowship, Surgery, Massachusetts Gen Hosp, 2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery

Memberships

  • Nat'L Medical Assn
  • Soc Of Surgical Oncology
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons

NPI Number

  • 1609974237
Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

211 Ratings
25 Comments
 

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

Director, Breast Care Center
Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Mastectomy; Carcinoma, Papillary; Mastectomy, Segmental; Carcinoma, Lobular
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0545 | Department: 336-716-0545

Email: mmcnatt@wakehealth.edu

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Recent Publications

The impact of obesity on outcomes for patients undergoing mastectomy using the ACS-NSQIP data set. Garland M, Hsu FC, Clark C, Chiba A, Howard-McNatt M.. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018;168(3):723-726.

Atypical ductal hyperplasia: what is the current risk for developing breast cancer? [editorial]. Howard-McNatt M.. JAMA Oncol. 2017;3(1):20-21.

Outcomes after mastectomy and lumpectomy in elderly patients with early-stage breast cancer. Mogal HD, Clark C, Dodson R, Fino NF, Howard-McNatt M.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2017;24(1):100-107.

Quality of life of older African American breast cancer survivors: a population-based study. Mogal HD, Howard-McNatt M, Dodson R, Fino NF, Clark CJ.. Support Care Cancer. 2017;25(5):1431-1438.

Paget's disease of the breast: an institutional review and surgical management. Merrill AY, White A, Howard-McNatt M.. Am Surg. 2017;83(3):E96-E98.

African Americans have more aggressive invasive lobular carcinoma subtypes and inferior early outcomes: SEER 2010-2013 [abstract]. Thomas A, Altekruse S, Avery TP, Melin SA, Howard-McNatt MM, Schroeder MC.. Cancer Res. 2017;77(Suppl 4):P5-10-02.

Outcomes after mastectomy and lumpectomy in octogenarians and nonagenarians with early-stage breast cancer. Merrill AY, Brown DR, Klepin HD, Levine EA, Howard-Mcnatt M.. Am Surg. 2017;83(8):887-894.

Outcomes after mastectomy and lumpectomy in elderly patients with early stage breast cancer [abstract]. Mogal H, Clark C, Fino N, Howard-McNatt M.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016;23(Suppl 1):S59.

Intracystic papillary carcinoma of the breast: a SEER database analysis of implications for therapy. Mogal H, Brown DR, Isom S, Griffith K, Howard-McNatt M.. Breast. 2016;27():87-92.

Maintenance of certification: what everyone needs to know [editorial]. Callender GG, Kaplan BJ, White RL, Brenin DR, Chagpar AB, Dalal KM, Howard-McNatt M, Howe J, Kim J, Kurtzman SH, Mansour JC, Mittendorf EA, Stewart JH IV, Temple LK, Stella P, Cummings C, Wong SL, Klimberg VS.. J Surg Oncol. 2015;22(4):1051-1054.

Is excisional biopsy and chemoprevention warranted in patients with atypical lobular hyperplasia on core biopsy?. Allen S, Levine EA, Lesko N, Howard-Mcnatt M.. Am Surg. 2015;81(9):876-878.

Quality of life for long-term breast cancer survivors: a population-based study of 937 patients [abstract]. Ahmed S, Fitzgerald N, Howard-McNatt M, Clark CJ.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(Suppl 1):S66.

A prospective study of preoperative BRCA status determination and surgical choice [abstract]. Howard-McNatt M, Isom S, Hurt G, Votanopoulos KI, Levine EA.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(Suppl 1):S56.

Quality of life for African-American breast cancer survivors: a population-based study of 210 patients [abstract]. Howard-McNatt M, Stewart JH, Clark CJ.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015;22(Suppl 2):61-62.

Intracystic papillary carcinoma of the breast in a male patient. Sun Y, Howard-McNatt M.. Am Surg. 2014;80(3):E84-E85.

Is postmastectomy radiation therapy indicated in patients with close or positive margins? [abstract]. Bryan M, D'Agostino R, Brown D, Levine E, Howard-McNatt M.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014;21(Suppl 2):33.

Does age predict outcome in patients with inflammatory breast cancer?. Ahmed S, Lawrence J, Stewart JH, Melin S, Levine EA, Howard-McNatt M.. Am Surg. 2014;80(8):E221-E224.

Race and recurrence in women who undergo neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Howard-McNatt M, Lawrence J, Melin SA, Levine EA, Shen P, Stewart JH IV.. Am J Surg. 2013;205(4):397-401.

An analysis of disparities in surgical oncology trials for lung cancer [abstract]. Ahmad T, Song E, Russell G, Howard-McNatt M, Bell RA, Stewart JH.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2013;20(Suppl 1):S117.

Pros and cons of screening for BRCA mutations. Howard-McNatt M.. N C Med J. 2013;74(6):489-490.

Is intraoperative imprint cytology evaluation still feasible for the evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes for lobular carcinoma of the breast?. Howard-McNatt M, Geisinger KR, Stewart JH IV, Shen P, Levine EA.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19(3):929-934.

Is radiation indicated in patients with T1-T2 breast cancer with close or positive margins after mastectomy? [abstract]. Dougherty S, Urbanic J, Stewart J, Levine E, Howard-McNatt M.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012;19(Suppl 1):S86-S87.

Bilateral synchronous breast cancer in a male [abstract]. Uyesugi K, Howard-McNatt M.. Am Surg. 2011;77(7):E140-E141.

Contralateral prophylactic mastectomy in breast cancer patients who test negative for BRCA mutations. Howard-McNatt M, Schroll RW, Hurt GJ, Levine EA.. Am J Surg. 2011;202(3):298-302.

Breast cancer reconstruction in the elderly. Howard-McNatt M, Forsberg C, Levine EA, DeFranzo A, Marks M, David L.. Am Surg. 2011;77(12):1640-1643.

Contralateral prophylatic mastectomy in breast cancer patients who test negative for BRCA mutations [abstract]. Howard-McNatt M, Schroll R, Hurt G, Levine E.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010;17(Suppl 1):S60.

Intraoperative imprint cytology of sentinel nodes in patients with breast cancer--costly or cost effective? [abstract]. Kaminski JP, Case D, Howard-McNatt M, Geisinger KR, Levine EA.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010;17(Suppl 1):S49.

Outcome after mastectomy for ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence after breast conserving surgery. Beard HR, Cantrell EF, Russell GB, Howard-McNatt M, Shen P, Levine EA.. Am Surg. 2010;76(8):829-834.

Sentinel lymph node intraoperative imprint cytology in patients with breast cancer--costly or cost effective?. Kaminski JP, Case D, Howard-McNatt M, Geisinger KR, Levine EA.. Ann Surg Oncol. 2010;17(11):2920-2925.

Sentinel node mapping: status in 2008. Howard-McNatt M, Levine EA.. Pathol Case Rev. 2008;13(3):87-94.

Triple-negative breast cancer and obesity in a rural Appalachian population. Vona-Davis L, Rose DP, Hazard H, Howard-McNatt M, Adkins F, Partin J, Hobbs G.. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2008;17(12):3319-3324.

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Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Clinical Interests

Benign Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Cancer
Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

Director, Breast Care Center
Associate Professor, Surgical Sciences-Oncology

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.211 Ratings
25 Comments


 

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.7
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.8
Patients' confidence in CP
4.8
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
3.9



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

3/5/2018

Dr. Howard-Mcnatt helped me to understand my surgery results and follow up care.

2/19/2018

very good experience

2/7/2018

dr mcnatt is the best. I'm so thankful she was my surgeon.

1/20/2018

*Dr. M. Howard-Mcnatt (I would recommend highly).

1/14/2018

Dr. Howard-McNatt is super intelligent and trust her completely! I have already recommended her to several other women.

1/13/2018

Dr Howard-McNatt was very professional but down to earth in speaking with me about my concerns. I would definitely recommend her to family & friends.

1/11/2018

Dr. Howard-McNatt shows much concern for her patients and cares for them. I would recommend her to all the ladies I know and meet.

1/5/2018

Dr. Marissa Howard-McNatt is very kind, knowledgeable about my medical condition each time I see her. She always makes time to make sure and answer an and all questions and is always very respectful with treatment. I would and have highly recommended her to anyone facing this diagnosis.

12/20/2017

I am so glad a surgeon here at home did not return my call the day before I was scheduled for cancer surgery. I had questions and concerns for him to talk with me about. I cancelled my surgery with him. This lead me to find Dr. Marissa Howard Mcnatt. Dr. Howerton referred me to her. When I had my first visit at the cancer center there I have never felt so much confidence that I had come to the right place. I was overtaken with knowledgeable and wonderful people.

12/4/2017

Dr. McNatt even walked me over to mammography.

12/3/2017

The care provider made sure I understood my treatment. She gave me time to make up my mind as to what direction I should take. Very pleasant and showed that she was professional and cared about me and my health

10/25/2017

*Dr. Howard Mcnatt is great!

10/14/2017

Dr. Howard-McNatt is awesome!!! I am so glad I opted for a second opinion and that I chose her to perform my surgery

9/28/2017

My experience was very pleasant.

9/18/2017

Dr. Howard-McNatt was super helpful. She explained everything in great detail and even provided me with a written list of my options. I am satisfied with her recommendations. Dr. Howard-McNatt explained everything in great detail and gave me plenty of time to ask questions

8/16/2017

good

7/24/2017

She is a good surgon

7/23/2017

Dr Mcknatt is extremely dedicated and shows great concern she seems to be in no hurry and has all the time needed to discuss my concerns I would strongly recommend her to anyone needing her professional care

7/8/2017

professional, kind, and caring...would definitely recommend!

6/29/2017

I trust *Dr. McNatt completely. She is awesome.

6/23/2017

*Dr. McNatt is the BEST! Very caring, very knowledgeable, very helpful.

6/17/2017

Overall, most impressed with my provider's care.

6/12/2017

*Dr Howard-Mcnatt is one of hte best care providers I have ever had!

6/8/2017

Very patient, compassionate, knowledgeable - Would have rated higher if I could.

4/24/2017

Consideration & courtesy excellent.

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