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

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

180 Ratings
22 Comments

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

Director,
Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology


Clinical Interests

Benign Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Breast Cancer

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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

NPI Number

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

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

180 Ratings
22 Comments

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Research Interests

cancer/oncogenesis

Contact Information

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

Email: mmcnatt@wakehealth.edu

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Recent Publications

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. Maintenance of certification: what everyone needs to know [editorial]. J Surg Oncol. 2015;22(4):1051-1054.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology

Clinical Interests

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

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center
Associate Professor, Surgical Oncology
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.180 Ratings
22 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
4.5
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.6
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.7
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.6
Patients' confidence in CP
4.6
Time CP spent with patient
4.4
Wait time at clinic
3.6



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.

5/19/2015

my doctor/patient relationship with her is poor. she was not very personable but seems to have realized it and things have improved.

5/15/2015

some of your questions don't really pertain to my one time visit (ever) to this provider & there was no medications involved. Dr. went far beyond what I expected. She was kind, courteous, personable, took her time with my medical exam and encouraged me to ask questions concerning my mammogram, my physical exam and her diagnosis/ prognosis. I was naturally anxious concerning this 1st time visit but when I left to go home I was confident in my visit, with the physician/ surgeon and the help staff. I was treated like an a person of importance, something the senior, retired community doesn't always receive.

5/1/2015

Thank you all for being so kind and caring.

4/23/2015

As indicated, this was an unusual situation but handled well.

4/10/2015

Dr. McNatt was knowledgeable and courteous.

3/18/2015

Good

3/10/2015

Dr McNatt is an excellent surgeon and brilliant in giving me the information I need. we are lucky to have her at Wake Forest.

2/24/2015

I felt insecure with her explanations.

2/4/2015

She was very helpful to me through my time of breast cancer.

1/29/2015

*Dr. McNatt was exceptionally kind & thoughtful.

1/21/2015

All staff were very caring, I feel extremely confident in *Dr. Howard McNatt and staff!

11/19/2014

We had an outstanding experience for our first visit to the Cancer Center. I wouldn't have changed a thing.

11/19/2014

Though the care provider was good and listened she did sometimes speak too quickly. I had someone to take notes for me however, had I been alone I think it would have been too much information to absorb

10/20/2014

I was very anxious and worried about the procedure I was recommended. My doctor (and everyone at WF) walked me through everything. I left feeling relieved and ready for the surgery. I felt, at all times, in good hands.

10/3/2014

It all was very positive, no problems, just the travel time from Lenoir to Winston

9/17/2014

Good experience

8/26/2014

Dr. Howard-McNatt is a well knowledgeable professional and a caring person. I will miss seeing her.

8/20/2014

Dr. McNatt and her staff are next to none as far as I am concerned. She was with me through the whole cancer process and still monitors me.

8/19/2014

Feel she is an outstanding physician but deals with cancer routinely so is more complacent in discussions whereas I was still in shock. Rapid fire info but I wanted more details of my cancer. Maybe she didn't have the full pathology report back to answer at the time. Was given an overview of what to expect.

8/19/2014

I was told that this doctor was the best for breast cancer surgery - and that is true! She is friendly, efficient, caring and takes time to listen!

7/22/2014

Provider is a great physitian.

7/8/2014

When any additional appointments have been necessary the doctor and the assistant have been so accommodating to arrange the times when I will not have to make additional trips (2 hours away).

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