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

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4.6 out of 5

243 Ratings
23 Comments
 

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

243 Ratings
23 Comments
 

Marissa M. Howard-McNatt, M.D.

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

Research Interests

Breast Neoplasms; Carcinoma, Papillary; Carcinoma, Lobular; Breast Neoplasms, Male; Genetic Testing
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Contact Information

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

Email: mmcnatt@wakehealth.edu

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Recent Publications

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 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.243 Ratings
23 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
4.7
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.7
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.7
Patients' confidence in CP
4.7
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
4.1



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.

2/6/2017

Dr. McNatt tends to rely on the medical language (same as what you get in the reports). Would be useful to expand into a bit more common language and a bit less "medical speak."

2/1/2017

I couldn't ask for a more concerned physician. She really is exceptionally GREAT!

12/28/2016

Very good experience,

12/28/2016

all good

12/19/2016

Very good experience!

12/7/2016

I have 100% confidence in her.

11/5/2016

Dr. Howard-McNatt is an amazing physician. She included our family in the exam and pre-op process and answered all our questions and concerns. We were able to share tears and laughter with her and her staff, helping to make a frightening situation actually pleasant. once surgery was scheduled felt complete confidence in the entire team! I

10/29/2016

We really didn't "discuss" the problem that well. I wasn't informed of her interpretation of my films or what she thought might be going on. I didn't feel included in any of the decision making and my opinion or concerns were never asked about.

10/28/2016

I can't remember very thing we talked about. Every thing is great with Dr. Howard-McNatt

10/27/2016

They are very nice very professional excellent medical treatment all very good. #1-7. Very good. #8. Excellent. #9. Good. #10. Yes I would recommend they are very nice.

9/30/2016

never a bad experience can't say enough praises for this team and Dr. Howard-McNatt is a very good doctor could not had a better one.

9/27/2016

Dr. Howard-McNatt I is the very best all around!

8/22/2016

Dr. McNatt is extremely courteous, though not "friendly," in the "warm and friendly" way that some patients may find reassuring. She is kind and extremely professional. She does not linger, but moves on efficiently when the issues have been addressed. While I have not communicated with her via myWakeHealth, I would expect her to be responsive to any questions I might raise.

7/28/2016

Dr. Marissa Howard McNatt is an absolutely wonderful and caring physician. She treats me as if I am part of her family. She is very loving and personable. Even though my cancer diagnosis was a very good one and easy to treat Dr. McNatt helped me through all facets of my surgery treatment and follow up. Always makes me feel ass if I am as important as those she see that are so sick and going through rough treatments. I would highly recommend her to all and have.

7/26/2016

I was fortunate to have the expertise and compassion of Dr. Howard-McNatt and nurse Steelman available at this post-op visit.

7/12/2016

Very patient with all my questions.

7/5/2016

The dr was great and did her job nicely.

7/4/2016

always felt rushed

6/29/2016

Good

6/22/2016

Dr. Marissa Howard-McNatt is wonderful!

6/21/2016

Always good

6/8/2016

I chose Wake Forest Baptist hospital and drive from Burlington for my cancer care. My grandmother had a brief stay at Sticht center several years ago and I was convinced then of the great care Wake Forest Baptist could provide me.

6/7/2016

Very kind. Knowledgeable . Patient with us. Answered all our questions.

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