Breast Cancer, Ductal Carcinoma In Situ , Inflammatory Breast Cancer , Invasive Ductal Carcinoma , Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Dr. Melissa Anne Mallory is a Breast Surgical Oncologist at Moffitt Cancer Center. She attended the University of Virginia for both her undergraduate and graduate studies where she received a Distinguished Major's in Biology (BS) followed by a Doctorate of Medicine (MD). Dr. Mallory completed her surgical residency at Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA and a R25 fellowship in Multidisciplinary Image-Guided Therapy focusing on image-guided innovations for breast surgical operations at the National Center for Image-Guided Therapy and the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Following residency, Dr. Mallory completed a fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Dr. Mallory's surgical practice and clinical research is dedicated to the treatment of patients with breast cancer. Surgically she offers excisional breast biopsies, breast conserving operations (lumpectomies), sentinel node biopsies, axillary dissections, duct excisions, total mastectomies, and nipple-sparing mastectomies to appropriate candidates as part of her practice. Dr. Mallory works as part of a multidisciplinary breast cancer team at Moffitt Cancer Center, combining her expertise with medical oncologists, breast radiologists, radiation oncologists, plastic surgeons, and physical therapists to provide comprehensive compassionate care to her patients at every turn. Dr. Mallory is committed to helping her patients receive individualized and state-of-the art care. Her research interests are in breast surgical education and innovation and examining ways in which new technologies and processes-of-care advancements can improve surgical outcomes. Dr. Mallory has authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks, has presented nationally and abroad, and is a member the American Society of Breast Surgeons and the Society for Surgical Oncology.
Education & Training
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center - Breast Surgical Oncology
Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital - General Surgery
Mallory MA, Valero MG, Hu J, Barry WT, Losk K, Nimbkar S, Golshan M. Bilateral mastectomy operations and the role for the cosurgeon technique: A Nationwide analysis of surgical practice patterns. Breast J. 2020 Feb.26(2):220-226. Pubmedid: 31498509.
Valero MG, Mallory MA, Losk K, Tukenmez M, Hwang J, Camuso K, Bunnell C, King T, Golshan M. Surgeon Variability and Factors Predicting for Reoperation Following Breast-Conserving Surgery. Ann Surg Oncol. 2018 Sep.25(9):2573-2578. Pubmedid: 29786129. Pmcid: PMC6264913.
Mallory MA, Tarabanis C, Schneider E, Nimbkar S, Golshan M. Bilateral mastectomies: can a co-surgeon technique offer improvements over the single-surgeon method?. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2018 Aug.170(3):641-646. Pubmedid: 29687179. Pmcid: PMC6026038.
Mallory MA, Sagara Y, Aydogan F, DeSantis S, Jayender J, Caragacianu D, Gombos E, Vosburgh KG, Jolesz FA, Golshan M. Feasibility of Intraoperative Breast MRI and the Role of Prone Versus Supine Positioning in Surgical Planning for Breast-Conserving Surgery. Breast J. 2017 Nov.23(6):713-717. Pubmedid: 28295903. Pmcid: PMC5592119.
Golshan M, Losk K, Mallory MA, Camuso K, Cutone L, Caterson S, Bunnell CA. Implementation of a Breast/Reconstruction Surgery Coordinator to Reduce Preoperative Delays for Patients Undergoing Mastectomy With Immediate Reconstruction. J Oncol Pract. 2016 Mar.12(3):e338-e343. Pubmedid: 26883406. Pmcid: PMC4960471.
Mallory MA, Ashley SW. Computed Tomographic Imaging in the Diagnosis of Recurrent Ventral Hernia. JAMA Surg. 2016 Jan.151(1):13-14. Pubmedid: 26398365.
Gombos EC, Jayender J, Richman DM, Caragacianu DL, Mallory MA, Jolesz FA, Golshan M. Intraoperative Supine Breast MR Imaging to Quantify Tumor Deformation and Detection of Residual Breast Cancer: Preliminary Results. Radiology. 2016 Dec.281(3):720-729. Pubmedid: 27332738. Pmcid: PMC5118055.
Mallory MA, Losk K, Camuso K, Caterson S, Nimbkar S, Golshan M. Does "Two is Better Than One" Apply to Surgeons? Comparing Single-Surgeon Versus Co-surgeon Bilateral Mastectomies. Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Apr.23(4):1111-1116. Pubmedid: 26514122. Pmcid: PMC4775338.
Sagara Y, Freedman RA, Vaz-Luis I, Mallory MA, Wong SM, Aydogan F, DeSantis S, Barry WT, Golshan M. Patient Prognostic Score and Associations With Survival Improvement Offered by Radiotherapy After Breast-Conserving Surgery for Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: A Population-Based Longitudinal Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol. 2016 Apr.34(11):1190-1196. Pubmedid: 26834064. Pmcid: PMC4872326.
Aydogan F, Mallory MA, Tukenmez M, Sagara Y, Ozturk E, Ince Y, Celik V, Akca T, Golshan M. A low cost training phantom model for radio-guided localization techniques in occult breast lesions. J Surg Oncol. 2015 Sep.112(4):449-451. Pubmedid: 26250621. Pmcid: PMC4583351.
Mallory MA, Losk K, Lin NU, Sagara Y, Birdwell RL, Cutone L, Camuso K, Bunnell C, Aydogan F, Golshan M. The Influence of Radiology Image Consultation in the Surgical Management of Breast Cancer Patients. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct.22(10):3383-3388. Pubmedid: 26202551. Pmcid: PMC4648348.
Mallory MA, Chikarmane SA, Raza S, Lester S, Caterson SA, Golshan M. Bilateral synchronous benign phyllodes tumors. Am Surg. 2015 May.81(5):E192-E194. Pubmedid: 25975306. Pmcid: PMC4477195.
Sagara Y, Barry WT, Mallory MA, Vaz-Luis I, Aydogan F, Brock JE, Winer EP, Golshan M, Metzger-Filho O. Surgical Options and Locoregional Recurrence in Patients Diagnosed with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec.22(13):4280-4286. Pubmedid: 25893416. Pmcid: PMC4801503.
Golshan M, Losk K, Mallory MA, Camuso K, Troyan S, Lin NU, Kadish S, Bunnell CA. Variation in Additional Breast Imaging Orders and Impact on Surgical Wait Times at a Comprehensive Cancer Center. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Dec.22 Suppl 3:S428-S434. Pubmedid: 26307233. Pmcid: PMC4688062.
Sagara Y, Mallory MA, Wong S, Aydogan F, DeSantis S, Barry WT, Golshan M. Survival Benefit of Breast Surgery for Low-Grade Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: A Population-Based Cohort Study. JAMA Surg. 2015 Aug.150(8):739-745. Pubmedid: 26039049.
Yount KW, Mallory MA, Turza KC, Griffiths ER, Lau CL, Sawyer RG. Pneumomediastinum after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube placement. Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Feb.97(2):e37-e39. Pubmedid: 24484840. Pmcid: PMC3914158.
Mallory M, Bryer BM, Wilson BB. JAAD Grand Rounds quiz. Café-au-lait macules and enlarging papules on the face. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2013 Feb.68(2):348-350. Pubmedid: 23317978.
Petroze RT, Groen RS, Niyonkuru F, Mallory M, Ntaganda E, Joharifard S, Guterbock TM, Kushner AL, Kyamanywa P, Calland JF. Estimating operative disease prevalence in a low-income country: results of a nationwide population survey in Rwanda. Surgery. 2013 Apr.153(4):457-464. Pubmedid: 23253378.
The Provider Rating is an average of all responses to specific care provider-related
questions from our nationally-recognized
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive
different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Comments are gathered from specific care provider-related questions from our
Patient Satisfaction Survey . The comments are submitted by patients
and reflect their views and opinions. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and
We post both positive and negative comments from the surveys. We do not post comments
that are libelous, slanderous, profane, irrelevant or otherwise inappropriate or may
risk the privacy of our patients.
A “[…]” in the comments below indicates de-identified patient information or comments that
are unrelated to the patient’s experience with the visit to the provider, such as
comments related to another provider, about the survey itself, or otherwise completely
Not all providers will have a star rating or comments. In order to ensure accuracy of our
ratings, we only display ratings for providers who have a minimum of 30 completed from
the previous 12 months.
Provider Ratings and comments are gathered from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey
Patient Satisfaction Survey. If a provider does not have ratings or comments listed it
can be for several reasons, including:
The provider has not yet received the minimum number of patient satisfaction surveys
to be eligible for display. We require a minimum of 30 surveys before we post
results to ensure that the rating is statistically reliable and a true reflection of
He or she may be a researcher or other type of provider that does not see patients.
The provider practices in a specialty or office that does not use the specified
surveys currently used for these ratings.
Please call 1-888-663-3488 for support from a Moffitt representative. New Patients and Healthcare Professionals can submit an online form by selecting the appropriate buttonbelow. Existing patients can call 1-888-663-3488. Click here for a current list of insurances accepted at Moffitt.
NEW PATIENTS To request a new patient appointment, please fill out the online form or call 1-888-663-3488.
REFERRING PHYSICIANS Providers and medical staff can refer patients by submitting our online referral form.
Moffit now offers Virtual Visits for patients. If you are eligible for a virtual appointment, our scheduling team will discuss this option further with you.
Moffitt Cancer Center is committed to the health and safety of our patients and their families. For more information on how we’re protecting our new and existing patients, visit our COVID-19 Info Hub