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  • Overview

    Cancer Focus:
    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 Doctor 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, and 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, and plastic surgeons 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. Dr. Mallory works with nutritionists, physical therapists, and members from Moffitt’s integrative medicine department to offer her patients a full-patient approach to breast cancer care.  Her research interests are in breast surgical education, wellness, 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

    Medical School:

    • University of Virginia - MD
  • Publications

    • Elleson KM, Englander K, Gallagher J, Chintapally N, Sun W, Whiting J, Mallory M, Kiluk J, Hoover S, Khakpour N, Czerniecki B, Laronga C, Lee MC. Factors Predictive of Positive Lymph Nodes for Breast Cancer. Curr Oncol. 2023 Dec.30(12):10351-10362. Pubmedid: 38132388. Pmcid: PMC10742655.
    • Barker VR, Naffouje SA, Mallory MA, Hoover SA, Laronga C. Surgical Management of the Axilla in HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer in the Z1071 Era: A Propensity Score-Matched Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Ann Surg Oncol. 2023 Dec.30(13):8371-8380. Pubmedid: 37610487.
    • Jared Weinfurtner R, Mallory MA, Bermudez D. Repeat Breast Ultrasound Demonstrates Utility with Added Cancer Detection in Patients following Breast Imaging Second Opinion Recommendations. Breast J. 2022 Jan.2022:1561455. Pubmedid: 35711880. Pmcid: PMC9187284.
    • Selfridge JM, Sinner HF, Whiting J, Sun W, Mallory MA, Hoover SJ, Kiluk JV, Khakpour N, Czerniecki BJ, Laronga C, Mo Q, Lee MC. Effect of Microporous Polysaccharide Particles in Patients Undergoing Mastectomy. Clin Breast Cancer. 2022 Dec.22(8):e922-e927. Pubmedid: 36055918.
    • Basu SS, Stopka SA, Abdelmoula WM, Randall EC, Gimenez-Cassina Lopez B, Regan MS, Calligaris D, Lu FF, Norton I, Mallory MA, Santagata S, Dillon DA, Golshan M, Agar NYR. Interim clinical trial analysis of intraoperative mass spectrometry for breast cancer surgery. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 Sep.7(1):116. Pubmedid: 34504095. Pmcid: PMC8429658.
    • 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.
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