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McDonald, John Matthew, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.86 out of 5 | 120 reviews
Gynecologic Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Gyn Oncology)
(980) 302-6560
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Patient Comments 15 reviews
May 11, 2021
Our first visit with Dr Matt McDonald was exceptional. We felt like he treated us as a family member would. He was so caring & kind. He was very professional, explained everything in detail and answered all our questions. We feel very confident with him as our Doctor and would highly recommend him.
-Patient in Fleming Island, Florida

April 18, 2021
Dr. McDonald was absolutely great. I was VERY nervous initially and he quelled my fears immediately. His calm and caring disposition was definitely a plus.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina

April 16, 2021
Excellent experience. Staff extremely courteous. Dr. very personable and caring. Explained everything thoroughly and answered all my questions. Felt like we made decisions together rather than me just being told a plan
-Patient in CLOVER, South Carolina

March 25, 2021
This was my first visit to the new Cancer Center and I was so impressed. Thank you Novant for this wonderful building with all the modern conveniences and equipment. Dr.Matt McDonald is a wonderful doctor. I think Novant should have a Who's Who for doctors or start a Dream Team and Dr. McDonald and Dr. Kuo would be the leaders of the Pack.
-Patient in CORNELIUS, North Carolina

March 09, 2021
Dr.McDonald was the BEST. He listened to me. Talked to me not at me and made me feel safe and secure about my health treatment.
-Patient in SALISBURY, North Carolina


Practice locations
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Gyn Oncology)
(980) 302-6560

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Medical School:
Wake Forest University

Carolinas Medical Center 1998

Carolinas Medical Center 2001

University of Kentucky 2008

Board Certifications:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Gynecologic Oncology

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I specialize in surgical and medical management of cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and other gynecologic cancers. I also serve as the lead physician for the Novant Health Cancer Institute in Charlotte.

Given the complexity of diagnosing and treating gynecologic cancer, and the rapid pace of innovation in the field, I have dedicated much of my career to clinical research and teaching.

My research has revolved largely around testing the efficacy of using combinations of radiation, chemotherapy and surgery to slow, reverse or stop tumor growth in women with cancer. In 2018, this led to my being appointed to an advisory committee on gynecologic oncology at ClinicalPath, a data-based service I and many other oncologists use to guide clinical decision-making.

As important as these endeavors are, I've found that the relationships built caring for patients are what inspire us to be better doctors and nurses. More importantly, they inspire us to be better human beings.

A native of Charlotte, I got my start in medicine thanks to a scholarship from the U.S. Navy. With the scholarship, I attended medical school at Wake Forest University. I completed my residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Carolinas Medical Center and then served as medical director of the OB-GYN department at the Naval Hospital Charleston from 2003 to 2005.

After completing a fellowship in gynecologic oncology in 2008, my wife, Cherie, and I jumped at the chance to come to Charlotte, where I joined Novant Health's gynecologic oncology team. Cherie grew up in Belmont, North Carolina, and we were excited about raising our three daughters in the community where we have such deep roots. Being able to give back to my hometown as a trustee of the Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Foundation and as a medical adviser to Lydia's Legacy, which raises funds for gynecologic cancer research, has also been extremely fulfilling.

In my free time, I enjoy fly-fishing and golf.

Special Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Complex General Surgical Oncology

Gender: Male