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McDonald, John Matthew, MD

Affiliated with Novant Health
4.87 out of 5 | 163 reviews
Gynecologic Oncology
Novant Health Cancer Institute - Elizabeth (Gyn Oncology)
(980) 302-6560
Ratings
4.87
Overall rating
4.39
Administration and Staff
4.68
Medically Informed Visit
4.78
Bedside Manner
4.80
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Comments
Patient Comments 40 reviews
November 12, 2021
Very pleasant atmosphere.
-Patient in MATTHEWS, North Carolina

November 10, 2021
Dr McDonald more than met our expectations as a physician and surgeon during our initial consult
-Patient in HICKORY, North Carolina

November 09, 2021
Dr. McDonald is the best!
-Patient in Midland, North Carolina

November 04, 2021
Dr.MacDonald took very good care of me, he is very professional and knowledgeable..
-Patient in INDIAN LAND, South Carolina

November 02, 2021
I was so pleased and happy. I want to say Thank you so much.
-Patient in CHARLOTTE, North Carolina



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


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Education


Medical School:
Wake Forest University
(1997)

Internship:
Carolinas Medical Center 1998

Residency:
Carolinas Medical Center 2001

Fellowship:
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