Nathalie McDowell Johnson, MD, FACS

Patient Rating:

5.0 Read all reviews

My Specialties:

Surgical Oncology, Board-certified

My Areas of Focus:

Breast Reconstruction, Breast Surgery, Melanoma


English, Interpreters available for other languages




Legacy Health Partners

About Me:

Nathalie McDowell Johnson, M.D., FACS, is Medical Director of Legacy Cancer Institute, Legacy Breast Health Centers and a board-certified surgical oncologist with Legacy Medical Group. Prior to returning to Portland and Legacy Good Samaritan in 1996, she was Commissioner of Health for the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands. Besides her clinical practice, Dr. Johnson plays an active role in research projects related to breast cancer.

Year I Started Practice: 1992
Hospitals Served: Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center

Patient Rating

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Average Rating:  5.0 out of 5.0

  Nov 16, 2023
She is intelligent, caring, professional and compassionate. Wonderful to work with.

  Oct 30, 2023
Good Sam is difficult to navigate

  Oct 10, 2023
Dr Johnson and her entire team are excellent. I consider myself very fortunate to be under her care.

  Oct 10, 2023
First visit for cancer dx. Met with 4 different staff. Very comprehensive and positive experience. Very good patient education. Had to wait 45 min, but I work in healthcare and understand patients don't fit in neat time slots.

  Oct 9, 2023
Dr Nathalie is true healer

  Oct 9, 2023
Dr. Johnson is excellent. She did a breast exam, and I have never had one so thorough. I saw her because I had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Before that appointment I had been depressed, confused and lost. After the appointment I was clear, confident and hopeful. This was the first appointment with her, and I walked out with an understand of how sick I was, and all of my appointments, including surgery, scheduled. The Breast Cancer unit (which was developed by Dr. Johnson) is exceptional.

  Oct 3, 2023
Excellent care, communication, empathy, and medical plan for my cancer diagnosis.

  Oct 2, 2023
Great confidence in Doctor Johnson.

  Aug 21, 2023
Nathalie Johnson and her team are special, exceedingly compassionate and kind.

  Aug 14, 2023
I absolutely LOVE my provider and everyone in the office...great team!

  Jul 17, 2023
Dr Johnson is exceptional in her care of patients. Knowledgeable, compassionate and excellent communicator. Highly recommend.

  Jul 17, 2023
Dr. Nathalie Johnson is extremely competent, friendly and kind. She is also up to date on the medical and surgical treatments of her patients.

  Jul 14, 2023
Outstanding support!

  Jul 10, 2023
I was taken care of the second my diagnosis was delivered to me. The team is fantastic and held me hand every step of the way!!!

  Jul 3, 2023
Excellent compassionate care.

  Jun 26, 2023
Excellent Dr and staffers

  Jun 20, 2023
Brilliant, honest, reassuring, humorous Warm human/ physician & staff

  Jun 5, 2023
Prompt, courteous and professional...I wish she was in Salem

  May 4, 2023
Dr. Johnson & her medical staff are so friendly, professional & very thorough. Thank you very much!

  Apr 11, 2023
Everyone I came in contact with was knowledgeable, kind and sensitive to my issues as a patient

  Apr 4, 2023
The BEST doctor I have ever encountered.

  Apr 4, 2023
Excellent consultation

  Apr 3, 2023
Dr. Johnson & staff are best I've ever experienced.

  Mar 28, 2023
I received excellent care

  Mar 17, 2023
Dr. Johnson was outstanding.

  Feb 27, 2023
Excellent experience so far

  Feb 21, 2023
They arranged everything I needed quickly and follow-up was so fast & thorough it was incredible. Really appreciated every person we encountered.

  Feb 20, 2023
Assured me of continued care if needed.

  Feb 20, 2023
Amazing experience!

  Feb 8, 2023
I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Johnson. I consider myself fortunate to have her as my dr. She his highly skilled, compassionate and kind.

  Feb 7, 2023
This was the most exceptional provider I have met in my [age removed] years.

  Jan 31, 2023
Dr. Johnson is the best. I am blessed indeed to have her on my care team. She is knowledgeable, compassionate but takes charge. I trust her immensely. She is just so solid.

  Jan 31, 2023
Care options were stated clearly. Next steps were outlined and appointments made for me.

  Jan 24, 2023
Very professional and welcoming team! Thank you

  Jan 18, 2023
She did a very awesome job And I'm glad that she is my mom's doctor

  Dec 13, 2022
Dr. Johnson & her team have treated me kindly & professionally. I have probably spoken to 4 or 5 team members over the phone concerning test results.

  Dec 13, 2022
Every visit with Dr. Johnson has always been very good