Professional Biographies

Michelino Scarlata, MD

Primary Specialty: General & Breast Surgery

Years With Optum: 3

Average Star Rating:

(119 patient ratings)

  • Medical School: University of Verona - Verona, Italy
  • Residency: St. Vincent Hospital - Manhattan, New York; Surgical Residency
  • Fellowships: University of Miami - Miami, Florida; Surgical Oncology Fellowship
Special Interests:

Performing breast surgery procedures and applying oncoplasty techniques. I have over ten years of experience in the care of patients with breast cancer and benign conditions of the breast. My goal is to provide the highest quality patient-centered care within a multidisciplinary group that results in a personalized treatment plan for each patient.

English, Spanish, Italian

Dr. Scarlata is one of only two surgeons in the State of New Mexico to be certified in Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery.  Hidden Scar breast cancer surgery is an advanced approach to removing breast cancer.

Little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.
With a Hidden Scar approach, Dr. Scarlata will place your incision in a location that is hard to see, so that the scar is not visible when your incision heals.  As a result, you have little to no visible reminder of the surgery or your cancer.


Society of Surgical Oncology
European Society of Surgical Oncology
American Medical Association

Why did you decide to live in Albuquerque? Albuquerque provided an opportunity for my wife and I to expand our careers--my wife is a landscape architect. We also love the quality of life that Albuquerque offers and we enjoy the year-long outdoor activities.


Cooking – I have quite an extensive collection of cookbooks (mostly international) and I enjoy recreating some of the recipes from those books.

Patient Ratings & Reviews

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*Dr. Scarlata is outstanding.


The doctor explained everything to me and provided visual supports (wrote out and/or drew) as he spoke to me.


Dr. Was wonderful


Dr. Scarlata is truly exceptional, thorough and engaged truly cares for each patient.


Awesome care!




Dr Scarleta is wonderful, he's like part of the family, he showed lots of care and gave me lots of positive feedback. Looking forward to seeing him again in December.


Dr. Scarlatta is a very caring. He listens, doesn't seem to be hurrying you out, spends as much time as the questions and answers need. He is truly interested in and empathetic with his patients.


I couldn't ask for a better Dr! I'm so grateful for the care he has given me. If only the world had more of him.


I appreciate the time the Dr. SCARLATA took to carefully review the information and explain next steps in my healing process. The information about what occurred at the appointment and next steps were clearly and quickly documented in my Follow my health file, so I could follow up with providers if needed.





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