Professional Biographies

Michelino Scarlata, MD

Primary Specialty: General & Breast Surgery

Years With Optum: 2

  • 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.


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