Nathalie McDowell Johnson, MD, FACS

Accepting new patients

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

  Apr 2, 2024
Dr. Johnson is very caring, knowledgeable, and her enthusiasm is so infectious!

  Apr 2, 2024
Excellent experience from office staff to provider

  Mar 26, 2024
This doctor is one of the best in the country. She has the awards to prove it. She is highly recommended by my personal physician.

  Mar 12, 2024
Dr. Johnson cared as much about my heart (emotionally) as about my body which is so important going through the cancer process.

  Feb 20, 2024
Think post op patients with incisional wound issues should promptly be referred to wound clinic. I knew to ask for this, but most pts don't and wounds should be optimally dealt with, i.e. If causing pain or functional limitations.

  Feb 6, 2024
Dr Johnson is always a pleasure to see. She and her staff are top notch.

  Feb 5, 2024
Dr Nathalie Johnson is professional, tenacious, creative, compassionate, and treats the whole person, not just her area of specialty. The complete staff from in-office, to surgical, to online, to phone is one of the best I have ever experienced.Thanks. How did I get so fortunate to have this team champion me?

  Feb 5, 2024
Dr. Johnson was my surgeon many years ago and was gracious to consult with me about 7 years ago. I find her wise, warm and very helpful.

  Jan 31, 2024
Dr. Johnson and her scheduling team worked diligently to make sure I was scheduled for surgery before my health insurance terminated. I am very impressed with this outcome

  Jan 30, 2024
I was treated with so much compassion and respect. I was very scared and they answered all my questions so kindly and thoroughly.

  Jan 24, 2024
Doctor Johnson has a great team. They are all welcoming and respectful. Their great reassuring attitudes made it easy for me to stay positive. I absolutely will recommend her to others. I am grateful I was referred to her.

  Dec 20, 2023
Dr. Nathalie Johnson is amazing. Kind, incredibly approachable and informative. Im grateful to have her with me on this journey.

  Nov 28, 2023
Dr. Johnson and her staff are always very attentive to our every need. On this particular day she was running behind . We arrived at the office at 9:50 for our 10 a.m. Appointment and were informed she was running behind. By the time we completed our appointment and scheduled upcoming visits it was 11:30 a.m.. This was an unusual amount of time for a brief check-up and to schedule a follow-up visit.

  Nov 20, 2023
Dr Johnson was extremely knowledgeable. She was kind and gentle while discussing a new cancer diagnosis. She had a great worksheet which she reviewed and gave to me so I could go back and reflect on the I formation that was given.

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

  Nov 15, 2023
This doctor was absolutely great and her team was very accurate and understanding uplifting

  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