Continuing to provide comprehensive, specialized health care to the local community, Houston Methodist Clear Lake Hospital this month welcomed breast surgical oncologist Michelino Scarlata, M.D. The addition of Scarlata means that breast cancer patients in Clear Lake and surrounding areas can receive specialized surgical techniques tailored to their individual needs without traveling far from home.


Scarlata is a board-certified surgeon who is fellowship-trained in surgical oncology. He earned his medical degree from the University of Verona School of Medicine in Verona, Italy. He completed multiple general surgery residencies – the last of which was at Saint Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan in New York. Scarlata completed his surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Cancer Center in Florida.


“As a breast surgical oncologist at Houston Methodist Clear Lake, my goal is to provide the highest quality patient-centered care that results in a personalized treatment plan for each patient,” said Scarlata.


His clinical interests include multiple complex mastectomies, not limited to modified radical, nipple-sparing, skin-sparing and risk-reducing mastectomies. He also performs hidden-scar breast surgery and oncoplastic technique. Scarlata’s professional affiliations include American College of Surgeons, European Society of Surgical Oncology, Society of Oncoplastic Surgery, Society of Surgical Oncology and The American Society of Breast Surgeons.


Scarlata is now serving patients at 18100 Houston Methodist Drive, Medical Office Building 2, Suite 300, Houston, 77058. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call Houston Methodist Department of Surgery at Clear Lake, at 832.783.1190 or visit