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Ann B. Nattinger MD, MPH

Center Director, Chief, Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Medicine
Division: General Internal Medicine
Program: Administration

Member of the Cancer Center
Member of the Center For Patient Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR)


  • Patient costs of breast cancer endocrine therapy agents under Medicare Part D vs with generic formulations. (Nattinger AB, Pezzin LE, McGinley EL, Charlson JA, Yen TW, Neuner JM) Springerplus 2015;4:54 PMID: 25674506 PMCID: PMC4320689
  • Palliative care training in surgical oncology and hepatobiliary fellowships: a national survey of the fellows. (Amini A, Miura JT, Larrieux G, Tsai S, Turaga KK, Christians KK, Brasel KJ, Clark Gamblin T, Weissman DE, Nattinger AB, Johnston FM) Ann Surg Oncol 2015 Jun;22(6):1761-7 PMID: 25380685
  • An algorithm to identify the development of lymphedema after breast cancer treatment. (Yen TW, Laud PW, Sparapani RA, Li J, Nattinger AB) J Cancer Surviv 2015 Jun;9(2):161-71 PMID: 25187004 PMCID: PMC4362809
  • Quality of life among a population-based cohort of older patients with breast cancer. (Neuner JM, Zokoe N, McGinley EL, Pezzin LE, Yen TW, Schapira MM, Nattinger AB) Breast 2014 Oct;23(5):609-16 PMID: 25034932 PMCID: PMC4184951
  • Surgeon specialization and use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer. (Yen TW, Laud PW, Sparapani RA, Nattinger AB) JAMA Surg 2014 Feb;149(2):185-92 PMID: 24369337 PMCID: PMC4005375
  • Variation in the risk of readmission among hospitals: the relative contribution of patient, hospital and inpatient provider characteristics. (Singh S, Lin YL, Kuo YF, Nattinger AB, Goodwin JS) J Gen Intern Med 2014 Apr;29(4):572-8 PMID: 24307260 PMCID: PMC3965757
  • Diagnosis and treatment of lymphedema after breast cancer: a population-based study. (Sayko O, Pezzin LE, Yen TW, Nattinger AB) PM R 2013 Nov;5(11):915-23 PMID: 23684778 PMCID: PMC3889213
  • Thirty-day readmissions after elective spine surgery for degenerative conditions among US Medicare beneficiaries. (Wang MC, Shivakoti M, Sparapani RA, Guo C, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Spine J 2012 Oct;12(10):902-11 PMID: 23098615
  • Socioeconomic and racial differences in treatment for breast cancer at a low-volume hospital. (Kong AL, Yen TW, Pezzin LE, Miao H, Sparapani RA, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Ann Surg Oncol 2011 Oct;18(11):3220-7 PMID: 21861226 PMCID: PMC3201787
  • The association of robotic surgical technology and hospital prostatectomy volumes: increasing market share through the adoption of technology. (Neuner JM, See WA, Pezzin LE, Tarima S, Nattinger AB) Cancer 2012 Jan 15;118(2):371-7 PMID: 21717434
  • Utility of a combined current procedural terminology and International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification code algorithm in classifying cervical spine surgery for degenerative changes. (Wang MC, Laud PW, Macias M, Nattinger AB) Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2011 Oct 15;36(22):1843-8 PMID: 21245779
  • Nonurgent emergency-department care: analysis of parent and primary physician perspectives. (Brousseau DC, Nimmer MR, Yunk NL, Nattinger AB, Greer A) Pediatrics 2011 Feb;127(2):e375-81 PMID: 21242226
  • Fracture risk and adjuvant hormonal therapy among a population-based cohort of older female breast cancer patients. (Neuner JM, Yen TW, Sparapani RA, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Osteoporos Int 2011 Nov;22(11):2847-55 PMID: 21170643 PMCID: PMC3166362
  • Strengths and limitations of International Classification of Disease Ninth Revision Clinical Modification codes in defining cervical spine surgery. (Wang MC, Laud PW, Macias M, Nattinger AB) Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2011 Jan 1;36(1):E38-44 PMID: 20975624
  • It's the writing on the wall: Whiteboards improve inpatient satisfaction with provider communication. (Singh S, Fletcher KE, Pandl GJ, Schapira MM, Nattinger AB, Biblo LA, Whittle J) Am J Med Qual 2011 Mar-Apr;26(2):127-31 PMID: 20870743
  • Socioeconomic factors associated with adjuvant hormone therapy use in older breast cancer survivors. (Yen TW, Czypinski LK, Sparapani RA, Guo C, Laud PW, Pezzin LE, Nattinger AB) Cancer 2011 Jan 15;117(2):398-405 PMID: 20824718 PMCID: PMC3010527
  • Heightened attention to medical privacy: challenges for unbiased sample recruitment and a possible solution. (Nattinger AB, Pezzin LE, Sparapani RA, Neuner JM, King TK, Laud PW) Am J Epidemiol 2010 Sep 15;172(6):637-44 PMID: 20660123 PMCID: PMC3025645
  • Elderly breast cancer survivors accurately self-report key treatment information. (Yen TW, Sparapani RA, Guo C, Neuner JM, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) J Am Geriatr Soc 2010 Feb;58(2):410-2 PMID: 20370882 PMCID: PMC2972547
  • In the clinic. Breast cancer screening and prevention. (Nattinger AB) Ann Intern Med 2010 Apr 6;152(7):ITC41 PMID: 20368645
  • The economic consequences of breast cancer adjuvant hormonal treatments. (Pezzin LE, O'Niel MB, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 2009 Nov;24 Suppl 2:S446-50 PMID: 19838848 PMCID: PMC2763163
  • Primary care quality and subsequent emergency department utilization for children in Wisconsin Medicaid. (Brousseau DC, Gorelick MH, Hoffmann RG, Flores G, Nattinger AB) Acad Pediatr 2009 Jan-Feb;9(1):33-9 PMID: 19329089
  • A contemporary, population-based study of lymphedema risk factors in older women with breast cancer. (Yen TW, Fan X, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Walker AP, Nattinger AB) Ann Surg Oncol 2009 Apr;16(4):979-88 PMID: 19194754 PMCID: PMC2729500
  • Behavior modification and risk perception in patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer. (Rhee JS, Davis-Malesevich M, Logan BR, Neuburg M, Burzynski M, Nattinger AB) WMJ 2008 Apr;107(2):62-8 PMID: 18593080 PMCID: PMC3590063
  • Update in women's health 2006-2007. (Zebrack JR, Gonzaga AM, Neuner JM, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 2008 Jan;23(1):93-9 PMID: 18046610 PMCID: PMC2173930
  • Exploring the surgeon volume outcome relationship among women with breast cancer. (Nattinger AB, Laud PW, Sparapani RA, Zhang X, Neuner JM, Gilligan MA) Arch Intern Med 2007 Oct 8;167(18):1958-63 PMID: 17923595
  • Update in women's health. (Mitchell JL, Zebrack JR, Davids SL, Nattinger AB, Neuner JM) J Gen Intern Med 2007 Sep;22(9):1351-64 PMID: 17690943 PMCID: PMC2219786
  • Racial and socioeconomic disparities in bone density testing before and after hip fracture. (Neuner JM, Zhang X, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 2007 Sep;22(9):1239-45 PMID: 17594131 PMCID: PMC2219762
  • Colorectal cancer screening among midwestern community-based residents: indicators of success. (Matthews BA, Nattinger AB, Venkatesan T, Shaker R) J Community Health 2007 Apr;32(2):103-20 PMID: 17571524
  • Quality of primary care and subsequent pediatric emergency department utilization. (Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Nattinger AB, Flores G, Zhang Y, Gorelick M) Pediatrics 2007 Jun;119(6):1131-8 PMID: 17545380
  • Decision-making at menopause: a randomized controlled trial of a computer-based hormone therapy decision-aid. (Schapira MM, Gilligan MA, McAuliffe T, Garmon G, Carnes M, Nattinger AB) Patient Educ Couns 2007 Jul;67(1-2):100-7 PMID: 17400413
  • Objective risk, subjective risk, and colorectal cancer screening among a clinic sample. (Matthews BA, Nattinger AB, Venkatesan T, Shaker R, Anderson RC) Psychol Health Med 2007 Mar;12(2):135-47 PMID: 17365894
  • The skin cancer index: clinical responsiveness and predictors of quality of life. (Rhee JS, Matthews BA, Neuburg M, Logan BR, Burzynski M, Nattinger AB) Laryngoscope 2007 Mar;117(3):399-405 PMID: 17334300 PMCID: PMC1847346
  • Promoting the career development of women in academic medicine. (Nattinger AB) Arch Intern Med 2007 Feb 26;167(4):323-4 PMID: 17325290
  • Relationship between number of breast cancer operations performed and 5-year survival after treatment for early-stage breast cancer. (Gilligan MA, Neuner J, Zhang X, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Am J Public Health 2007 Mar;97(3):539-44 PMID: 17267725 PMCID: PMC1805003
  • Surgeon characteristics and variations in treatment for early-stage breast cancer. (Gilligan MA, Neuner J, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Arch Surg 2007 Jan;142(1):17-22 PMID: 17224496
  • Validation of a quality-of-life instrument for patients with nonmelanoma skin cancer. (Rhee JS, Matthews BA, Neuburg M, Logan BR, Burzynski M, Nattinger AB) Arch Facial Plast Surg 2006 Sep-Oct;8(5):314-8 PMID: 16982987 PMCID: PMC2556600
  • The influence of graphic format on breast cancer risk communication. (Schapira MM, Nattinger AB, McAuliffe TL) J Health Commun 2006 Sep;11(6):569-82 PMID: 16950729
  • Development of the facial skin care index: a health-related outcomes index for skin cancer patients. (Matthews BA, Rhee JS, Neuburg M, Burzynski ML, Nattinger AB) Dermatol Surg 2006 Jul;32(7):924-34; discussion 934 PMID: 16875475 PMCID: PMC1810190
  • Bone density testing in older women and its association with patient age. (Neuner JM, Binkley N, Sparapani RA, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) J Am Geriatr Soc 2006 Mar;54(3):485-9 PMID: 16551317
  • Effect of model of care delivery on mammography use among elderly breast cancer survivors. (Etim AE, Schellhase KG, Sparapani R, Nattinger AB) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2006 Apr;96(3):293-9 PMID: 16538537
  • Predictive factors and outcomes in endoscopic sinus surgery for chronic rhinosinusitis. (Smith TL, Mendolia-Loffredo S, Loehrl TA, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Laryngoscope 2005 Dec;115(12):2199-205 PMID: 16369166
  • Disparities for latino children in the timely receipt of medical care. (Brousseau DC, Hoffmann RG, Yauck J, Nattinger AB, Flores G) Ambul Pediatr 2005 Nov-Dec;5(6):319-25 PMID: 16302832
  • Variation in the choice of breast-conserving surgery or mastectomy: patient or physician decision making? (Nattinger AB) J Clin Oncol 2005 Aug 20;23(24):5429-31 PMID: 16110002
  • Colorectal cancer screening behavior and health insurance status (United States). (Matthews BA, Anderson RC, Nattinger AB) Cancer Causes Control 2005 Aug;16(6):735-42 PMID: 16049812
  • Creation of a quality of life instrument for nonmelanoma skin cancer patients. (Rhee JS, Matthews BA, Neuburg M, Burzynski M, Nattinger AB) Laryngoscope 2005 Jul;115(7):1178-85 PMID: 15995503 PMCID: PMC1317104
  • An algorithm for the use of Medicare claims data to identify women with incident breast cancer. (Nattinger AB, Laud PW, Bajorunaite R, Sparapani RA, Freeman JL) Health Serv Res 2004 Dec;39(6 Pt 1):1733-49 PMID: 15533184 PMCID: PMC1361095
  • Decentralization of breast cancer surgery in the United States. (Neuner JM, Gilligan MA, Sparapani R, Laud PW, Haggstrom D, Nattinger AB) Cancer 2004 Sep 15;101(6):1323-9 PMID: 15368323
  • Agreement between scales in the measurement of breast cancer risk perceptions. (Schapira MM, Davids SL, McAuliffe TL, Nattinger AB) Risk Anal 2004 Jun;24(3):665-73 PMID: 15209937
  • Predictors of pessimistic breast cancer risk perceptions in a primary care population. (Davids SL, Schapira MM, McAuliffe TL, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 2004 Apr;19(4):310-5 PMID: 15061739 PMCID: PMC1492192
  • Skin cancer and quality of life: assessment with the Dermatology Life Quality Index. (Rhee JS, Matthews BA, Neuburg M, Smith TL, Burzynski M, Nattinger AB) Dermatol Surg 2004 Apr;30(4 Pt 1):525-9 PMID: 15056143
  • Quality of life and sun-protective behavior in patients with skin cancer. (Rhee JS, Matthews BA, Neuburg M, Smith TL, Burzynski M, Nattinger AB) Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2004 Feb;130(2):141-6 PMID: 14967741
  • Objective testing and quality-of-life evaluation in surgical candidates with chronic rhinosinusitis. (Smith TL, Rhee JS, Loehrl TA, Burzynski ML, Laud PW, Nattinger AB) Am J Rhinol 2003 Nov-Dec;17(6):351-6 PMID: 14750611
  • Menopausal hormone therapy decisions: insights from a multi-attribute model. (Schapira MM, Gilligan MA, McAuliffe TL, Nattinger AB) Patient Educ Couns 2004 Jan;52(1):89-95 PMID: 14729295
  • Effect of nurse case management on the treatment of older women with breast cancer. (Goodwin JS, Satish S, Anderson ET, Nattinger AB, Freeman JL) J Am Geriatr Soc 2003 Sep;51(9):1252-9 PMID: 12919237
  • Measuring the performance of screening mammography in community practice with Medicare claims data. (Freeman JL, Goodwin JS, Zhang D, Nattinger AB, Freeman DH Jr) Women Health 2003;37(2):1-15 PMID: 12733550
  • Quality of care for breast cancer. (Nattinger AB) Med Care 2003 Mar;41(3):341-3 PMID: 12618637
  • Identifying cancer relapse using SEER-Medicare data. (Earle CC, Nattinger AB, Potosky AL, Lang K, Mallick R, Berger M, Warren JL) Med Care 2002 Aug;40(8 Suppl):IV-75-81 PMID: 12187172
  • Geographic variations in breast cancer survival among older women: implications for quality of breast cancer care. (Goodwin JS, Freeman JL, Mahnken JD, Freeman DH, Nattinger AB) J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 2002 Jun;57(6):M401-6 PMID: 12023271
  • Survival of women after breast conserving surgery for early stage breast cancer. (Du Xianglin, Freeman JL, Nattinger AB, Goodwin JS) Breast Cancer Res Treat 2002 Mar;72(1):23-31 PMID: 12000218
  • Persistent differences in sociodemographic determinants of breast conserving treatment despite overall increased adoption. (Gilligan MA, Kneusel RT, Hoffmann RG, Greer AL, Nattinger AB) Med Care 2002 Mar;40(3):181-9 PMID: 11880791
  • Frequency or probability? A qualitative study of risk communication formats used in health care. (Schapira MM, Nattinger AB, McHorney CA) Med Decis Making 2001 Nov-Dec;21(6):459-67 PMID: 11760103
  • Relationship of distance from a radiotherapy facility and initial breast cancer treatment. (Nattinger AB, Kneusel RT, Hoffmann RG, Gilligan MA) J Natl Cancer Inst 2001 Sep 5;93(17):1344-6 PMID: 11535710
  • Effect of treatment on quality of life among men with clinically localized prostate cancer. (Schapira MM, Lawrence WF, Katz DA, McAuliffe TL, Nattinger AB) Med Care 2001 Mar;39(3):243-53 PMID: 11242319
  • Is screening mammography effective in elderly women. (Nattinger AB) Am J Med 2000 Aug 1;109(2):172-3 PMID: 11032568
  • Relation between appropriateness of primary therapy for early-stage breast carcinoma and increased use of breast-conserving surgery. (Nattinger AB, Hoffmann RG, Kneusel RT, Schapira MM) Lancet 2000 Sep 30;356(9236):1148-53 PMID: 11030294
  • Care for breast cancer: the adoption of newer clinical paradigms. (Nattinger AB) Med Care 2000 Jul;38(7):693-5 PMID: 10901352
  • Accuracy and completeness of Medicare claims data for surgical treatment of breast cancer. (Du X, Freeman JL, Warren JL, Nattinger AB, Zhang D, Goodwin JS) Med Care 2000 Jul;38(7):719-27 PMID: 10901355
  • Underutilization of mammography in older breast cancer survivors. (Schapira MM, McAuliffe TL, Nattinger AB) Med Care 2000 Mar;38(3):281-9 PMID: 10718353
  • Older women, mammography, and mortality from breast cancer. (Nattinger AB) Am J Med 2000 Feb;108(2):174-5 PMID: 11126313
  • Update in women's health. (Charney P, Walsh J, Nattinger AB) Ann Intern Med 1999 Dec 21;131(12):952-8 PMID: 10610647
  • Update in women's health. (Charney P, Walsh JM, Nattinger AB) Ann Intern Med 1998 Oct 1;129(7):551-8 PMID: 9758576
  • Geographic variations in breast cancer mortality: do higher rates imply elevated incidence or poorer survival? (Goodwin JS, Freeman JL, Freeman D, Nattinger AB) Am J Public Health 1998 Mar;88(3):458-60 PMID: 9518983 PMCID: PMC1508360
  • Effect of Nancy Reagan's mastectomy on choice of surgery for breast cancer by US women. (Nattinger AB, Hoffmann RG, Howell-Pelz A, Goodwin JS) JAMA 1998 Mar 11;279(10):762-6 PMID: 9508152
  • Generalizability of the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results registry population: factors relevant to epidemiologic and health care research. (Nattinger AB, McAuliffe TL, Schapira MM) J Clin Epidemiol 1997 Aug;50(8):939-45 PMID: 9291879
  • Enhanced decision-making: the use of a videotape decision-aid for patients with prostate cancer. (Schapira MM, Meade C, Nattinger AB) Patient Educ Couns 1997 Feb;30(2):119-27 PMID: 9128614
  • The influence of black race and socioeconomic status on the use of breast-conserving surgery for Medicare beneficiaries. (Michalski TA, Nattinger AB) Cancer 1997 Jan 15;79(2):314-9 PMID: 9010104
  • Recent advances in internal medicine. (Nattinger AB, Wang-Cheng R, Sonnenberg G, Kotchen TA) Wis Med J 1996 Dec;95(12):871-4 PMID: 8993227
  • The effect of legislative requirements on the use of breast-conserving surgery. (Nattinger AB, Hoffman RG, Shapiro R, Gottlieb MS, Goodwin JS) N Engl J Med 1996 Oct 3;335(14):1035-40 PMID: 8793929
  • Minimal increase in use of breast-conserving surgery from 1986 to 1990. (Nattinger AB, Gottlieb MS, Hoffman RG, Walker AP, Goodwin JS) Med Care 1996 May;34(5):479-89 PMID: 8614169
  • Treatment of localized prostate cancer in African-American compared with Caucasian men. Less use of aggressive therapy for comparable disease. (Schapira MM, McAuliffe TL, Nattinger AB) Med Care 1995 Nov;33(11):1079-88 PMID: 7475418
  • Communicating with deaf patients. (Nattinger AB) JAMA 1995 Sep 13;274(10):795 PMID: 7650795
  • Effect of season and climate on choice of therapy for breast cancer in older women. (Goodwin JS, Nattinger AB) J Am Geriatr Soc 1995 Sep;43(9):962-6 PMID: 7657935
  • Promotion of women physicians in academic medicine. Glass ceiling or sticky floor? (Tesch BJ, Wood HM, Helwig AL, Nattinger AB) JAMA 1995 Apr 5;273(13):1022-5 PMID: 7897785
  • Improvements in preventive care and communication for deaf patients: results of a novel primary health care program. (MacKinney TG, Walters D, Bird GL, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 1995 Mar;10(3):133-7 PMID: 7769469
  • Geographic and Hospital Variation in the Management of Older Women With Breast Cancer. (Nattinger AB, Goodwin JS) Cancer Control 1994 Jul;1(4):334-338 PMID: 10886984
  • Creative part-time faculty arrangements. (Tesch BJ, Nattinger AB) Ann Intern Med 1994 Feb 15;120(4):346; author reply 346-7 PMID: 8135949
  • Postmenopausal hormone replacement: are two hormones better than one? (Wood H, Wang-Cheng R, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 1993 Aug;8(8):451-8 PMID: 8410413
  • Screening mammography for older women. A case of mixed messages. (Nattinger AB, Goodwin JS) Arch Intern Med 1992 May;152(5):922-5 PMID: 1580716
  • Geographic variation in the use of breast-conserving treatment for breast cancer. (Nattinger AB, Gottlieb MS, Veum J, Yahnke D, Goodwin JS) N Engl J Med 1992 Apr 23;326(17):1102-7 PMID: 1552911
  • Informed consent for patient transfers to a Veterans Affairs medical center. (Jablonski DF, Mosley GM, Byrd JC, Schwallie D, Nattinger AB) J Gen Intern Med 1991 May-Jun;6(3):229-32 PMID: 2066827
  • Improving the utilization of screening mammography in primary care practices. (Nattinger AB, Panzer RJ, Janus J) Arch Intern Med 1989 Sep;149(9):2087-92 PMID: 2774785
  • Last update: 06/01/2015