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Cheryl A. Ewing, M.D.

Clinical Professor of Surgery
Division of General Surgery

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  • 1978-83, Wayne State University School of Medicine, MD
  • 1983-88, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, University of Michigan Medical School
  • 1988-91, Surgical Oncology Fellow, University of Chicago
  • 1984, American Board of Surgery
  • 1998, American Board of Surgery
  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
  • Minority Health
  • Mastectomy
  • Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

Dr. Cheryl Ewing is Associate Professor of Surgery at UCSF Mount Zion Hospital.  Her focus is in breast cancer surgery and sentinel lymph node dissection.  Her other interests include quality of care and evaluation of barriers to medical and breast care for minority women.  

Dr. Ewing completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, and received her medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine.  She then went on to complete her residency at University of Michigan Medical School, and then her fellowship at the University of Chicago.  She joined the faculty at UCSF in 2001.

Dr. Ewing has lectured extensively at many local, national, and international events.  She has been very active in mentoring residents and fellows, serving four years as the Mount Zion Site Director for the Surgery 110 Rotations and teaching several CME courses and Grand Rounds.  

Dr. Ewing is involved in several studies involving quality of care among breast cancer survivors.  Specifically, these involve post-surgery symptom management, and customizing risk assessment and tailoring treatment to the individual patient's medical profile and preferences.  Her primary focus in on how being a breast cancer survivor affects the quality of life in different race/ethnic groups, and how that relationship is modified by social support, depression, and spirituality.

Dr. Ewing is a member of most of the major surgical societies, and has been the recipient of several awards, including the Susan G. Komen Local Hero Award.

Most recent publications from a total of 31
  1. Wang F, Amara D, Peled AW, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ. Negative Genetic Testing Does Not Deter Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy in Younger Patients with Greater Family Histories of Breast Cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 Oct; 22(10):3338-45. View in PubMed
  2. Amara D, Peled AW, Wang F, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ. Tumor Involvement of the Nipple in Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy: Strategies for Management. Ann Surg Oncol. 2015 May 29. View in PubMed
  3. Fowble B, Park C, Wang F, Peled A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H, Hanlon A. Rates of Reconstruction Failure in Patients Undergoing Immediate Reconstruction With Tissue Expanders and/or Implants and Postmastectomy Radiation Therapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2015 Jul 1; 92(3):634-41. View in PubMed
  4. Wang F, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Foster R, Sbitany H. The impact of breast mass on outcomes of total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate tissue expander-based breast reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Mar; 135(3):672-9. View in PubMed
  5. Sbitany H, Wang F, Peled AW, Lentz R, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Fowble B, Foster RD. Immediate implant-based breast reconstruction following total skin-sparing mastectomy: defining the risk of preoperative and postoperative radiation therapy for surgical outcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep; 134(3):396-404. View in PubMed
  6. Wang F, Peled AW, Garwood E, Fiscalini AS, Sbitany H, Foster RD, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction: an evolution of technique and assessment of outcomes. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Oct; 21(10):3223-30. View in PubMed
  7. Sbitany H, Wang F, Saeed L, Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Foster RD. Immediate implant-based breast reconstruction following total skin-sparing mastectomy in women with a history of augmentation mammaplasty: assessing the safety profile. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul; 134(1):1-9. View in PubMed
  8. Cureton EL, Yau C, Alvarado MD, Krontiras H, Ollila DW, Ewing CA, Monnier S, Esserman LJ. Local recurrence rates are low in high-risk neoadjuvant breast cancer in the I-SPY 1 Trial (CALGB 150007/150012; ACRIN 6657). Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Sep; 21(9):2889-96. View in PubMed
  9. Wang F, Peled A, Foster R, Wang E, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Esserman L, Sbitany H. Abstract 124: outcomes of total skin-sparing mastectomy and reconstruction in 924 breasts over 11 years. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar; 133(3 Suppl):139. View in PubMed
  10. Peled AW, Irwin CS, Hwang ES, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy in BRCA mutation carriers. Ann Surg Oncol. 2014 Jan; 21(1):37-41. View in PubMed
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