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Cheryl A. Ewing, M.D.

Cheryl A. Ewing, M.D.

  • Professor of Surgery
  • Division of Surgical Oncology

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415) 353-7908
(415) 353-9571
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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 Professor of Surgery at UCSF Health.  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.

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  1. Clark AS, Yau C, Wolf DM, Petricoin EF, van 't Veer LJ, Yee D, Moulder SL, Wallace AM, Chien AJ, Isaacs C, Boughey JC, Albain KS, Kemmer K, Haley BB, Han HS, Forero-Torres A, Elias A, Lang JE, Ellis ED, Yung R, Tripathy D, Nanda R, Wulfkuhle JD, Brown-Swigart L, Gallagher RI, Helsten T, Roesch E, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Crane EP, Buxton M, Clennell JL, Paoloni M, Asare SM, Wilson A, Hirst GL, Singhrao R, Steeg K, Asare A, Matthews JB, Berry S, Sanil A, Melisko M, Perlmutter J, Rugo HS, Schwab RB, Symmans WF, Hylton NM, Berry DA, Esserman LJ, DeMichele AM. Neoadjuvant T-DM1/pertuzumab and paclitaxel/trastuzumab/pertuzumab for HER2+ breast cancer in the adaptively randomized I-SPY2 trial. Nat Commun. 2021 11 05; 12(1):6428. View in PubMed
  2. Hewitt KC, Miller P, Piper M, Prionas N, Son JD, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Wong JM, Ewing C, Mukhtar RA. Positive margins after mastectomy in patients with invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast: Incidence and management strategies. Am J Surg. 2022 04; 223(4):699-704. View in PubMed
  3. Abel MK, Greenwood H, Kelil T, Guo R, Brabham C, Hylton N, Wong J, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Boughey JC, Mukhtar RA. Accuracy of breast MRI in evaluating nodal status after neoadjuvant therapy in invasive lobular carcinoma. NPJ Breast Cancer. 2021 Mar 05; 7(1):25. View in PubMed
  4. Mukhtar RA, Brabham CE, Guo R, Abel MK, Wong J, Ewing C, Esserman LJ, Alvarado M. Accuracy of sentinel lymph node biopsy in invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast: Factors associated with false negatives. Breast J. 2021 04; 27(4):406-408. View in PubMed
  5. Son JD, Piper M, Hewitt K, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Ewing C, Wong JM, Mukhtar RA. Oncological Outcomes of Total Skin-Sparing Mastectomy for Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast: A 20-Year Institutional Experience. Ann Surg Oncol. 2021 May; 28(5):2555-2560. View in PubMed
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