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Cheryl Ewing, M.D.

Breast cancer surgeon

An expert in the treatment of breast cancer, Dr. Cheryl Ewing is a breast surgeon at the UCSF Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center in San Francisco and the UCSF Breast Cancer Center in Marin. Ewing helped develop two breast surgeries — the lumpectomy with partial breast reconstruction and nipple-sparing mastectomy. Before joining UCSF Medical Center in 2001, she was director of the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Program at the University of Chicago and had a private practice at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, N.M.

Ewing earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and medical degree at Wayne State University, Mich. She then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Chicago. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2003 Local Hero Award from the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the Women in Medicine Professional Development Travel Award. Ewing is an associate professor of surgery in the UCSF School of Medicine.

Clinics

Breast Care Center in Marin
1300 S. Eliseo Drive, Suite 204
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Fax: (415) 353-7050

Hours: Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-7070
Surgery Fax: (415) 353-7050
Oncology Fax: (415) 353-7692

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Cancer Risk Program
1600 Divisadero St., Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94143-1714
Phone: (415) 885-7779
Fax: (415) 885-3787

Hours: Monday to Friday
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Conditions & Treatments

More about Cheryl Ewing

Education

Wayne State University 1983

Residencies

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital - University of Michigan, General Surgery 1988

Fellowships

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Surgical Oncology 1991

Selected Research and Publications

  1. 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.
  2. 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 Mammoplasty: Assessing The Safety Profile. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Mar 11.
  3. 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.
  4. Chang EI, Peled AW, Foster RD, Lin C, Zeidler KR, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Evaluating the feasibility of extended partial mastectomy and immediate reduction mammoplasty reconstruction as an alternative to mastectomy. Ann Surg. 2012 Jun; 255(6):1151-7.
  5. Peled AW, Foster RD, Garwood ER, Moore DH, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. The effects of acellular dermal matrix in expander-implant breast reconstruction after total skin-sparing mastectomy: results of a prospective practice improvement study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jun; 129(6):901e-908e.
  6. Warren Peled A, Foster RD, Stover AC, Itakura K, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Hwang ES, Esserman LJ. Outcomes after total skin-sparing mastectomy and immediate reconstruction in 657 breasts. Ann Surg Oncol. 2012 Oct; 19(11):3402-9.
  7. Itakura K, Lessing J, Sakata T, Heinzerling A, Vriens E, Wisner D, Alvarado M, Esserman L, Ewing C, Hylton N, Hwang ES. The impact of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging on surgical treatment and outcomes for ductal carcinoma in situ. Clin Breast Cancer. 2011 Mar; 11(1):33-8.
  8. Liu LC, Lang JE, Lu Y, Roe D, Hwang SE, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Morita E, Treseler P, Leong SP. Intraoperative frozen section analysis of sentinel lymph nodes in breast cancer patients: a meta-analysis and single-institution experience. Cancer. 2011 Jan 15; 117(2):250-8.
  9. Warren Peled A, Itakura K, Foster RD, Hamolsky D, Tanaka J, Ewing C, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Hwang ES. Impact of chemotherapy on postoperative complications after mastectomy and immediate breast reconstruction. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep; 145(9):880-5.
  10. Chan LW, Rabban J, Hwang ES, Bevan A, Alvarado M, Ewing C, Esserman L, Fowble B. Is radiation indicated in patients with ductal carcinoma in situ and close or positive mastectomy margins? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011 May 1; 80(1):25-30.
  11. Mukhtar RA, Throckmorton AD, Alvarado MD, Ewing CA, Esserman LJ, Chiu C, Hwang ES. Bacteriologic features of surgical site infections following breast surgery. Am J Surg. 2009 Oct; 198(4):529-31.
  12. Yoo GJ, Aviv C, Levine EG, Ewing C, Au A. Emotion work: disclosing cancer. Support Care Cancer. 2010 Feb; 18(2):205-15.
  13. Lang JE, Liu LC, Lu Y, Jenkins T, Hwang SE, Esserman LJ, Ewing CA, Alvarado M, Morita E, Treseler P, Leong SP. Prognostic implications of positive nonsentinel lymph nodes removed during selective sentinel lymphadenectomy for breast cancer. Breast J. 2009 May-Jun; 15(3):242-6.
  14. Garwood ER, Moore D, Ewing C, Hwang ES, Alvarado M, Foster RD, Esserman LJ. Total skin-sparing mastectomy: complications and local recurrence rates in 2 cohorts of patients. Ann Surg. 2009 Jan; 249(1):26-32.
  15. Liu LC, Lang JE, Jenkins T, Lu Y, Ewing CA, Hwang SE, Sokol S, Alvarado M, Esserman LJ, Morita E, Treseler P, Leong SP. Is it necessary to harvest additional lymph nodes after resection of the most radioactive sentinel lymph node in breast cancer? J Am Coll Surg. 2008 Dec; 207(6):853-8.
  16. Alvarado M, Ewing CA, Elyassnia D, Foster RD, Shelley Hwang E. Surgery for palliation and treatment of advanced breast cancer. Surg Oncol. 2007 Dec; 16(4):249-57.
  17. Levine EG, Yoo G, Aviv C, Ewing C, Au A. Ethnicity and spirituality in breast cancer survivors. J Cancer Surviv. 2007 Sep; 1(3):212-25.
  18. Tan YY, Wu CT, Fan YG, Hwang S, Ewing C, Lane K, Esserman L, Lu Y, Treseler P, Morita E, Leong SP. Primary tumor characteristics predict sentinel lymph node macrometastasis in breast cancer. Breast J. 2005 Sep-Oct; 11(5):338-43.
  19. Fan YG, Tan YY, Wu CT, Treseler P, Lu Y, Chan CW, Hwang S, Ewing C, Esserman L, Morita E, Leong SP. The effect of sentinel node tumor burden on non-sentinel node status and recurrence rates in breast cancer. Ann Surg Oncol. 2005 Sep; 12(9):705-11.
  20. Tan YY, Fan YG, Lu Y, Hwang S, Ewing C, Esserman L, Morita E, Treseler P, Leong SP. Ratio of positive to total number of sentinel nodes predicts nonsentinel node status in breast cancer patients. Breast J. 2005 Jul-Aug; 11(4):248-53.

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