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Cheryl A. Ewing


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 the nipple-sparing mastectomy.

Ewing earned an undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan and her medical degree at Wayne State University. She then completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at the University of Chicago.

Before joining UCSF Medical Center in 2001, Ewing directed the University of Chicago's multidisciplinary breast cancer program and had a private practice at St. Vincent Hospital in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Ewing has received numerous awards, including a Susan G. Komen local hero award and a professional development travel award for women in medicine.

  • 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

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    131 Ratings
    About our process
    Feb 27, 2023
    All the folks at UCSF Mission Bay clinic have been very helpful and friendly in responding to my multiple questions on my cancer status. I really appreciate the friendly responses.
    Feb 13, 2023
    Dr Ewing was warm professional and immediately put me at ease. She spoke in a way that I could understand and covered all my concerns. I felt that her time was all mine and that she was not in a rush. She was more than I could have asked for. I feel like I'm in excellent hands
    Feb 11, 2023
    Dr. Ewing was very professional and took my concerns of the surgery very seriously and answered all my questions.
    Dec 10, 2022
    Thank you to Dr. Ewing for carefully reviewing my case and referring to other colleagues to review.
    Dec 10, 2022
    I couldn't have asked for a better experience. Dr Ewing made me feel listened to informed and confident in her expertise
    Oct 02, 2022
    Dr. Ewing is the best
    Jul 08, 2022
    She made me feel at ease and confident in the treatment plan. Amazing person!
    Jul 06, 2022
    I wasn't told the medical students would be joining the visit (or asked if it was OK). It made the experience very awkward especially when talking about something so sensitive.
    Jun 06, 2022
    Dr. Ewing is simply amazing. She's the third surgeon I've seen for my issue and the first one who actually listened to me and took my concerns seriously. My mind was at ease after this appointment knowing I've found someone I trust.
    May 28, 2022
    Dr. Cheryl Ewing = EXCELLENCE
    May 20, 2022
    I have not gotten to that part of treatment yet.
    Feb 03, 2022
    UCSF is the Best!!
    Nov 22, 2021
    The visit was very short... 10 minutes. Not asked how I feel one week after surgery i.e.pain concern questions. In addition to discussing result of my post-lumpectomy findings during this visit my expectation of this visit was to review with me the genetic report (Mammaprint) result its Implication on my cancer prognosis etcc because all I was told by provider's office (and only upon my request) some weeks ago was the result. When asked the provider stated she did not have ready access to this report and did not offer next step.
    Oct 21, 2021
    My visits to date with this provider have felt rushed and impersonal. With a 'cancer' diagnosis extra care should be exercised to help the patient process the diagnosis surgical options etccc. I did appreciate her thoroughness to call out the unique nature of my cancer.
    Jul 29, 2021
    Very good experience
    Jul 05, 2021
    Dr. Ewing is a gifted surgeon and she cares. The communication could be much better.
    Jun 03, 2021
    dr Ewing was very patient in answering many questions.
    May 25, 2021
    Dr Ewing was very friendly. I only listed a 4 for discussion of proposed treatment because we really did not discuss it this time although we had discussed it in the past.
    May 21, 2021
    Dr. Ewing is amazing. If only all providers were like her. I think she is a wonderful communicator with patients.