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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


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    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    130 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 10, 2023
    Dr. Ewing was very knowledgable and experienced. I'm sure she has heard the questions I asked 100s or 1000s of times so some of the answers seemed a bit like sound bites but I trust her experience.
    Sep 04, 2023
    Dr. Ewing makes me feel important and valued. She has an easy demeanor that I can easily convey to her my feelings about the treatment I will receive.
    Aug 12, 2023
    All the doctors who have seen me are very empathetic friendly and very professional.
    May 27, 2023
    Dr. Ewing is an amazing doctor! Not only is she highly knowledgeable and expert in her field she is very kind compassionate and personable in her interactions with her patients.
    May 16, 2023
    I kind of appreciate her advice to take some time off. Thank you Doc!
    Apr 17, 2023
    This was my first time meeting Dr. Ewing and I had heard nothing but great things about her. I waited an hour in the room for her to see me and she barely introduced herself before starting the exam and chatting through my reason for being there. She was very cordial the whole time and her bedside manner does seem to be great but I felt brushed off and not listened to for most of the time I was there. I came in wanting to talk about getting a double mastectomy due to some false alarm MRIs that had caused a lot of unnecessary stress post breast cancer diagnosis and she told me to get a therapist (which I already have) instead of actually hearing me about the fact that getting this surgery was the decision I was making. She did talk about a couple diff mastectomy options I would be a candidate for but she reiterated a couple different times that I should just get a therapist. I eventually stopped asking questions because I didn't feel like I was being heard and was being rushed through this appointment. When I asked her if she had a plastic surgeon she would recommend for my case she told me to call her office to schedule an appointment and then I would be assigned a surgeon. Even a few different names of surgeons who are on her team would have been helpful. Maybe she was having an off day? Maybe she was rushed because she was an hour late for the appointment? I'm not sure but it wasn't a great experience overall. Again she seemed very nice but that doesn't make up for the brush off.
    Apr 13, 2023
    Dr. Ewing is amazing. I've been telling all my friends about her. Being in such capable hands is a game changer.
    Mar 26, 2023
    Would recommend Dr Ewing to anyone needing breast care
    Mar 13, 2023
    The team is friendly and listens well.
    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!!