About Dr. Cheryl Wesen
Michigan Breast Specialists
Dr. Wesen is the director of the St. John Health System Breast Care Program. She has been a general surgeon since 1985 and is board certified through the American Board of Surgery. She started her education at Cornell University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition with honors. Before going to medical school, she received a masters in Nutrition from the University of Maryland. She then began her medical training at Temple University School of Medicine. There she was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society. She completed her surgical residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio Texas. Following her residency she did a surgical oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Wesen has been with St. John Health System since 1995 where she has practiced as a general surgeon with a special interest in breast cancer. Most recently, in 1996, she was asked to lead the St. John Health System Breast Care Program. Dr. Wesen oversees the breast programs of the St. John main campus in Detroit, where she continues to have a private practice, as well as St. John Macomb, and Providence Hospital.
As a breast surgeon Dr. Wesen is proficient to offer the latest in surgical techniques such as office-based core biopsies, sentinel lymph node biopsy, and skin sparing mastectomy. She has an excellent collaborative relationship with several plastic surgeons and is often able to offer immediate reconstruction with surgery.
Dr. Wesen’s reputation for compassionate care is well known in the community. Her passion for breast health and excellent patient care has earned her Hour Detroit Magazine’s “Best Doctors” award for several years. She was named Surgical Instructor of the Year in 1999. She is active in resident education for general surgery as well as ob/gyn residents. Dr. Wesen has published several articles and written several book chapters and continues to give numerous oral presentations. She is active in the American College of Surgeons and local medical organizations.
Dr. Wesen is a native of Texas but has resided in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI for the past 11 years with her husband and three sons. Outside the office she enjoys watching her sons sporting events. Her husband is an anesthesiologist at several local hospitals.
Dr. Wesen’s goal is to treat each patient as though they were her own sister; to provide the best possible medical care to every individual.