Dr. Wesley Cheng joins SMC to provide Orthopedic Surgery, Total Joint Replacements, & Sports Medicine
Providing a full spectrum of orthopedic care for children to adults with an emphasis on patient education, Dr. Cheng is excited to serve the SMC community. Communication with patients to ensure they understand their condition and treatment options is his priority.
Dr. Wesley Cheng has always had an interest in the sciences, but he had not developed an interest in medicine until he was a teenager. As part of a career preparation program in college, he had the opportunity to shadow an orthopedic surgeon. One day, a patient came in with a fracture that required surgery. Wanting Dr. Cheng to have the full surgical experience, the surgeon allowed him to sit in and observe the procedure. Fascinated by the precision and skill of the surgeon, as well as the resulting positive outcome, Dr. Cheng decided he would work to one day become an orthopedic surgeon as well.
Dr. Cheng went on to attend medical school at Creighton University’s School of Medicine. He later completed his residency at Cleveland Clinic followed by a fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Today, he is an orthopedic surgeon at MD West ONE.
Dr. Cheng is dedicated to developing strong relationships with his patients. He strives to create open communication with each. He believes this is the key to effective healthcare, as communication helps with diagnosing problems, setting goals, and achieving the best possible outcome. There is nothing more rewarding to him than seeing a patient gain a part of their life back.
In his free time, Dr. Cheng enjoys spending time with his family and frequently looks for fun activities to do together. Being born and raised in Nebraska, Dr. Cheng is also an avid Huskers fan and can often be heard cheering “Go Big Red” during football season.
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Residency: Cleveland Clinic Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
Medical School: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Undergraduate: Creighton University, Omaha, NE
Professional Memberships & Certifications
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons