Dr. Wesley Cheng has always had an interest in the sciences, but he had not developed an interest for medicine until he was a teenager. As part of a career preparation program in high school, 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 Methodist Physicians Clinic.
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 that 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.