Title: Director of Medical Operations
Company: Affinity Health System
Location: Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
Dr. Theresa Cheng, Former Director of Medical Operations for Affinity Health System, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in neurosurgery and education.
Dr. Cheng initially obtained a degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University in 1982. During this time, she began her professional career as a teaching assistant in both engineering-level mathematics and physics at Marquette University and medical gross anatomy at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Garnering medical expertise, she continued her career as a research assistant within the Departments of Endocrinology, Medicine and Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Thereafter, she earned a PhD and a deMD from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 1987 and 1989 respectively. Furthermore, she found success as an adjunct instructor of medical neuroanatomy within the Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology at the Medical College of Wisconsin until 1989.
Upon completing her medical education, Dr. Cheng exceled as a neurosurgery resident, a postdoctoral fellow in molecular genetics and a special fellow in neurosurgery at the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. From 1995 to 2002, she found notable success as a consultant in neurosurgery at the Luther Midelfort Campus as part of the Mayo Clinic Health System, of which she served as chairman from 2000 to 2002. Thereafter, she accepted a position as the chief of neurosurgery for Affinity Health System prior to serving as the director of medical operations.
Over the course of her career, Dr. Cheng has maintained professional affiliations with organizations such as the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association for Cancer Research, the Wisconsin Medical Society and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. For her contributions in the field, she is proud to have been a recipient of scholarships to AAUW and Park Nicollet, the Second Place Award at the Wisconsin State Fair Park, a summer research fellowship from the Medical College of Wisconsin, a grant from the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Additionally, she was selected for inclusion in the Neenah Joint School District Hall of Fame. A celebrated Marquis listee, she is honored to have been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Though her career has been suffused with many highlights, she is most gratified to touch the lives of her patients no matter the circumstance.
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