Dr. Jeruss is a Professor of Surgery and the Director of the University of Michigan Breast Care Center. She also holds appointments in the Departments of Pathology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Jeruss received her undergraduate degree in neuroscience and history from Brandeis University and her medical degree from the University of Vermont. Dr. Jeruss completed her General Surgery residency training at Northwestern University Medical School and holds a PhD from Northwestern, having done her dissertation in the field of breast cancer biology. She completed her fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in 2006, and returned to Northwestern as Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Breast Surgery before joining the University of Michigan faculty.
Dr. Jeruss is board certified in General Surgery and is a member of several professional societies. Through her basic and clinical research program, Dr. Jeruss has been actively involved in the training of high school students, undergraduates, graduate students at the PhD and post-doctoral levels, medical students, and residents. She has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters, and has also received many awards for teaching and research.