Derek Bergsma

Derek Bergsma, MD

Assistant Professor

Lacks Cancer Center
250 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Clinical Contacts

Jeanne Wilson

Administrative Contact

Kelley Coppola 734-936-7810


Dr. Bergsma is a Grand Rapids native who now practices at Mercy Health Saint Mary's Lacks Cancer Center, treating a broad range of cancers and non-malignant (benign) conditions. He understands the importance of helping patients navigate their journey after a cancer diagnosis, which includes patient education, optimizing a personalized radiation treatment plan, as well as providing support through and after the course of radiation.

Clinical Interests

  • oligometastatic disease
  • lung cancer
  • stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS)
  • stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)
  • brain metastases
  • breast cancer
  • high dose rate (HDR) brachytherapy for prostate and gynecologic malignancies

Honors & Awards

2016  Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award, Radiological Society of North America Research & Education Foundation
2016  American Brachytheraphy Society/Elekta/Varian HDR Brachytherapy Scholarship
2012-2018  University of Rochester Medical Center "Strong Star"
2011  Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
2010  Professor Leonard J. Luker Scholarship: Research related to disease of aging and geriatrics, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
2009  Wilbur C. Wright Michigan Memorial Scholarship: Demonstrated career or academic interest in cancer research, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
2001-5  Faculty Scholarship and Award for Excellence, Grand Valley State University


  • BS, Molecular & Cellular Biology, Grand Valley State University, 2006
  • MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 2012
  • Prelim Medicine Internship, University of Rochester, 2013
  • Radiation Oncology Residency, University of Rochester, 2017
  • Board Certification: Radiation Oncology
250 Cherry Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503