Peter Cha, M.D.
Dr. Peter Cha and his team are leading the way with cutting edge treatment techniques for shoulder, elbow, knee, and sports medicine treatments. As sports medicine continues to develop and expand, Dr. Cha provides his patients with the newest and best options available.
Hear and read true stories of my patients and their experiences with Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. An injury isn’t the end, and often times athletes and active adults return to even higher activity levels after a full recovery.Read More
Your Sports Medicine Team
Meet the physician extenders, medical assistants, and schedulers that will guide you through recovery. My team is hand-picked and designed specifically to give you the best experience and fastest recovery we can.Read More
About Dr. Cha
Peter Cha, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon and President of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Cha currently serves as the team physician of the Cincinnati Wolfhounds rugby team, medical director to numerous area high schools, as well as an orthopedic consult for Xavier University athletics and the Cincinnati Reds.
Dr. Peter Cha received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He then went on to earn his medical degree and complete his residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
He completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Cha acted as the assistant team physician for the University of Pittsburgh Division 1 athletic teams, and had the opportunity to work with the medical staff to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.
His interests include sports related injuries and pathology of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, foot & ankle, and hand & wrist. Dr. Peter Cha specializes in sports medicine including trauma, reconstructive procedures, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and arthroscopy.
I am extremely appreciative for the work that Dr. Cha performed on my arm. His attention to detail, and dedication to his patients truly show me that patients come first at Beacon Orthopaedics. In the end, Dr. Cha got me back to what I love.
“Dr. Peter Cha took the time to listen to me when I came to him, which was not the case with my previous orthopedic doctor. I cannot say enough good things about him or their Physical Therapy department.”
Dr. Cha is phenomenal. He has attention to detail, customization of surgery, and works directly with the PT staff and patients. He repaired my botched ACL and meniscus tear, and he repaired my daughters ACL her senior year of volleyball. There’s no one better. Highly recommend Dr. Cha at Beacon Orthopaedics!
– Meredith B. via Google
- 2015-2017 The Ohio State University – Fisher College of Business, Columbus, Ohio, M.B.A.
- 2003-2004 Fellow in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 1998-2003 Resident, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio
- 1994-1998 University of Cincinnati – College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, M.D.
- 1990-1994 Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, B.A., Economics
- 2008 Subspecialty Certified in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
- 2006 Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Cha’s Approach
Dr. Cha has worked with athletes of all ages and skill levels for years. He understands the importance of preventative care, which is why Dr. Cha supports youth, club, recreational, high school, college, and professional teams in the local community.
Preventative care can help reduce the risk of common sports injuries such as concussions and ligament tears. When accidents and injuries occur, Dr. Cha prefers to see patients as quickly as possible. This allows healing to begin sooner, and reduces an athlete’s propensity for additional injury or complications.
This high level of service and speed to treatment also allows peace of mind for the athlete and their family and coaches. Beacon Orthopaedics was designed for athletes and provides imaging services (x-ray and MRI), durable medical equipment (DME), physical therapy, and an ambulatory surgery center on site.
This comprehensive offering of orthopedic services allows athletes of all levels to be diagnosed, treated, and recover in a convenient and patient-centered environment. Dr. Cha prioritizes personalized, comprehensive care for his patients to help them return to their sport or activity of choice quickly and without pain.
Although some patients require surgical intervention, Dr. Cha recommends starting with conservative treatments, like physical therapy, first. In most cases, a diagnostic MRI will inform the recommended course of action.
Sports Medicine Affiliations
Dr. Cha utilizes a team-based approach in order to provide you, the patient, the most efficient and highest quality care possible. He oversees all care provided by his hand-picked team. The team approach ensures that patients receive the VIP experience that is guided by the core principles of Beacon Orthopaedics: Quality, Access, and Value.
Dr. Cha’s team of providers includes his physician assistant, Dylan Rose, PA-C, and his associate physician, Alberto Maldonado, M.D.. Scheduling an appointment with Dr. Cha’s team of providers will allow you to get evaluated, diagnosed, and treated to begin your road to a quick recovery.
Dylan Rose, PA-C, joined Beacon as Dr. Peter Cha’s Physician Assistant after graduating from Kettering College with his Masters of Physician Assistant studies. Dylan has worked in the Sports Medicine field for numerous years as a Board Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer in Ohio. He completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training at the University of Cincinnati. During his time at UC, Dylan worked closely with a number of sports teams, including UC football, swimming and diving, track and field, and several local high schools.
Alberto Maldonado, M.D., is a physician who specializes in musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico and obtained his medical degree at the New York Medical College. Dr. Maldonado completed his residency at the SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital and received his fellowship in sports medicine from the Wright State University. Dr. Maldonado currently manages the sports medicine care of multiple area high schools, and he is an active volunteer at Back2Back Ministries in Greater Cincinnati.
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The first time I had surgery, it took me 12 months to return to my sport but with Dr. Cha, he promised to get me back in 6 months and he kept that promise. I’m back playing fully and doing what I love and I can’t thank him enough.
Dr Cha is an excellent physician. He takes time to carefully explain his findings and treatment recommendations.
Dr Cha was very polite and professional. He took great care of my daughter and took the time to explain. Highly recommend!
Thorough – to the point of my potential issue with a solid path to nail down the root cause. Outstanding across the board!
Dr Cha is always so friendly and right to the point. His office is top notch in providing the care you need.
Dr Cha is great. He repair my knee 15 years ago so when I injured it again, he was my first and only choice
Love Dr. Cha! He is nice and very knowledgeable! He took time with me and listened when I was very upset about a knee injury. I will always go to him if I ever need to be seen for a sports or orthopedic injury!
Shalee O. via Google
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