Cutting Edge Technology Meets Nationally Recognized Experience.

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.


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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.

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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.

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Peter Cha, M.D. orthopedic surgeon

About Dr. Peter 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 orthopaedic consult for Xavier University athletics.

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 orthopaedic 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, and ankle. Dr. Peter Cha specializes in sports medicine including trauma, reconstructive procedures, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and arthroscopy.

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Dr. Peter Cha provides medical coverage and sports medicine care to athletes of all ages and abilities.  For a complete list of all the organizations and teams affiliated with Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Dr. Peter Cha, please click here.

" 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." - Shain

My Approach to Sports Medicine:

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, high school, college, professional, club, and rec 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 anomalies 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 orthopaedic 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.

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Soccer Injury - ACL Repair
Baseball injury return to play

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Schedule an introductory consultation with Dr. Peter Cha to learn what treatment options will be best to help you overcome your injury or chronic condition.  It is our goal to help you return to the sports and activities you love as soon as possible.

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"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." - Lisa

Education and Certifications:


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, Cincinnati, Ohio
1994-1998 University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio- Doctor of Medicine
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

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Professional Memberships and Affiliations:

american academy of orthopaedic surgeons

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine


Arthroscopy Association of North America

Ohio State Medical Association 2

Ohio State Medical Association