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Amy I. Cha, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Gastrointestinal Surgery

 
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Administrative Office:
Penn Medicine at University City
3737 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Deb Adcock
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-9644
Administrative Fax: 215-243-4649

Clinical Office:
Penn Medicine at University City
3737 Market Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-662-9644
Clinical Fax:
215-243-4649

Contact Information (internal use only)

amy.cha@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Dr. Amy Cha is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (PPMC) in the division of Gastrointestinal Surgery. Her clinical interests include; minimally invasive surgery, surgical endoscopy, bariatric surgery, and diseases of the foregut. Her research interests include; endoscopic and endoluminal foregut surgery, bariatric surgery outcomes, and minimally invasive approaches and technology. She has memberships in the American College of Surgeons, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Society of Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Association for Academic Surgery.

 
Faculty Appointments
2009 - present Assistant Professor of Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2012 - present Active Surgeon, Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
   
2009 - present Attending Surgeon
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - present  Active Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1999 - 2003 MD - University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
 
1993 - 1997 BA - University of Chicago
(Biological Sciences)
 

Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments

2008 - 2009 Fellowship in Surgical Flexible Endoscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery
Bariatric and Metabolic Institute, The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio
 
2003 - 2008 Internship and Residency in General Surgery
St. Francis Medical Center/University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
Peoria, Illinois
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National/International Societies
2009 - present American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
 
2009 - present  American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
Communications Committee (2009-2013)
 
2008 - present Association for Academic Surgery (AAS)
 
2007 - present  American College of Surgeons (ACS)
Fellow (2011-present)
 
2006 - present  Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES)
Educational Resources Committee (2009-2013)
Flexible Endoscopy Committee (08/11-07/13 and 08/14-present)
 
2006 - 06/08 Warren H. Cole Society
Council Member (2006-2008)
 
Local/Regional Societies
2006 - 2007 6 Sigma Project: Resident Hand-off Team Member
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
Research Publications, Peer Reviewed
  1. Seetharam S, Nodzenski E, Beckett MA, Heimann R, Cha A, Margulies I, Pastan I, Kufe DW, Weichselbaum RR.  Modulation of apoptotic response of a radiation-resistant human carcinoma by Pseudomonas exotoxin-chimeric protein.  Cancer Research 58(15):3215-3220, Aug. 1, 1998.
  2. Chmura SJ, Dolan ME, Cha A, Mauceri HJ, Kufe DW, Weichselbaum RR.  In vitro and in vivo activity of protein kinase C inhibitor chelerythrine chloride induces tumor cell toxicity and growth delay in vivo.  Clinical Cancer Research 6(2):737-742, Feb. 2000.
Research Publications, Non-Peer Reviewed
  1. Cha A, Brethauer SA, Pryor A, Chand B.  Update on endoluminal treatment options for morbid obesity. Bariatric Times 2009.
Abstracts
  1. Cha A, Talarico JA, Zink J, Moustarah F, Mikhail A, Johnson S, Stalin V, Kroh M, Brethauer SA, Schauer P, Chand B. Endoscopic findings in patients with upper GI symptoms after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 2009 SAGES Meeting, Apr. 22-25, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  2. Fouad R, Cha A, Gatmaitan P, Talarico JA, Schauer P, Brethauer SA, Kroh M, Chand B. Evaluation of intra-operative strategies and recurrences after laparoscopic paraesophageal hernia repair. 2009 SAGES Meeting, Apr. 22-25, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  3. Moustarah F, Talarico JA, Zink J, Mikhail A, Johnson S, Cha A, Stalin V, Brethauer SA, Schauer P, Chand B. Preoperative endoscopy in the evaluation of patients before bariatric surgery. 2009 SAGES Meeting, Apr. 22-25, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  4. Talarico JA, Cha A, Moustarah F, Kroh M, Chand B. A novel gastrointestinal stent technology. 2009 SAGES Meeting, Apr. 22-25, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  5. Talarico JA, Cha A, Zink J, Moustarah F, Fouad R, Gatmaitan P, Kroh M, Brethauer SA, Schauer P, Chand B. Is there a difference between early and late endoscopic balloon dilation for gastrojejunal stricture after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass? 2009 SAGES Meeting, Apr. 22-25, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  6. Zink J, Talarico JA, Moustarah F, Cha A, Kroh M, Brethauer SA, Schauer P, Chand B. Accessing the gastric remnant after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. 2009 SAGES Meeting, Apr. 22-25, 2009, Phoenix, AZ.
  7. Tsoraides S, Cha A, Crawford D. Robotic right hemicolectomy (video). American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Annual Scientific Meeting, May 2-6, 2009, Hollywood, FL.
  8. Zink J, Talarico JA, Cha A, Moustarah F, Kroh M, Brethauer SA, Chand B. Gastric pacing can eliminate dependency on supplemental nutrition and improve medically refractory gastroparesis. Digestive Disease Week, May 30-June 4, 2009, Chicago, IL.
  9. Zink J, Talarico JA, Cha A, Moustarah F, Kroh M, Brethauer SA, Chand B. Near total gastric resection with Roux-en-Y reconstruction as an option for post operative gastric dysfunction. Digestive Disease Week, May 30-June 4, 2009, Chicago, IL.
  10. Cha A, Zink J, Talarico JA, Kroh M, Brethauer SA, Schauer P, Chand B. Abnormalities associated with upper gastrointestinal contrast study prior to laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. Accepted for presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting of the ASMBS, June 21-26, 2009, Grapevine, TX.
  11. Fouad R, Gatmaitan P, Cha A, Mikhail A, Schauer P, Chand B, Kroh M, Brethauer SA. Revision of gastro-jejunostomy according to operative indications. Accepted for presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting of the ASMBS June 21-26, 2009, Grapevine, TX.
  12. Talarico JA, Zink J, Cha A, Mikhail A, Moustarah F, Kamoi K, Stalin V, Gatmaitan P, Chand B, Brethauer SA, Schauer P. Resolution of diabetes mellitus in an elderly patient population undergoing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass vs. laparoscopic gastric band. 26th Annual Meeting of the ASMBS June 21-26, 2009, Grapevine, TX.
  13. Talarico JA, Zink J, Moustarah F, Cha A, Kroh M, Chand B, Schauer P, Brethauer SA. Laparoscopic conversion of vertical banded gastroplasty to gastric bypass can be performed safely in patients over age 60. 26th Annual Meeting of the ASMBS June 21-26, 2009, Grapevine, TX.
Editorials, Chapters, Case Reports and Participation in Committee Reports
  1. Tsoraides SS, Cha AI, Crawford DL.  Postcholecystectomy biliary symptoms. [Case Report]  Journal of Surgical Education 64(4):228-233, July/Aug. 2007.
  2. Cha AI, Murayama KM.  Endolumenal approaches to revisional bariatric surgery.  Chap. in Murayama KM, Chand B, Kothari SN, Mikami D, Nagle A (eds.): An Evidence-based Approach to Minimally Invasive Surgery. Woodbury, CT: Cine-Med, 2011, 161-168.
  3. Cha AI, Ramdon, AR.  Energy sources.  Chap. in Kroh M, Reavis K (eds.): The SAGES Manual Operating Through the Endoscope. Willowick, OH: Springer Science, 2015 (accepted for publication).
 
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