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John Cha, MD

Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Surgery

College Of Medicine Surgery

Residency Program Director, General Surgery, University of South Florida

Contact Info 1 Tampa General Circle
Suite G-417
Tampa, FL 33606

Academic Email: jcha@health.usf.edu


  • MD, Temple University, 1999
  • MS, Electrical Engineering/Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992


  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow, 2010 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Ciesla, DJ.Pracht, EE.Tepas, JJ.Cha, JY.Langland-Orban, B.Flint, LM. The injured elderly: a rising tide. Surgery. 154(2) : 291-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23889955
  • Ciesla, DJ.Tepas, JJ.Pracht, EE.Langland-Orban, B.Cha, JY.Flint, LM. Fifteen-year trauma system performance analysis demonstrates optimal coverage for most severely injured patients and identifies a vulnerable population. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 216(4) : 687-95; discussion 695-8, 2013. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23415551
  • Ciesla, DJ.Pracht, EE.Cha, JY.Langland-Orban, B. Geographic distribution of severely injured patients: implications for trauma system development. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 73(3) : 618-24, 2012. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22710789
  • Ciesla, DJ.Cha, JY.Smith, JS.Llerena, LE.Smith, DJ. Implementation of an acute care surgery service at an academic trauma center. American journal of surgery. 202(6) : 779-85; discussion 785-6, 2011. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22137137
  • Cha, JY.Kashuk, JL.Sarin, EL.Cothren, CC.Johnson, JL.Biffl, WL.Moore, EE. Diagnostic peritoneal lavage remains a valuable adjunct to modern imaging techniques. The Journal of trauma. 67(2) : 330-4; discussion 334-6, 2009. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19667886
  • Cha, J.Wang, Z.Ao, L.Zou, N.Dinarello, CA.Banerjee, A.Fullerton, DA.Meng, X. Cytokines link Toll-like receptor 4 signaling to cardiac dysfunction after global myocardial ischemia. The Annals of thoracic surgery. 85(5) : 1678-85, 2008. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18442564
  • Clarke, JH.Cha, JY.Walsh, MD.Harken, AH.McCarter, MD. Dendritic cells as therapeutic adjuncts in surgical disease. Surgery. 138(5) : 844-50, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16291384
  • Clarke, JH.Cha, JY.Walsh, MD.Gamboni-Robertson, F.Banerjee, A.Reznikov, LL.Dinarello, CA.Harken, AH.McCarter, MD. Melanoma inhibits macrophage activation by suppressing toll-like receptor 4 signaling. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 201(3) : 418-25, 2005. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16125076
  • Arya, J.Cha, JY.Banerjee, A.Harken, AH. RNA silencing in surgical disease. Archives of surgery (Chicago, Ill. : 1960). 138(10) : 1145-7; discussion 1148, 2003. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14557135