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John Cha, MD

Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Surgery

Residency Program Director, General 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, Namias N, Moore FA, Cha JY, Kerwin A, Langland-Orban B. Measuring trauma system performance: Right patient, right place-Mission accomplished? The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. 79(2) : 263-8, 2015. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26218695
  • 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