Emily T Cha, MD| Orthopedic Sports Medicine | MedStar Health

Emily T Cha, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (53 reviews)

Specialties: Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Languages: English

About me

Dr. Emily Cha is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine. Her areas of special expertise and interest include:

  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Open shoulder instability surgery
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Knee arthritis
  • ACL injuries
  • Multiligamentous injuries
  • Meniscus injuries
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Arthroplasty

She treats patients of all ages and activity levels, from professional and collegiate athletes to weekend warriors, runners, and fitness enthusiasts. When working with patients, she takes team-based approach to care to achieve the best outcome for each patient. Clear communication and a willingness to answer any questions you have about your condition or treatment plan are the foundation of her approach to care.
 
When she’s not working, Dr. Cha enjoys running, playing tennis, and spending time with her husband and their pets.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Ankle Pain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Pain
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
Show More

Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Tear
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis Of The Shoulder
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Tear
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
  • Anterior Tibialis Tendon Tear
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of Knee
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Arm
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tear
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo Achilles
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Calf Pain
  • Cartilage Injury
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Compound Fracture
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Distal Radial Fracture
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Tendonitis
  • Epicondylitis
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Tendon Tear
  • Forearm Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gluteus Medius Tear
  • Hamstring Injury
  • Hip Abductor Tear
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Injury
  • Hip Labral Tear
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Over Age 60
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Jumper's Knee
  • Knee Clunk Syndrome
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injury
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain For Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injury
  • Ligament Tear
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body In The Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Knee
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Meniscus Injury
  • Meniscus Tear
  • Multiple Ligament Knee Injury
  • Non Displaced Fracture
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Radius
  • Non-Displaced Fracture Of Ulna
  • Nonunion Fracture
  • Overuse Injury
  • Overuse Injury Of The Ankle
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Dislocation
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Peroneal Tendon Tear
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Tear
  • Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Proximal Ulnar Fracture
  • Quadrangular Space Syndrome
  • Quadriceps Injury
  • Radial Fracture
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Running Injury
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injury
  • Sports Related Ankle Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sports Related Injury
  • Stress Fracture Of The Radius
  • Stress Fractures
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tarsal Coalition
  • Tendinitis Of The Hand
  • Tendinitis Of The Wrist
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injury
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injury
  • Tibia Fracture
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Tibial Tendonitis
  • Toe Fracture
  • Tricep Injury
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Ulnar Fracture
  • Ulnar Nerve Compression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Work Related Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Wrist Dislocation
  • Wrist Pain
Show All Show Less

Procedures I perform

  • Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair
  • Arthroscopy Of Elbow
  • Arthroscopy Of Hip
  • Arthroscopy Of Knee
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Computer Assisted Surgery
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Damaged Knee Cartilage Removal
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Exertional Compartment Release
  • Hip Labral Tear Repair
  • Hip Preservation
  • Hip Surgery
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injection
  • Joint Replacement And Reconstructive Surgery
  • Knee Microfracture Surgery
  • Knee Stabilization
  • Knee Surgery
  • Latarjet
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair
  • Meniscal Surgery
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Transplant
  • Minimally Invasive Achilles Tendon Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Knee Replacement
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Non Surgical Arthritis Treatment
  • Osteochondral Allograft
  • Osteochondral Autograft
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear Repair
  • Peroneal Tendon Surgery
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Of The Knee
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection (PRP) Of The Elbow
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Repair
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scapula Fusion Surgery
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair Surgery
  • Total Hip Revision
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Knee Replacement, Age Less Than 50
  • Total Knee Revision
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Revision Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
Show All button Press enter to expand Show Less

Practice locations

Distance from Change LocationEnter your Location

12825 Minnieville Road
Suite 203
Woodbridge, VA, 22192

703-971-3701

Fax 301-971-0958

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 301-971-0958

13950 Brandywine Road
Suite 225
Brandywine, MD, 20613

301-856-1685

Fax 301-856-0964

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 301-856-0964

9455 Lorton Market Street
Suite 200
Lorton, VA, 22079

703-971-3701

Fax 301-971-0958

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 301-971-0958

4240 Altamont Place
Suite 103
White Plains, MD, 20695

301-856-1682

Fax 301-856-0964

Get Directions

miles away

Fax 301-856-0964

Insurance

MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • UnitedHealthcare and AARP Medicare Complete Plans/ UHC Group Medicare Advantage Plans HMO, POS, PPO
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Advantage Signature and Select (aka Senior Advantage)
    • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Adv/Special Needs Plans
    • United Student Resources
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • UHC Community Plan of MD
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Medicare Fee for Service
    • Kaiser Virginia Premier
    • Kaiser PermanenteSelect-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature
    • Kaiser Permanente Select
    • Kaiser Permanente Medicare Plus (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • Kaiser Permanente Flexible Choice POS
    • Kaiser MD Medicaid MCO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • Network OA
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CFBCBS EPO
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Open POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open HMO
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus

Education

Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship Program: Houston Methodist Hospital (2017)

Residency Program: Indiana University School of Medicine (2016)

Medical School: Indiana University-Purdue University (2011)

Graduate Education: Indiana University-Purdue University (2006)

Ratings and reviews

  • Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition

    4.8
  • Extent to which the care provider listened to you

    4.8
  • Care provider's discussion of any proposed treatment (options, risks, benefits, etc.)

    4.9
  • Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care

    4.8
  • Concern the care provider showed for your questions or worries

    4.8
  • Likelihood of recommending this care provider to others

    4.9
  • Aug 21, 2023

    Dr. Cha is a WONDERFUL DOCTOR

  • Aug 14, 2023

    Dr. Cha was extremely outstanding & really eased my anxiety. Very professional, answered all my ques & concerns.

  • Aug 10, 2023

    Dr. Emily Cha is AMAZING! She listened to my concerns and addressed each one with care and empathy. She was clear about treatment and what to expect. Thank you, Dr. Cha!