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About Dr. Cha

Dr. Eric Cha, MD, MPH, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City, New York, specializing in aesthetic plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cha has over two decades of experience caring for countless plastic surgery patients across New York City. Having spent years mastering medical techniques and perfecting surgical procedures, Dr. Cha can create beautiful and natural-looking cosmetic and reconstructive results.

Dr. Eric Cha is an award-winning and internationally renowned plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing each patient with the highest satisfaction and a natural enhancement of their unique desires. His surgical skills and commitment to excellence for every patient have been acknowledged and appreciated, attracting not only patients from all regions but also the attention of the international media.

Dr. Cha is known for his attention to each of his patients’ individual concerns and needs, and he is passionate about helping others look and feel their very best.

Fifth Avenue Plastic Surgery was developed from Dr. Cha’s dedication to providing men and women with the utmost attention during their aesthetic or reconstructive journey. To provide patients the joy of life-changing treatments without the need for surgery, Dr. Cha has also adopted minimally invasive procedures into his practice.

Education And Postgraduate Training

Education and Training

Dr. Cha was educated at some of the top schools in the country, earning both his undergraduate degree in biochemistry and his Master of Public Health graduate degree in environmental toxicology at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Cha also excelled in his postgraduate training, receiving a Doctor of Medicine degree at the renowned School of Medicine at George Washington University. He completed his internship at Boston University and continued with his residency training in general surgery at Wayne State University in Michigan. He completed his fellowship training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the State University of New York Health Science Center in New York.

Dr. Cha has held the position of Chief of Plastic Surgery at New York Community Hospital in Brooklyn, and he has devoted his career not only to caring for his patients but also to training residents and fellows in aesthetic surgery fellowship at many institutions, including the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, State University of New York Health Science Center, and New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Board Certification and Professional Societies

Dr. Cha is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a member of several professional societies dedicated to verifying the most professional surgeons.

As a member of various professional societies, Dr. Cha ensures he always follows the latest scientific research and medical information regarding plastic surgery. These include The Aesthetic Society (formerly known as American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), American Society of Plastic Surgeons, New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and more.

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Having spent years completing and publishing medical research in cosmetic medicine, Dr. Cha has accumulated an abundance of knowledge designed to inform and perfect his real-world understanding of a patient’s unique concerns. Seeking a surgeon like Dr. Cha with a comprehensive understanding of surgical medicine, human anatomy, and the latest plastic surgery techniques can dramatically increase the chances of satisfaction.

Dr. Cha has extensive research in multiple areas of medicine and surgical procedures, including:

  • Postoperative Symptomatic Relief in Reduction Mammaplasty, New York, NY (in progress).
  • Prevention of Capsular Contracture in Breast Augmentation, New York, NY (in progress).
  • Review of Osmidrosis Treatment in Female Patients, New York, NY.
  • Physiological Changes in Post-reduction Mammaplasty, New York, NY.
  • Cephalometrics in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, New York, NY.
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