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Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is the proud provider of health care to Cincinnati Country Day School.  Our medical team helps athletes perform their best by providing preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

MEDICAL DIRECTOR: DR. PETER CHA

Headshot of Dr. ChaPeter Cha, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon and president of Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Dr. Cha currently serves as the team physician of the Cincinnati Wolfhounds rugby team, medical director to numerous area high schools, as well as an orthopedic consult for Xavier University athletics and the Cincinnati Reds.

Dr. Peter Cha received his undergraduate degree from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He then went on to earn his medical degree and complete his residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

He completed his orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh. While in Pittsburgh, Dr. Cha acted as the assistant team physician for the University of Pittsburgh Division 1 athletic teams, and had the opportunity to work with the medical staff to the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.

His interests include sports related injuries and pathology of the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, foot & ankle, and hand & wrist. Dr. Peter Cha specializes in sports medicine including trauma, reconstructive procedures, minimally invasive surgical techniques, and arthroscopy.

TEAM PHYSICIAN: DR. MALDONADO

Headshot of Dr. MaldonadoDr. Alberto Maldonado is a welcomed addition to the team of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation experts at Beacon Orthopaedics. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Puerto Rico, and studied medicine at the world renowned Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico, obtaining his medical degree through the Fifth Pathway Program at New York Medical College. Dr. Maldonado completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the SUNY Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse, New York. He is also fellowship trained in Sports Medicine via Wright State University’s Sports Medicine Fellowship Program as of June 2017.

Dr. Maldonado has been gaining experience in the Tri-State area over the last two years by covering Wright State University athletics and high school sporting events at the state tournament level, including basketball, wrestling, triathlon, track and field, and football. He also worked with Dr. Angel Velazquez and Dr. Timothy Kremchek from 2016-2017, assisting with sports medicine care of the Dayton Dragons and Cincinnati Reds players.

Outside of practicing medicine, Dr. Maldonado’s interests include archaeology and history. He enjoys playing and watching sports, camping, and spending time with his family. He is fluent in both written and spoken Spanish and English, making him an excellent resource for our Spanish speaking patients. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Maldonado at our Summit Woods location in Sharonville, OH.

ATHLETIC TRAINER: JOHN-MICHAEL LEPPERT

John Michael Leppert

John-Michael Leppert is the school's certified athletic trainer. He has a range of training experience in schools and orthopedic practices. He obtained his master's degree in sports medicine (athletic training) from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and his bachelor's degree in athletic training from Erskine College.  "John Michael has more than a decade of experience at the collegiate and high school level as an athletic trainer, and he will provide exceptional care for our student-athletes. He has the knowledge and experience to adapt treatments and provide quality care," says Dennis Coyle, athletic director. "I am impressed by his passion for sports medicine and desire to continue learning and following evidence-based practices in the training room."

 

Beacon Summit Woods Hours of Operation

Monday to Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday: Varies by location
Sunday: Closed

Orthopedic Urgent Care Walk-In Clinic at Summit Woods

Expert orthopedic care with no appointment needed! Walk-in care for sprains and strains, dislocations, fractures, concussions, and other orthopedic injuries. You do not have to be a current patient of Beacon Orthopaedics and most health insurance plans are accepted.