Orthopaedic Surgeon: Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Team Physician, NCAA Division 1, San Jose State University
Dr. Cheah completed residency training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He completed a residency in both Orthopaedic Surgery and Anesthesiology and Perioperative Care. During his residency training experience, he cultivated an interest in sports medicine and shoulder surgery. He also developed a research interest in perioperative care, opioid management, and recovery after orthopaedic surgery and was recognized with residency training grants at UCSF and awards at the Western Orthopaedic Association and California Orthopaedic Association.
Dr. Cheah pursued advanced fellowship training at Duke Sports Medicine for the comprehensive operative experience, high level of surgical case complexity, medical leadership education, and strong mentorship. This advanced training included procedures such as: cartilage surgery, knee realignment osteotomy, revision ACL, meniscus transplant, rotator cuff repairs with graft augmentation, open shoulder stabilization and bone grafting, hip arthroscopy, and revision shoulder arthroplasty. His research work with athletes was recognized with training grants from the Duke Piedmont Orthopedic Foundation.
He has served as Division I NCAA team physician for the Duke University Blue Devils Basketball, football, and baseball teams. He has also served as team physician for Lincoln high school that won the California State Championship CIF Division VI in 2018. He currently serves as team physician for San Jose State University for the soccer and basketball mens and womens teams. Outside of health care, Dr. Cheah’s interests include biking, hiking, triathlon, skiing/snowboarding, and traveling.