Soonmee Cha, MD


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Georgetown University 1991


Fairfax Hospital/North Shore University Hospital/New York University Medical Center 1998

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Villanueva-Meyer JE, Mabray MC, Cha S. Current Clinical Brain Tumor Imaging. Neurosurgery. 2017 Sep 01; 81(3):397-415.
  2. Tremblay MA, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Cha S, Tihan T, Gelfand JM. Clinical and imaging correlation in patients with pathologically confirmed tumefactive demyelinating lesions. J Neurol Sci. 2017 Oct 15; 381:83-87.
  3. Villanueva-Meyer JE, Han SJ, Cha S, Butowski NA. Early tumor growth between initial resection and radiotherapy of glioblastoma: incidence and impact on clinical outcomes. J Neurooncol. 2017 Aug; 134(1):213-219.
  4. Li Y, Ali S, Clarke J, Cha S. Bevacizumab in Recurrent Glioma: Patterns of Treatment Failure and Implications. Brain Tumor Res Treat. 2017 Apr; 5(1):1-9.
  5. Ehman EC, Johnson GB, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Cha S, Leynes AP, Larson PE, Hope TA. PET/MRI: Where might it replace PET/CT? J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Mar 30.
  6. Nelson SJ, Kadambi AK, Park I, Li Y, Crane J, Olson M, Molinaro A, Roy R, Butowski N, Cha S, Chang S. Association of early changes in 1H MRSI parameters with survival for patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma receiving a multimodality treatment regimen. Neuro Oncol. 2017 03 01; 19(3):430-439.
  7. Lee HG, Park WJ, Shin SJ, Kwon SH, Cha SD, Seo YH, Jeong JH, Lee JY, Cho CH. Hsp90 inhibitor SY-016 induces G2/M arrest and apoptosis in paclitaxel-resistant human ovarian cancer cells. Oncol Lett. 2017 Apr; 13(4):2817-2822.
  8. Neill E, Luks T, Dayal M, Phillips JJ, Perry A, Jalbert LE, Cha S, Molinaro A, Chang SM, Nelson SJ. Quantitative multi-modal MR imaging as a non-invasive prognostic tool for patients with recurrent low-grade glioma. J Neurooncol. 2017 Mar; 132(1):171-179.
  9. Barajas RF, Krohn KA, Link JM, Hawkins RA, Clarke JL, Pampaloni MH, Cha S. Glioma FMISO PET/MR Imaging Concurrent with Antiangiogenic Therapy: Molecular Imaging as a Clinical Tool in the Burgeoning Era of Personalized Medicine. Biomedicines. 2016 Oct 31; 4(4).
  10. Mabray MC, Cha S. Advanced MR Imaging Techniques in Daily Practice. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2016 Nov; 26(4):647-666.
  11. Barajas RF, Cha S. Metastasis in Adult Brain Tumors. Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2016 Nov; 26(4):601-620.
  12. Nelson SJ, Li Y, Lupo JM, Olson M, Crane JC, Molinaro A, Roy R, Clarke J, Butowski N, Prados M, Cha S, Chang SM. Serial analysis of 3D H-1 MRSI for patients with newly diagnosed GBM treated with combination therapy that includes bevacizumab. J Neurooncol. 2016 Oct; 130(1):171-179.
  13. Barajas RF, Butowski NA, Phillips JJ, Aghi MK, Berger MS, Chang SM, Cha S. The Development of Reduced Diffusion Following Bevacizumab Therapy Identifies Regions of Recurrent Disease in Patients with High-grade Glioma. Acad Radiol. 2016 Sep; 23(9):1073-82.
  14. Cha SM, Shin HD, Ahn JS. Relationship of cubitus varus and ulnar varus deformity in supracondylar humeral fractures according to the age at injury. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Feb; 25(2):289-96.
  15. Cha SM, Shin HD, Ahn JS, Beom JW, Kim DY. Differences in the Postoperative Outcomes According to the Primary Treatment Options Chosen by Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Conservative Versus Operative Treatment. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Jan; 77(1):80-4.
  16. Mabray MC, Cha S. CNS angiitis as a brain tumor mimic with a branching vascular abnormality on T2* MRI. Neurology. 2015 Nov 17; 85(20):1819-20.
  17. Mabray MC, Cohen BA, Villanueva-Meyer JE, Valles FE, Barajas RF, Rubenstein JL, Cha S. Performance of Apparent Diffusion Coefficient Values and Conventional MRI Features in Differentiating Tumefactive Demyelinating Lesions From Primary Brain Neoplasms. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2015 Nov; 205(5):1075-85.
  18. Pastula DM, Burish M, Reis GF, Bollen A, Cha S, Ralph J, Douglas VC. Adult-onset central nervous system hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis: a case report. BMC Neurol. 2015 Oct 14; 15:203.
  19. Ellingson BM, Bendszus M, Boxerman J, Barboriak D, Erickson BJ, Smits M, Nelson SJ, Gerstner E, Alexander B, Goldmacher G, Wick W, Vogelbaum M, Weller M, Galanis E, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Shankar L, Jacobs P, Pope WB, Yang D, Chung C, Knopp MV, Cha S, van den Bent MJ, Chang S, Yung WK, Cloughesy TF, Wen PY, Gilbert MR. Consensus recommendations for a standardized Brain Tumor Imaging Protocol in clinical trials. Neuro Oncol. 2015 Sep; 17(9):1188-98.
  20. Villanueva-Meyer JE, Cha S. From Shades of Gray to Microbiologic Imaging: A Historical Review of Brain Abscess Imaging: RSNA Centennial Article. Radiographics. 2015 Sep-Oct; 35(5):1555-62.

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