Department of Pharmacy Practice

College of Pharmacy

Isaac Cha

 Isaac Isaac  H.  S.  Cha,  PharmD,  BCPS
Clinical Assistant Professor
Pharmacy Practice, Family and Community
Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
Phone 815-395-6544
Fax 815-734-9021
Office 1601 Parkview Avenue Room N206
US Mail University Primary Care Clinic, 405 Charles Avenue, Mt. Morris, IL 61054

Research Interests
Dr. Cha's areas of interest/practice include primary care, geriatrics and mood disorders.

May '04-Sep '06 Research Fellowship in Family Medicine University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford (UICOM-R), Rockford, IL
June '00 Primary Care Specialty Residency University of Illinois College of Pharmacy, Chicago, IL
Dec '98 Doctor of Pharmacy [with Highest Distinction] University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Apr '90 Bachelor of Science in Human Biology University of Toronto (Trinity College), Toronto, ONT

Current UIC Appointments
 '00 to present Clinical Assistant Professor,
Dept. of Pharmacy Practice, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine,
& Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois
 '07-present Co-Director for M2 Medical Pharmacology Course,
Dept. of Biomedical Sciences,
UIC-College of Medicine at Rockford

Representative Publications
  1. Lutfiyya MN, Lipsky M, Bales RW, Cha I, McGrath C. Disparities in Knowledge of Heart Attack and Stroke Symptoms Among US Adult Men: An Analysis of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey Data Spanning 2003-2005. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2008;100:1-9. 
  2. Lutfiyya MN, Shah KK, Johnson M, Bales RW, Cha I, McGrath C, Spera L and Lipsky MS. Adolescent tobacco use: Is rural residency a risk factor? Rural and Remote Health Journal. 8:875. (Online), 2008 
  3. Chang LF, Lutfiyya Mn, Cha I, El-Khabiry E. Results of chart reviews conducted to evaluate primary care patients seen by second and third year family medicine residents for potential adverse polypharmacy. Pharmacy Practice. 2007;5(2):85-88 
  4. Cha I. Medication Therapy Management: A Little-Known Benefit of Medicare Part D. Illinois Primary Health Care Association (IPHCA) Health Source, Volume 9, Number 8 (August & September 2006). 
  5. Cha I. Strategies for Reducing Polypharmacy. Illinois Foundation For Quality Health Care. Nursing Home Update: Tips, Trends, and Training for Physicians. Vol. 2 No. 2, Fall 2006 
  6. Cha I. Recognizing and Overcoming the Barriers to Patient Self-Management of Oral Medications. Home Health Station. Vol. 2, Issue 2, Spring 2006
  7. Cha I. Unique obstacles make the diagnosis and treatment of late-life depression a challenge. Nursing Home Update: Tips, Trends, and Training for Physicians. Vol. 1, No. 4 November 2005.

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