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Theodore G. Cheek, MD

Theodore G. Cheek, MD Physician

Emeritus Associate Professor CE of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Dr. Cheek is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Anesthesiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Anesthesiology, 1982

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Loma Linda University
Residency: Loma Linda University Medical Center
Fellowship: Loma Linda University Medical Center


American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Special Interest Group on Maternal Mortality, Local American Society of Anesthesiology, Cairo National Training Institute, Maternal Obstetric and Anesthetic Man., International International Anesthesia Research Society, Loma Linda University Overseas Cardiac Surgery Team, Pennsylvania Society of Anesthesiologists, Philadelphia Maternal Mortality Study Group, Local Project Hope, Member 1983, 2005, Society for Ambulatory Anesthesia, Society for Education in Anesthesia, Society for Obstetric Anesthesia and Perinatology,

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Cheek is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Stringer M, Odibo A, Ural, S, Cheek T: Womens Health Medical Education in Cairo. Penn Summit, Global Issues in Women’s Health Care, Philadelphia : 2005.

Stringer M, Ural, S, Odibo T, Cheek T: Medical Provider Education in Women’s Health with Project Hope: Egypt The Penn SUMMIT Global Issues in Women’s Heath: Safe Womanhood in an Unsafe World. Philadelphia : 2005.

Gaiser RR. Cheek TG. Gutsche BB.: Glass recycling in the labour suite is environmentally sound and economical. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 92 (4): 584-6,2004.

Gaiser RR, Dong Y, Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: Does increased hydration decrease the incidence of nausea and vomiting following cesarean section? Anesthesiology 2002 96 (S1): P-83,2002.

Gaiser R. Lewin SB. Cheek TG. Gutsche BB: Anesthesiologists' interest in neonatal resuscitation certification Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 13 : 374-376,2001.

Gaiser RR, Lewin S, Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: Neonatal resuscitation and the Anesthesiologist Anesthesiology 2001 94 (1A): A80,2001.

Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: Maternal Physiologic Alterations During Pregnancy Anesthesia for Obstetrics : 2001.

Gutsche BB, Gaiser R. Cheek TG: Anesthetic Considerations for Pre-Eclampsia - Eclampsia Anesthesia for Obstetrics : 2001.

Cheek TG, Gutsche BB: Pulmonary Aspiration of Gastric Contents in the Obstetric Patient Anesthesia for Obstetrics : 2001.

Gaiser RR. Lewin SB. Cheek TG. Gutsche BB: Effects of immediately initiating an epidural infusion in the combined spinal and epidural technique in nulliparous parturients Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine 25 (3): 223-227,2000.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Anesthesia
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-3633
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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