Prior to a career in medicine, Dr. Chang was an English major and subsequent novelist at night. During the days, he taught literature part-time at Rutgers University, and for extra money, worked in a laboratory in NYC washing test tubes. Inspired by his laboratory mentor, he began volunteering at the hospital next door, and developed a love for interacting with patients. Through this experience, he saw how caring for others could form deep bonds between people - even strangers - and connect us in a way that brings grandeur to ordinary life.
In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Chang is a physician-scientist devoted to advancing the field of cardiovascular medicine. His research has been focused on identifying a new genetic organism that better models human heart disease than the mouse. For this purpose, he has been studying the mouse lemur, the smallest non-human primate, performing cardiovascular phenotyping (vital signs, ECG, echocardiogram) on lemurs both in-bred (in France) and in the wild (in Madagascar) to try to identify mutant cardiac traits that may be heritable - and in the process, characterize the first high-throughput primate model of human cardiac disease.
- Preventive Cardiology
- Internal Medicine
Clinical Instructor, Medicine - Cardiovascular Medicine
Honors & Awards
Advanced Residency Training at Stanford (ARTS) Program, Stanford University School of Medicine (6/2016 - current)
ASCI-AAP Travel Grant Award, American Society for Clinical Investigation, Association of American Physicians (2011)
Member, Gold Humanism Honor Society (2008 - current)
HHMI Medical Research Fellowship, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, National Institutes of Health (2006-2007)
NHLBI/NIH Summer Research Fellowship, National Institutes of Health (2005)
Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2018)
Residency:University of Minnesota Internal Medicine Residency (2014) MN
Fellowship:Stanford University Cardiovascular Medicine Fellowship (2017) CA
Medical Education:University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Registrar (2009) OH