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James Chang

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Stanford Robert A. Chase Hand & Upper Limb CenterMedical Doctor450 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063

About James Chang

Dr. James Chang is currently the Johnson & Johnson Distinguished Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University. Dr. Chang graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences with joint degrees in Biology and Economics. He spent a year as a lecturer in English at the Beijing University of Science and Technology in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. Following this, he graduated from Yale Medical School with Alpha Omega Alpha and Cum Laude honors. From 1991 to 1993, he was a Sarnoff Laboratory Research Fellow at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He then completed a residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Chang was a Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery and the Hand & Microsurgery Fellow at U.C.L.A. Medical Center from 1999-2000. He is currently Professor of Plastic Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center. He is also an Attending Surgeon at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital and the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, where he serves as Director of the Plastic and Hand Surgery Laboratory. His basic science research interests include modulation of Transforming Growth Factor-Beta in scarless flexor tendon wound healing and tissue engineered flexor tendon grafts for hand reconstruction. He has expertise in molecular biology and tissue engineering techniques and their applications to plastic and hand surgery research. Dr. Chang is the recipient of numerous grants including two recent multi-year Federal Merit Review Awards on “Tissue Engineered Flexor Tendon Grafts for Extremity Reconstruction” and “Optimization of Bioengineered Tendons Using Bioreactors and Stem Cells”. He has been federally-funded for his research since 1998.

Professional Title

MD

Board Certifications

American Board of Plastic SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery - General

Years of Experience

30 years of experience

Education

  • Undergraduate School: Stanford University
  • Graduate School: Yale School of Medicine
  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Location

Credentials

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • Leslie M. Hovey Teacher of the Year Award, Stanford Plastic Surgery
  • Stanford University Asian-American Faculty Award, Stanford University

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