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Benjamin Chang, M.D.
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street, 10 Penn Tower
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant: Mary Mastrando
Administrative Telephone: 215-662-4283
Administrative Fax: 215-615-0474
Patient Appointments: 215-662-4283

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Center for Human Appearance
Suite 1-150E
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
34th & Civic Center Blvd., One Wood Center
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Telephone: 215-590-2471
Clinical Fax: 215-590-2496
Patient Appointments: 215-590-2208

Sports Medicine and Performance Center
Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia
210 Mall Blvd.
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Clinical Telephone: 610-768-9470
Clinical Fax: 215-590-5480

Contact Information (internal use only)

changb@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Special Interests include:
Hand Surgery, Melanoma, Microsurgery, and Limb Salvage.

Awards & Membership in Honorary Societies
2010 Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine
   
2009 - 2010 Best Doctors in America
   
2008 Don LaRossa, MD, Annual Teaching Award
Division of Plastic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
   
2007 - 2008 Best Doctors in America
   
2004 Penn Pearls Clinical Teaching Award
University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine
   
2000 Faculty Sponsor,
Christine A. Carmen, M.D.:
First Place Clinical Paper, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Meeting, Orlando, Florida
   
2000 Faculty Sponsor, David P. Schnur, M.D.:
First Place Clinical Paper, Robert H. Ivy Society 46th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

 
Faculty Appointments
1995 - 2005 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1995 - 2005 Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2005 - present Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
1995 - present Attending Surgeon (Plastic Surgery)
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1995 - present Attending Surgeon (Plastic Surgery)
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1995 - present Attending Surgeon (Plastic Surgery)
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1997 - 2004 Attending Surgeon (Plastic Surgery)
Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - present Associate Chief
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2009 - 2010 EPIC EMR Faculty Champion
Division of Plastic Surgery
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
 
2010 - present Program Director (2/1/10)
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
2009 - present Adjunct Faculty Member
The Raymond Curtis National Hand Center
Baltimore, Maryland
 
Education/Training
1978 - 1982 B.A. Harvard College,
Boston, Massachusetts
 
1982 - 1986 M.D. Harvard Medical School,
Boston, Massachusetts
 
Post-Graduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1986 - 1992 General Surgery Resident,
New York University Medical Center,
New York, New York
 
1992 - 1994 Plastic Surgery Resident,
New York University Medical Center,
New York, New York
 
1994 - 1995 Hand Surgery Fellow,
New York University Medical Center,
New York, New York
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National Societies
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Association of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • Instructional Course Committee, 2006, 2007
    • Hand/Micro/Nerve Program Committee, 2009
    • Hand/Upper Extremity Program Sub-Committee, 2010
  • Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
  • Communications / Website Committee, 2010-2011
Local and Regional Societies
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
    • 2006, 2009 Program Committee
  • The Ivy Society
National, Regional and Local Scientific Committees
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
    • Hand Certification Test Committee, 2003-2010
    • Guest Examiner, Oral Examination, 2008, 2009
 
Research
 
New Research
  • Patency of digital arteries in finger revascularization.
 
Ongoing Research
  • Syndactyly repair without skin grafts.
  • Fibular free flap reconstruction of the pediatric pelvis.
  • Complications of intramedullary fixation in distal radius fractures.
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed
  1. Falor W, Chang B, White H, Kraus J, Taylor B, Hansel J, Kraus F. Twenty-four hour esophageal pH monitoring by telemetry: Cost-effective use in out-patients. American Journal of Surgery 142(4):514-517, Oct. 1981.
  2. Zhang L, Tuchler R, Chang B, Bakshandeh N, Shaw WW, Siebert JW. Prefabrication of free flaps using the omentum in rats. Microsurgery 13(4):214-219, 1992.
  3. Chang B, Tuchler R, Siebert JW, Longaker MT, Burd DAR. The effect of tissue expansion on dermal fibroblast contraction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 28(4):315-319, Apr. 1992.
  4. Kirschner RE, Xu J, Fyfe B, Chang B, Bucky LP. Salvage of free flaps after secondary venous ischemia by local delivery of heparin. Annals of Plastic Surgery 42(5):521-528, May 1999.
  5. Schnur PD, Chang B. Extensor tendon rupture after internal fixation of a distal radius fracture using a dorsally placed AO/ASIF titanium pi plate. Annals of Plastic Surgery 44(5):564-566, May 2000.
  6. Williams GR, Koffler K, Pepe M, Wong K, Chang B, Ramsey M. Rotation of the clavicular portion of the pectoralis major for soft-tissue coverage of the clavicle. An anatomic study and case report. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 82A(12):1736-1742, Dec. 2000.
  7. Jeneby TT, Chang B, Bucky LP. Ultraviolet assisted punch biopsy mapping for lentigo maligna melanoma. Annals of Plastic Surgery 46(5):495-500, May 2001.
  8. Carmen CA, Chang B. Treadmill injuries to the upper extremity in pediatric patients. Annals of Plastic Surgery 46(7):15-19, July 2001.
  9. Tobias A, Chang B. Pulsed irrigation of extremity wounds: A simple technique for splashback reduction. Annals of Plastic Surgery 48(4):443-444, Apr. 2002.
  10. Cassileth LB, Chang B. Vascular malformation within the flexor tendon sheath. Journal of Hand Surgery 28(1):153-156, Jan. 2003.
  11. Tobias AM, Chang B: Pseudoaneurysm of the brachial artery thirteen years after osteochondroma excision. Annals of Plastic Surgery 52(4);419-422, Apr. 2004.
  12. Sodha S, Breslow G, Chang B. Percutaneous technique for reduction of complex MP dorsal dislocations. Annals of Plastic Surgery 52(6);562-566, June 2004.
  13. Man L, Chang B: A simple method of designing a bilobed flap using a triangle template. Dermatologic Surgery 30(10):1345-1348, Oct. 2004.
  14. Sarwer DB, Zanville HA, LaRossa D, Bartlett SP, Chang B, Low DW, Whitaker LA. Mental health histories and psychiatric medication usage among persons who sought cosmetic surgery. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 114(7):1927-1935, Dec. 2004.
  15. Man L, Chang B: Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of having a child with a congenital digital anomaly. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 117(1):301-308, Jan. 2006.
  16. Hosalkar HS, Matzon JL, Chang B: Nerve palsies related to pediatric upper extremity fractures. Hand Clinics of North America 22(1):87-98, Feb. 2006.
  17. Godwin S, Shawker T, Chang B, Kaler S: Clinical and laboratory observations on brachial artery aneurysms in Menkes’ disease. Journal of Pediatrics 149(3):412-415, Sept. 2006.
  18. Birgfeld C, Chang B: The Peri-glabellar Flap for closure of central forehead defects. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 120(1):130-133, July 2007.
  19. Kaye AJ, Slemp AE, Chang B, Mattei P, Fairman R, Velazquez OC: Complex vascular reconstruction of abdominal aorta and its branches in the pediatric population. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 43(6):1082-1088, June 2008.
  20. Yarmel D, Dormans JP, Pawel BR, Chang B: Recurrent pedal hobnail (DabskaRetiform) hemangioendothelioma with forefoot reconstructive surgery using a digital fillet flap. Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery 47(5):487-493, Sept./Oct. 2008.
  21. Hubert DM, Low DW, Serletti JM, Chang B, Dormans JP: Fibula Free Flap Reconstruction of the Pelvis in Children after Limb-sparing Internal Hemipelvectomy for Bone Sarcoma. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 125(1):195-200, January 2010.
  22. Hsu VM, Smartt JM, Chang B: The modified V-Y dorsal metacarpal flap for repair of syndactyly without skin graft. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 125(1):225-232, Jan., 2010.
Abstracts (last 3 years)
  1. Hsu VM, Smartt JM, Chang B: The modified V-Y dorsal metacarpal flap for repair of syndactyly: Long-term results of a large clinical series. Poster presentation at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons 87th Annual Meeting, Apr. 5-8, 2008, Boston, MA.
  2. Hsu VM, Smartt JM, Chang B: Syndactyly repair without skin graft in 50 consecutive cases using a dorsal V-Y metacarpal island flap. 54th Annual Meeting of the Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons, Apr. 12, 2008, King of Prussia, PA.
  3. Kaye AJ, Kaye AE, Nance ML, Kim PK, Chang B, Blinman TA: Pediatric vascular emergencies: What are our practices? American College of Surgeons 94th Clinical Congress, Oct. 2008, San Francisco, CA.
  4. Kaye AJ, Kaye AE, Blinman TA, Nance ML, Kim PK, Chang B: Pediatric vascular emergencies: The need for microsurgical expertise. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual Meeting, Jan. 12, 2009, Maui, Hawaii.
  5. Wang TY, Serletti JM, Kolasinski SL, Low DL, Chang B, Kovach SJ, Wu LC: Connective Tissue Disorders: To Flap or Not to Flap? 26th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons , Sept. 26, 2009, Charleston, SC.
  6. Wang TY, Dormans JP, Chang B: Optimizing limb salvage with muscle flaps for knee endoprosthesis in sarcoma surgery: The 10-year experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 26th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Sept. 26, 2009, Charleston, SC.
  7. Wang TY, Dormans JP, Chang B: Soft tissue flap optimizes limb salvage with knee endoprosthesis in sarcoma surgery: The 10-year experience at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Poster presentation at the 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, March 20-23, 2010, San Antonio, Texas.
Editorials, Chapters and Participation in Committee Reports:
  1. Chang B. Principles of upper limb surgery. In Aston S, Beasley RW, Thorne CH (eds): Grabb & Smith’s Plastic Surgery. New York: Lippincott-Raven, 1997, 799-805.
  2. Chang B, Lee BS. Pediatric upper extremity problems. In Dormans JP (ed): Pediatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. St. Louis: Mosby, 2004, 213-245.
  3. Chang B, Katz MA. Dorsal metacarpophalangeal join dislocations (Irreducible). In Plancher KD (ed): Master Cases in Hand & Wrist Surgery. Theime: New York, 2004, 300-304.
  4. Chang B, Katz MA. Volar metacarpophalangeal joint dislocations (Irreducible). In Plancher KD (ed): Master Cases in Hand & Wrist Surgery. Theime: New York, 2004, 305-309.
  5. Chang B, Kozin SH. Upper extremity disorders. In Dormans JP (ed): Pediatric Orthopedics: Core Knowledge in Orthopedics. St. Louis: Mosby, 2005, 159-196.
  6. Hubert D, Chang B. Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma. In Sisko M, Kryger ZB (eds): Practical Plastic Surgery. Georgetown, TX: Landes Bioscience, 2007, 126-130.
  7. Birgfeld C, Chang B. Distal Radius Fractures. In Sisko M, Kryger ZB (eds): Practical Plastic Surgery. Georgetown, TX: Landes Bioscience, 2007, 497-503.
  8. Chang B: Principles of upper limb surgery. In Bartlett S, Beasley RW, Gurtner G, Thorne CH (eds): Grabb & Smith’s Plastic Surgery. New York: Lippincott-Raven, 2007, 741-745.
  9. Holsalkar H, Chang B: Benign and malignant soft tissue and bone tumors of the hand. In Guyuron B (ed): Plastic Surgery: Indications & Practice. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/ Elsevier, 2009.
  10. Kanchwala S, Chang B: Hand infections. In Serletti JM, Losee JE (eds): Current Reconstructive Surgery. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011 (in press).
Alternative Media: Television appearances
  1. March 21, 2002 “Melanoma” Good Morning America on ABC
  2. May 31, 2002 “Keep Your Family Safe: Treadmill Injuries” Oprah Winfrey Show
  3. November 21, 2003 “Treadmill Dangers” CBS 3 news
  4. April 1, 2005 “Pelvic Reconstruction with Fibular Free Flap”
  5. July, 2005 “Lawnmower injuries”
  6. March, 2006 “Maternal Cigarette Smoking Increases the Risk of Digit Anomalies” CN8

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