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Susan S. Chang, MD
Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery

 
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Administrative/Clinical Office:
Chester County Hospital
Women’s Specialty Center
915 Old Fern Hill Road
Building D, Suite 503
West Chester, PA 19380
Telephone: 610-423-4556
Fax: 610-723-6735

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Dr.Susan.Chang@uphs.upenn.edu

 

Susan S. Chang, MD, FACS, is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University School of Medicine. She completed her general surgery internship and residency at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Chang completed Breast Oncology fellowship at the John Wayne Cancer Institute in Santa Monica, California, under the guidance of Dr. Armando Giuliano, the pioneer of sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast surgery. Board-certified in General Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, she is a member of professional societies, including the American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology.

Dr. Chang's practice is devoted exclusively to breast surgery and management of benign and malignant breast diseases. Dr. Chang has been recognized as one of Main Line's "Top Doctors" for the treatment of breast disease. Her practice is based at the Penn Women's Specialty Center and Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Faculty Appointments
9/12/16 - present Courtesy Medical Staff - PPMC
 
9/12/16 - present Clinical Associate in Surgery
 
9/12/16 - present Penn Medicine Clinician
 
2008 - present Attending Breast Surgeon
Chester County Hospital
West Chester, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2006 Cancer Care Associates, Breast Surgeon
St. Luke’s Hospital
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
 
2005 - 2008 Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1997 MD - Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1993 University of Pennsylvania (Bachelor of Arts, Biological Basis of Behavior)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
2003 - 2004 Breast Oncology Fellowship
John Wayne Cancer Institute
Santa Monica, California
 
2002 - 2003 Chief Resident in General Surgery
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
2000 - 2002 Senior Resident PGY 3 & 4 in General Surgery,
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
1999 - 2000 Post-Graduate Research Fellowship
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
1998 - 1999 Junior Resident PGY 2 in General Surgery
Basic Science Research Laboratory of Ralph S. Greco, MD, FACS - Professor of Surgery
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
1997 - 1998 Internship PGY 1 in General Surgery
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
New Brunswick, New Jersey
 
Memberships/Societies
2005 - present Society of Surgical Oncology
 
2011 - present American College of Surgeons, Fellow
 
2004 - 2011 American College of Surgeons, Associate Fellow
 
2004 - 2012 American Society of Breast Surgeons
 
2003 - 2008 American Society of Clinical Oncology
 
1997 - 2004 American College of Surgeons, Candidate Group
 
Research
1999 - 2000 Post-Graduate Research Fellowship
Basic Science Research Laboratory of Ralph S. Greco, MD, FACS - Professor of Surgery
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
 
1992 Research Coordinator
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1991 - 1992 Research Assistant
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Publications
Posters
  1. The American Society of Breast Surgeons, 5th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 31-April 4, 2004 “Atypical Lobular Hyperplasia: Is Excision Necessary?”
  2. The Society of Surgical Oncology, New York, New York, March 18 – March 21, 2004 “Atypical Ductal Hyperplasia: To Core or Excise, That is the Question”
  3. Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, September 2003 “Is there a need for excisional biopsy for atypical ductal hyperplasia with modern core biopsy technique?”
  4. Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium, Chicago, Illinois, September 2003 “Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection for Ductal Carcinoma in Situ: Common Practice or Not?”
Presentations
  1. New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons – Clinical Science Category, Princeton, New Jersey, 2000 “Dacron- and ePTFE-induced neutrophil death is linked to surface topography and involves activation of src and PYK tyrosine kinases”
  2. American College of Surgeons – 86th Annual Clinical Congress, Surgical Forum Vascular Surgery II, Chicago, Illinois, 2000 “Dacron- and ePTFE-induced neutrophil death is linked to surface topography and involves activation of src and PYK tyrosine kinases”
  3. UMDNJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Research Day, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 2000 “Surface topography may be the cause for the decrease in neutrophil viability following adhesion to expanded polytetrafluoroethylene and dacron”
Publications
  1. Chang SS, Giuliano AE. Early Invasive Breast Cancer. In: Khatri VP, ed. Clinical Scenarios in Surgical Oncology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005.
  2. Chang SS, Haigh PI, Giuliano AE. Breast Disease. In: Berek JS, Hacker NF, eds. Practical Gynecologic Oncology, 4th ed. Philadelphia: JB Lippincott, 2004.
  3. Chang S, Popowich Y, Greco RS, Haimovich B. Neutrophil survival on biomaterials is determined by surface topography, Journal of Vascular Surgery, 2003 May; 37(5):1082-90.
 
Awards
2005 Teaching Excellence Award
St. Luke’s Hospital, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
 
2004 21st Annual Miami Breast Cancer Conference Fellowship Scholarship Program
Miami, Florida
 
2000 New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons – Resident Essay Contest, Clinical Science Category - Best clinical paper
 
1990 - 1993 W. W. Smith Charitable Trust Scholarship
 
1990 - 1991 R. and H. Treen Scholarship

Susan S. Chang

 
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