RICHARD CHANG , MD

Dr. Richard Chang received his medical degree from the New York University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, during which he was awarded a prize for outstanding research in musculoskeletal disorders. During his residency, he also participated in the care of professional athletes from the Philadelphia sports teams, including the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, and Wings. After his residency, Dr. Chang completed a fellowship in shoulder surgery at Columbia University in New York and a fellowship in pediatric upper extremity surgery at the world-renowned Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children in Dallas, Texas. This was followed by further fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City.

While Dr. Chang has a special interest in surgery of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, he treats a wide variety of orthopedic disorders, including debilitating arthritis, foot and ankle problems, sprains and fractures. He regularly performs arthroscopic surgery and partial and total joint replacements.

Dr. Chang holds privileges at Somerset Medical Center and Somerset Surgical Center. He is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and Taiwanese, and has a working knowledge of Spanish.


CURRICULUM VITAE
Richard Chang, M.D.

BUSINESS ADDRESS

April 2003-present
Somerset Orthopedic Associates
1081 Route 22 West
Bridgewater, New Jersey 08807
908-722-0822

CERTIFICATION

Board Certified as of 2005

TRAINING

2002-2003 ST. LUKE’S-ROOSEVELT HOSPITAL CENTER
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY
-Fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery
Directors-Richard Eaton, M.D. and Steven Z. Glickel, M.D.

2001-2002 TEXAS SCOTTISH RITE HOSPITAL FOR CRIPPLED CHILDREN
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dallas, TX
-Mini-fellowship in pediatric hand and upper extremity surgery
Directors-Marybeth Ezaki, M.D. and Peter R. Carter, M.D.

2001 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SHOULDER AND ELBOW SERVICE
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York, NY
-Mini-fellowship in shoulder and elbow surgery
Director-Louis U. Bigliani, M.D.

1995-2001 THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Departments of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Philadelphia, PA
-Residency in orthopaedic surgery, 2 years of basic science research in the molecular and cellular biology of osteoblasts
-Philip Syng Physick Award for Outstanding Research as an Orthopaedic Surgery Resident
-Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
-NIH Training Fellowship

1994-1995 PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL
Department of Surgery, Philadelphia, PA
Internship in general surgery

1990-1994 NYU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
New York, NY
-Doctor of Medicine degree

1986-1990 THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
Baltimore, M.D.
B.A. in Biology, minor in Writing
SELECTED RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

1995-2001 THOMAS JEFFERSON UNIVERSITY
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Philadelphia, PA
-Elucidated the role of integrins and TGF-ß1 in osteoblast behavior on extracellular matrix and biomaterials
Advisor-Rocky S. Tuan, Ph. D.

1992-1993 HOSPITAL FOR JOINT DISEASES
Department of Bioengineering, New York, NY
-Examined the effects of surface microgeometry in guiding the growth of fibroblasts surrounding human hip implants. Demonstrated that micromachining the surfaces of prosthesis to certain specifications may promote stronger bone-metal interfaces
Advisor-John L. Ricci, Ph. D.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

Ezaki, M., Carter, P., Alexander, R., and Chang, R., “Neonatal Brachial Plexus Palsy: Results of Treatment of Shoulder Dislocation in Infancy.” 57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2002.

Nesti, L.J., Caterson, E.J., Wang, M., Chang, R, Chapovsky, F., Hoek, J.B., Tuan, R.S., “TGF-ß1 Stimulated Osteoblasts Require Intracellular Calcium Signaling For Enhanced ?5 Integrin Expression.” Ann New York Acad Sci, 961:178-82, 2002

El-Amin S.F., Attawia, M., Lu, H.H., Shah, A.K. Chang, R., Hickok, N.J., Tuan, R.S., and Laurencin, C.T., “Integrin Expression by Human Osteoblasts Cultured on Degradable Polymeric Materials Applicable for Tissue Engineered Bone.” Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 20(1):20-28, 2002

Chang, R., Lamb, M.J., and Taras, J., “Immediate Active Motion after Pinning of Distal Radius Fractures.” 31st Annual Meeting of the American Association for Hand Surgery, 2001.

Nesti, L.J., Chang, R., Zapatero, J.M., Hoek, J.B., and Tuan, R.S., “TGF-ß1 Stimulated Osteoblast Adhesion Requires Intracellular Calcium Signal.” Transactions of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 24:577, 1999.

Nesti, L.J., Chang, R., Zapatero, J.M., Hoek, J.B., and Tuan, R.S., “TGF-ß1 Calcium Signaling in Osteoblasts.” Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 28:76-80, 1999.

Chang, R., El-Amin, S.F., Hickok, N.J., and Tuan, R.S., “Osteoblast Attachment is Enhanced on Collagen-Coated Orthopaedic Implant Metals via Alpha-2 and Beta-1 Integrins.” Transactions of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 23:517, 1998.

Shah, A.K., Hickok, N.J., Chang, R., Sinha, R.K., and Tuan, R.S., “TGF-ß1 Enhances Osteoadhesion and Osteomorphogenesis in Primary Human Osteoblasts on Orthopaedic Biomaterials.” Molecular Biology of the Cell, 8:72a, 1997.

Chang, R., El-Amin, S.F., Hickok, N.J., and Tuan, R.S., “Functional Involvement of ?2ß1 Integrin in Enhancement of Osteoblast Attachment to Collagen-Coated Orthopaedic Implant Alloys.” Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 26:90-95, 1997.

Ricci, J.L., Charvet, J., Chang, R., and Alexander, H., “Influence of Surface Microgeometry on In Vitro Cell Growth and Migration.” Surface Modification Technologies 7:491-508, 1993.

 



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