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Philip (Philip) H. Chang, MD

  • Assistant Director, Acute Burn Service, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston


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Dr. Chang is a burn surgeon at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston. He is also an Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He has been awarded several times for his exceptional patient care.


Burns Service


Centers & Specialties

MassGeneral Hospital for Children

Clinical Interests
  • Burns and critical care
  • Burn reconstruction
  • Scar management
  • Surgical critical care
  • Electrical injury
  • Burn injury
  • Pediatric and Adult Burns
  • Laser treatment of burn scars
  • Frostbite
Medical Education
  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Residency, University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center
  • Fellowship, University of California Davis Medical Center
Board Certifications
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Charlestown: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • Centene/Celticare
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - ACD
  • Neighborhood Health Plan - PBO
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • OSW - Vermont
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - ACD
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
Patient Age Group
Adult and Pediatric

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Dr. Philip H. Chang serves as an acute burn surgeon at both the Massachusetts General Hospital for adult patients and the Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston for pediatric patients.  He was inspired to be a burn surgeon by Dr. Richard Gamelli of Loyola University Medical Center.

After finishing general surgery training at the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago, Dr. Chang then pursued specialty training in burns at the Shriners' Hospital-Northern California under Dr. David Greenhalgh and Dr. Tina Palmieri.  He devoted an additional year to obtain specialty certification in surgical critical care at the University of California at Davis-Medical Center. He joined the staffs of the MGH and Shriners Hospital-Boston in 2011 where he works alongside the finest burn surgeons, burn nurses, and other burn team members.

Dr. Chang has been recognized throughout his training for his patient care and his education of his students. While in residency training, he received received multiple patient and staff commendations at both Loyola University Medical Center and Advocate Christ Medical Center.  He also won five teaching awards from both medical students and his fellow residents.  He has been inducted into the Arthur P Gold Humanism Honor Society which selects exemplars of humanism in medicine.  

He and his wife, Soyeon, are blessed with 2 children, Iris and Alex.  Dr. Chang enjoys biking, piano playing, origami, and calligraphy.

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Research & Publications

Research Summary
My research themes include:

* Burn patients and internet resources
* Burn education of health professions students
* New topical burn dressings and treatments
  - Suprathel for deep 2nd degree burn wounds
  - Evaluation of several membrane dressings as to donor site efficacy
* Burn wound and scar diagnostic technologies
* Google Glass and uses for healthcare professionals
* Global health and burns - ways to improve quality of burn care in low and middle income countries

View my most recent publications at PubMed

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Burns Division
55 Fruit Street
Boston MA, 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-3712
Fax: 617-726-4127
Shriner's Hospital for Children
51 Blossom Street
Boston MA, 02114
Phone: 617-371-4713
Fax: 617-371-4825

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