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.
BiographyDr. 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 has always been fascinated by wound healing dating back to research days during his medical education at the University of Alabama. He was inspired to be a burn surgeon while doing a visiting burns rotation at Loyola University Medical Center under Dr. Richard Gamelli.
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. In 2005, he was inducted into the Arthur P Gold Foundation which seeks exemplars of humanism in medicine. During his fellowship training, he was recognized for saving the life of a trauma patient under his care at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital.
He and his wife, Soyeon, are blessed with 2 children, Iris and Alex. Dr. Chang enjoys biking, piano playing, origami, and calligraphy.
ResearchMy 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
The use of Google Glass for airway assessment and management. Spencer RJ, Chang PH, Guimaraes AR, Firth PG. Paediatr Anaesth. 2014 Sep
Acute Burn Procedures. Sheridan RL and Chang P. Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug
RECENT TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS
Frostbite and Cold Injuries. CM Ryan and P Chang. Current Surgical Therapy 11th edition, ed. John Cameron and Andrew Cameron. 2014.
Burn and Wound Management. J Goverman and P Chang. Decision Support in Medicine (in process)
Frostbite and Cold Injuries. J Goverman and P Chang. Decision Support in Medicine (in process)