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Philip H. (Philip) Chang, MD

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

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
Department of Surgery


  • MassGeneral Hospital for Children
  • Critical Care Medicine/PICU
  • Burn Services
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
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Charlestown: Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
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, American Board of Surgery
Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery
Patient Gateway
Yes, learn more
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

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 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.

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

Burns Division
55 Fruit Street
Gray Bigelow 1302
Boston, MA 02114-2696

Phone: 617-726-3712
Fax: 617-726-4127

Shriner's Hospital for Children
51 Blossom Street
Room 931
Boston, MA 02114

Phone: 617-371-4713
Fax: 617-371-4825