Dr. Chang graduated with a Bachelors of Science degree with honors from Stanford University and received the Deans Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine at Stanford University Medical School. She did her general surgery and plastic surgery training at Stanford University Medical Center. She then completed an additional advanced surgical fellowship at New York University, and a second year of further specialization in the field of cosmetic surgery under the guidance of Dr. John Q. Owsley, one of the pioneers of the modern SMAS facelift. She has the honor of being the first woman to be chosen for this prestigious fellowship.
Dr. Chang specializes in cosmetic surgery. Her particular areas of expertise include the natural SMAS-Platysma facelift and preventative facial surgery for the younger patient. Dr. Chang is one of very few women in the area formally trained in aesthetic facial surgery. She also specializes in breast surgery and body contouring and currently performs one of the largest volumes in the area of post-pregnancy rejuvenation, short scar breast lifts and reductions, and the natural breast augmentation. Dr. Chang was recently profiled in San Francisco Magazine for her “Mommy Makeovers” and in Oprah Magazine and C California for her expertise in facial procedures.
Dr. Chang is one of San Francisco Magazine's Top 150 Doctors, one of Marin Magazine's best doctors, and was recently selected as the best plastic surgeon by the Nob Hill Gazette. She has been elected by her peers for inclusion in the prestigious Best Doctors in America list and was previously chosen as one of 7x7 Magazine's "Hot 20 under 40." Dr. Chang is frequently sought out for her expertise in plastic surgery. Recent media appearances include the KRON 4 Morning Show, Dr. Dean Edell, many nightly news broadcasts, and the KGO Ronn Owens Show. She has appeared in Oprah Magazine, C California, W Magazine, and Marie Claire, and has been profiled in the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, Dolce Magazine, and Asian Week, among other publications. She is an invited lecturer both locally and nationally on a wide range of topics in the field of aesthetic surgery. She is published in the professional and lay literature related to these topics, and has been an instructor for plastic surgery courses at national meetings. She currently participates in resident and medical student teaching at California Pacific Medical Center.
Dr. Chang is active philanthropically. She serves on the Board of Trustees for Pets Unlimited Veterinary Shelter and Hospital, is a member of the San Francisco Ballet’s Auxiliary Board, and provides breast reconstruction for California Pacific Medical Center's African American Breast Health Program, a service for underserved women in need of breast cancer treatments. Dr. Chang continues with her commitment to providing care for breast cancer patients, in particular focusing on breast reconstruction using implants after mastectomies and nipple-sparing mastectomies, and was recently awarded the Women of Excellence Award from the Ivy AKAdemy Foundation of San Francisco for her work with breast cancer patients.