Dr. Chang believes that the joy of being an orbital and oculofacial plastic surgeon comes from approaching each patient as an individual with unique reconstructive and aesthetic goals. Dr. Chang brings her wealth of knowledge, experience, warmth & compassion, and artistic eye to every patient encounter.
Raised by blue-collar immigrant parents, Dr. Chang has always been an avid believer in the power of knowledge and the joys of learning. After attending Duke University on a full academic scholarship and graduating with top honors, Dr. Chang earned her medical degree from the prestigious Johns Hopkins University. Residency and fellowship training took her to Washington University in St. Louis and UCLA/Beverly Hills, where she honed her skills as an oculofacial plastic surgeon. Dr. Chang moved to Seattle, Washington in 2011 when she accepted a faculty position at the University of Washington. She continues to share her knowledge by publishing her research and lecturing nationally as well as internationally. During her extensive travels, she enthusiastically learns cutting-edge techniques from the best plastic surgeons in the world, bringing this knowledge back to her patients in the USA.
Dr. Chang provides medical and surgical care for patients with all forms of ptosis (droopy eyelids and eyebrows), eyelid malpositions, tearing abnormalities, orbital tumors/inflammation, thyroid eye disease, facial skin cancers, and facial trauma. Cosmetic procedures include botulinum toxin injections, periocular and facial synthetic and fat fillers, eyebrow and eyelid lifts, and face/neck rejuvenation.
After completing 15 years of post-secondary education at some of the finest institutions in the country, followed by more than 5 years as a professor in academia teaching young doctors, I've come to realize that book knowledge alone does not automatically translate into happy, healthy patients. To connect with patients on a personal level, to make you feel understood and an equal partner in your care, requires not only superb knowledge and skillful experience, but also a truly personal touch. This is why I launched my own boutique practice; to treat you as a unique individual who deserves full attention from me and from my staff, not a medical record number or a 10 minute time slot in my day.
Cosmetic surgery sabbatical, Seoul, South Korea
Fellowship, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Fellowship, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Internship, Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, USA
M.D., Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
B.A., Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Residency, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA