Benjamin Chang, MD

Benjamin Chang, MD, is an attending surgeon in CHOP’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with special expertise treating hand and upper extremity conditions.

Areas of Expertise: Congenital pediatric hand disorders, Hand surgery, Melanoma, Microvascular surgery, Pediatric hand trauma, Pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA


    General Surgery - New York University Medical Center, NY
    Plastic Surgery - New York University Medical Center, NY


    Hand Surgery - New York University Medical Center, NY

    Board Certification

    Hand Surgery
    Plastic Surgery

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Surgeon

    Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    Congenital hand differences

  • Publications




    Chang B, Kanchwala SK: Treatment of hand infections. In Chung KC, Thorne CH (eds): Grabb & Smith. New York: Lippincott-Raven, 2014


    Lin I, Chang B: Syndactyly. In Chung K, Murray, PM (eds): Hand Surgery Update V. Rosemont, IL: American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2012.

    Kanchwala SK, Chang B: Management of hand infections. In Serletti JM, Losee JE (eds): Current Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2012, 615-622.


    Holsalkar H, Chang B. Benign and malignant soft tissue and bone tumors of the hand. In: Guyuron B, editor. Plastic surgery: Indications & practice. Philadelphia: WB Saunders/Elsevier; 2009.


    Chang B. Principles of upper limb surgery. In: Bartlett S, Beasley RW, Gurtner G, Thorne CH, editors. Principles of upper limb surgery. New York: Lippincott-Raven; 2007. p. 741-45.

    Birgfeld C, Chang B. Distal radius fractures. In: Sisko M, Kryger ZB, editors. Practical plastic surgery. Georgetown, TX: Landes Bioscience; 2007. p. 497-503.




    Chang B, Elliott RM, et al: Customized Pre-Transplant Rehearsals and Checklists: Strategies to Improve Efficiency and Outcomes in Bilateral Hand Transplantation. American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation 3rd Biennial Meeting, 2012 Nov 15-17, Chicago, Illinois.



    Elkassabany NM, Fosnot CD, Shaked A, Kanchwala SK, Kovach SJ 3rd, Chang B, Lin IC, Ochroch EA, Baranov DY, Levin LS: Perioperative management of a patient scheduled for bilateral hand transplant. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2013 May;25(3):224-7 PMID: 23688960. Read the abstract


    Wang TY, Dormans JP, Chang B: Soft-tissue optimization of limb salvage with knee endoprosthesis: the 10-year experience at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Annals of Plastic Surgery 2012 Nov; 69(5):560-4. Read the abstract

    Akinleve SD, Makani A, Dalinka MK, Chang B: Unusual proximal dislocation without fracture: a case report. Hand 2012 Dec; 7(4):454-456. Read the abstract


    Wang TY, Dormans JP, Chang B. Soft-tissue optimization of limb salvage with knee endoprosthesis: the 10-year experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ann Plast Surg. Epub 2011 Jul 5. Cited in PubMed: PMID 21734550.  Read the abstract

    Posters and Presentations


    Wang TY, Dormans JP, Chang B. Soft tissue flap optimizes limb salvage with knee endoprosthesis in sarcoma surgery: the 10-year experience at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia [poster presentation]. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons; 2010 Mar 20-23; San Antonio, TX.

    Chang B. Plastic surgery resident to hand surgeon [presentation]. ASSH Resident Educator Workshop; 2010 Oct 6; Boston.

    Chang B. Fun with fibulas [presentation]. Penn Plastic Surgery Alumni Symposium; 2010 Jun 12;  Philadelphia.


    Chang B. Hand surgery education in a plastic surgery residency [presentation]. ASSH Resident Education Symposium; 2009 Sept 2; San Francisco.

    Chang B. Pediatric upper extremity flap coverage [presentation]. Instructional Course, American Association for Hand Surgery, 39th Annual Meeting; 2009 Jan 9; Maui, HI.

    Chang B. Contouring procedure for the aging hand [presentation]. Body Contouring Abnormalities Symposium: Mechanisms, Treatment and Rehabilitation, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine; 2009 Dec 1;  Philadelphia, PA.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2004-2007, Editorial board, Annals of Plastic Surgery

    Academic positions

    2011, Academic Clinician Ad Hoc Committee