Benjamin Chang, MD

Benjamin Chang, MD, is co-director of the Hand Transplantation Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and 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; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, King of Prussia, S. Goddard Blvd.
Phone: 215-590-2208

  • 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

    Co-director, Hand Transplantation Program

    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