Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS

Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS
Benjamin Chang, MD, FACS, is Co-director of the Hand Transplantation Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) 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

Phone: 215-590-2208

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Residency

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

Fellowship

Hand Surgery - New York University Medical Center, NY

Board Certification

Hand Surgery
Plastic Surgery

Graduate Degree


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

Conditions Treated

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Congenital hand differences
Melanoma

Publications

Papers

2019

Ramdon A, Martinez-Singh K, Hnath JC, Chang BB, Darling RC 3rd. Long-term patency of venous and prosthetic conduits for ipsilateral internal carotid artery bypass. J Vasc Surg. 2019 Jul 18. pii: S0741-5214(19)30340-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2019.01.070. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31327601.

Silvestre J, Caruso VA, Hernandez JM, Serletti JM, Chang B. The Impact of Training Pathway on Breast Surgery Cases Performed during Plastic Surgery Residency. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2019 Jun 19. doi: 10.1007/s00266-019-01424-3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31218380.

2018

Gatica-Torres M, Steele KT, Chang B, Zhang PJ, Rubin AI. Painful Pseudoclubbing of a Single Nail Unit. Skin Appendage Disord. 2018 Nov;5(1):60-63. doi: 10.1159/000489577. Epub 2018 Jun 14. PubMed PMID: 30643785; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6323611.

Plana NM, Shubinets V, Tecce MG, Lin IC, Chang B. Pollicization of Biphalangeal Index Finger for Type IV Thumb Hypoplasia: A Case Report Describing Preoperative Planning, Intraoperative Decision-Making, and Technical Modifications. Hand (N Y). 2018 Nov;13(6):NP20-NP26. doi: 10.1177/1558944718783472. Epub 2018 Jul 11. PubMed PMID: 29993286; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6300183.

Ben-Amotz O, Kruger EA, McAndrew C, Lantieri L, Bozentka D, Steinberg D, Chang B, Levin LS. Logistics in Coordinating the First Adult Transatlantic Bilateral Hand Transplant: Lessons Learned. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep;142(3):730-735. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004672. PubMed PMID: 29927838.

Shubinets V, McAndrew C, Mauch J, Glennon AR, Kovach SJ, Gray BL, Steinberg DR, Bozentka DJ, Lantieri L, Chang B, Levin LS, Lin IC. Partial Hand Transplant: Lessons Learned From Cadaveric Dissection Studies. J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Jul;43(7):634-640. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.04.031. Epub 2018 May 25. PubMed PMID: 29807842.

Silvestre J, Serletti JM, Chang B. Trends in Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Accreditation for Subspecialty Fellowship Training in Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 May;141(5):768e-774e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004336. PubMed PMID: 29697635.

Silvestre J, Upton J, Chang B, Steinberg DR. The Impact of Specialty on Cases Performed During Hand Surgery Fellowship Training. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Mar 7;100(5):e29. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00176. PubMed PMID: 29509625.

Silvestre J, Ruan QZ, Chang B. Analysis of National Institutes of Health Funding in Hand Surgery. Hand (N Y). 2019 Jul;14(4):560-564. doi: 10.1177/1558944717751719. Epub 2018 Jan 24. PubMed PMID: 29363358.

Silvestre J, Lin IC, Levin LS, Chang B. Variability in Resident Operative Hand Experience by Specialty. Hand (N Y). 2018 Jan;13(1):103-107. doi: 10.1177/1558944716677537. Epub 2016 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 29291656; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5755855.

Shubinets V, Chang B, Lin IC. Classification of synpolydactyly: experience in 10 children. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Feb;43(2):215-218. doi: 10.1177/1753193417734833. Epub 2017 Oct 12. PubMed PMID: 29022776.

Colen DL, Fox JP, Chang B, Lin IC. Burden of Hand Maladies in US Emergency Departments. Hand (N Y). 2018 Mar;13(2):228-236. doi: 10.1177/1558944717695749. Epub 2017 Mar 8. PubMed PMID: 28720041; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5950962.

Ho M, Horn BD, Lin IC, Chang B, Carrigan RB, Shah A. Musculoskeletal Injuries Resulting from Use of Hoverboards: Safety Concerns With an Unregulated Consumer Product. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2018 Jan;57(1):31-35. doi: 10.1177/0009922816687327. Epub 2017 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 28110548.

2017

Amaral S, Kessler SK, Levy TJ, Gaetz W, McAndrew C, Chang B, Lopez S, Braham E, Humpl D, Hsia M, Ferry KA, Xu X, Elder D, Lefkowitz D, Feudtner C, Thibaudeau S, Lin IC, Kovach SJ, Schwartz ES, Bozentka D, Carrigan R, Steinberg D, Kanchwala S, Zlotolow DA, Kozin S, Jensen FE, Bryant PR, Shaked A, Levine MH, Levin LS. 18-month outcomes of heterologous bilateral hand transplantation in a child: a case report. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2017 Sep;1(1):35-44. doi: 10.1016/S2352-4642(17)30012-3. Epub 2017 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 30169225.

Silvestre J, Abbatematteo JM, Chang B, Serletti JM. Trends and Predictors of National Institutes of Health Funding to Plastic Surgery Residency Programs. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Dec;140(6):1301-1311. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003866. PubMed PMID: 29176420.

Meals CG, Carey GB, Higgins JP, Chang B. Ulnar Artery Aneurysm in a 6-Month-Old: A Case Report. Hand (N Y). 2017 Sep;12(5):NP118-NP120. doi: 10.1177/1558944717695748. Epub 2017 Mar 8. PubMed PMID: 28720044; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5684944.

Colen DL, Lin IC, Levin LS, Chang B. Radial Longitudinal Deficiency: Recent Developments, Controversies, and an Evidence-Based Guide to Treatment. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jul;42(7):546-563. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.04.012. Review. PubMed PMID: 28669420.

Silvestre J, Lin IC, Levin LS, Chang B. Variable Operative Experience in Hand Surgery for Plastic Surgery Residents. J Surg Educ. 2017 Jul - Aug;74(4):650-655. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.12.001. Epub 2017 Mar 29. PubMed PMID: 28363676.

Brusalis CM, Thibaudeau S, Carrigan RB, Lin IC, Chang B, Shah AS. Clinical Characteristics of Pyogenic Flexor Tenosynovitis in Pediatric Patients. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 May;42(5):388.e1-388.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.02.007. Epub 2017 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 28341068.

Silvestre J, Serletti JM, Chang B. Racial and Ethnic Diversity of U.S. Plastic Surgery Trainees. J Surg Educ. 2017 Jan - Feb;74(1):117-123. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2016.07.014. PubMed PMID: 28041605.

Silvestre J, Serletti JM, Chang B. Disparities in Aesthetic Procedures Performed by Plastic Surgery Residents. Aesthet Surg J. 2017 May 1;37(5):582-587. doi: 10.1093/asj/sjw215. PubMed PMID: 28025234.

Shubinets V, Lin IC, Chang B. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome after Xiaflex Injection for Dupuytren Disease. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Apr;139(4):1031e-1032e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003163. PubMed PMID: 28002244.

2016

Momeni A, Chang B, Levin LS. Technology and vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) lessons learned from the first bilateral pediatric hand transplant. J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2016 Nov;27(11):161. doi: 10.1007/s10856-016-5771-9. Epub 2016 Sep 16.

Silvestre J, Levin LS, Serletti JM, Chang B. Performance on a Surgical In-Training Examination Varies by Training Year and Pathway. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Aug;138(2):358e-64e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002397. PubMed PMID: 27465196.

Bartlett SP, Chang B, Levin LS. Discussion: Ethical Issues in Pediatric Face Transplantation: Should We Perform Face Transplantation in Children? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Aug;138(2):455-7. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002418. PubMed PMID: 27465168.

Silvestre J, Abbatematteo JM, Serletti JM, Chang B. National Institutes of Health Funding in Plastic Surgery: A Crisis? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3):732-9. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002490. PubMed PMID: 27127833.

Gurnaney HG, Fiadjoe JE, Levin LS, Chang B, Delvalle H, Gálvez J, Rehman MA. Anesthetic management of the first pediatric bilateral hand transplant. Can J Anaesth. 2016 Jun;63(6):731-736. PMID: 26951450

Silvestre J, Chang B, Serletti JM. Relevancy of an in-service examination for core knowledge training in a surgical subspecialty. J Surg Educ. 2016 Mar-Apr;73(2):305-10. PMID: 26868315

Silvestre J, Lin IC, Chang B, Levin LS. Unique assessment of hand surgery knowledge by specialty. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar;137(3):917-24. PMID: 26910673

Gornitzky AL, Milby AH, Gunderson MA, Chang B, Carrigan RB. Referral patterns of emergent pediatric hand injury transfers to a tertiary care center. Orthopedics. 2016 Mar 1;39(2):e333-9. Epub 2016 Feb 25. PMID: 26913765

Silvestre J, Bilici N, Serletti JM, Chang B. Low levels of evidence on the plastic surgery in-service training exam. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):1943-8. 2016 Feb 17. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26895585

Silvestre J, Abbatematteo JM, Chang B, Serletti JM, Taylor JA. The Impact of National Institutes of Health Funding on Scholarly Productivity in Academic Plastic Surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb;137(2):690-5. doi: 10.1097/01.prs.0000475798.69478.ea. PubMed PMID: 26818308.

Silvestre J, Abbatematteo JM, Chang B, Serletti JM, Taylor JA. The impact of national institutes of health funding on scholarly productivity in academic plastic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb;137(2):690-5. PMID: 26818308

Silvestre J, Chang B, Taylor JA.  Analysis of an in-service examination for core pediatric craniofacial surgery knowledge. J Surg Educ. 2016 May-Jun;73(3):375-80. 2016 Feb 6. [Epub ahead of print]     PMID: 26861580

Gálvez JA, Gralewski K, McAndrew C, Rehman MA, Chang B, Levin LS. Assessment and planning for a pediatric bilateral hand transplant using 3-dimensional modeling: case report. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Mar;41(3):341-3. Epub 2016 Jan 20. PMID: 26810827

Gálvez JA, Gralewski K, McAndrew C, Rehman MA, Chang B, Levin LS. Assessment and Planning for a Pediatric Bilateral Hand Transplant Using 3-Dimensional Modeling: Case Report. J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Mar;41(3):341-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.12.010. Epub 2016 Jan 20. PubMed PMID: 26810827.

Silvestre J, Abbatematteo JM, Serletti JM, Chang B. Racial and ethnic diversity is limited for plastic surgery clinical trials in the United States. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 May;137(5):910e-1e. 2016 Jan 15. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26783644

Silvestre J, Lin IC, Serletti JM, Chang B. Geographic trends in the plastic surgery match. J Surg Educ. 2016 Mar-Apr;73(2):270-4. Epub 2016 Jan 13. PMID: 26774936

Silvestre J, Chang B, Serletti JM. The plastic surgery in-service training exam for board preparation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan;137(1):260e-1e. PMID: 26397795

2015

Butler PD, Britt LD, Richard CE, Chang B, Serletti JM, Green ML Jr, Fullum TM. The diverse surgeons' initiative: longitudinal assessment of a successful national program. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar;220(3):362-9. 2014.12.006. Epub 2014 Dec 12. PMID: 25700897

Gans I, Baldwin KD, Levin LS, Nance ML, Chang B, Kovach SJ 3rd, Serletti JM, Flynn JM. A Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal and Vascular Trauma Protocol in a Children's Hospital May Improve Treatment Response Times and Appropriate Microvascular Coverage. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 May;29(5):239-44. 2014 Sep 29. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25272203

Pulos N, Shaked A, Abt PL, Doll SL, McAndrew CT, Chang B, Levin LS. Hand allotransplantation: operating room set-up and team coordination. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2015 Jun;19(2):68-72. PMID: 25989395

Silvestre J, Basta MN, Serletti JM, Chang B. Evaluation of the Plastic Surgery In-Service Training Exam: Lower Extremity Questions. J Surg Educ. 2015 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26117077

Beck JD, Chang B, Jones NF. Over 20-year follow-up of Miura reconstruction of cleft hand. Hand (N Y). 2015 Jun;10(2):319-22. PMID: 26034452

Silvestre J, Taglienti AJ, Serletti JM, Chang B. Analysis of cosmetic topics on the plastic surgery in-service training exam. Aesthet Surg J. 2015 Aug;35(6):739-45. PMID: 26229130

Silvestre J, Guzman JZ, Abbatematteo JM, Chang B, Levin LS. Evaluation of content and accessibility of hand fellowship websites. Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):516-21. PMID: 26330788

Silvestre J, Basta MN, Serletti JM, Chang B. Evaluation of the plastic surgery in-service training exam: lower extremity questions. J Surg Educ. 2015 Sep-Oct;72(5):875-81. 2015 Jun 24. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26117077

Silvestre J, Abbatamatteo JM, Chang B, Serletti JM. Prevalence and impact of self-citation in academic plastic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):58. PMID: 26397559

Silvestre J, Abbatamatteo JM, Serletti JM, Chang B. NIH Funding to Plastic Surgery Residency Programs. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):62. PMID: 26397567

Butler PD, Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Wink JD, Chang B, Fosnot J, Wu LC, Serletti JM. Racial and age disparities persist in immediate breast reconstruction: an updated analysis of 48,564 patients from the 2005 to 2011 American College of Surgeons National Surgery Quality Improvement Program data sets. Am J Surg. 2015 Oct 22. pii: S0002-9610(15)00555-3. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26545345

Silvestre J, Lin IC, Levin LS, Chang B. Experience in hand surgery for graduates of three surgical specialties. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):24. PMID: 26397512

Silvestre J, Levin LS, Serletti JM, Chang B. The plastic surgery hand curriculum. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Dec;136(6):1239-47.  PMID: 26267398

Pulos N, Shaked A, Abt PL, Doll SL, McAndrew CT, Chang B, Levin LS. Hand allotransplantation: operating room set-up and team coordination. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2015 Jun;19(2):68-72. doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000081. PubMed PMID: 25989395.

2014

Butler PD, Britt LD, Richard CE, Chang B, Serletti JM, Green ML Jr, Fullum TM. The diverse surgeons' initiative: longitudinal assessment of a successful national program. J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Mar;220(3):362-9. 2014.12.006. Epub 2014 Dec 12. PMID: 25700897

D Butler P, Nelson JA, Fischer JP, Chang B, Kanchwala S, Wu LC, Serletti JM. African-American women have equivalent outcomes following autologous free flap breast reconstruction despite greater preoperative risk factors. Am J Surg. 2014 Dec 18. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 25576165

Butler PD, Chang B, Britt LD: The Affordable Care Act and academic surgery: expectations and possibilities. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 May;218(5):1049-55. PMID:24745569

2013

Haddock NT, Chang B, Bozentka DJ, Steinberg DR, Levin LS. Technical implications in proximal forearm transplantation. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2013 Dec;17(4):228-31. doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000025. PubMed PMID: 24310233.

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. J Clin Anesth. 2013 May;25(3):224-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2012.11.004. Epub 2013 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 23688960.

2012

Akinleye SD, Makani A, Dalinka MK, Chang B. Unusual proximal dislocation without fracture: a case report. Hand (N Y). 2012 Dec;7(4):454-6. doi: 10.1007/s11552-012-9449-6. Erratum in: Hand (N Y). 2018 Apr 1;13(3):360. PubMed PMID: 24294171; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3508026.

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. J Clin Anesth. 2013 May;25(3):224-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2012.11.004. Epub 2013 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 23688960.

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. 2012 Nov;69(5):560-4. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e3182223d5b. PubMed PMID: 21734550.

2010

Hubert DM, Low DW, Serletti JM, Chang B, Dormans JP. Fibula free flap reconstruction of the pelvis in children after limb-sparing internal hemipelvectomy for bone sarcoma. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jan;125(1):195-200. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181c2a607. PubMed PMID: 20048612.

Jandali S, Ugrinich M, Chang B. Looped penrose drain for minimally invasive treatment of complex superficial abscesses of the hand: innovations in technique. Hand (N Y). 2010 Sep;5(3):338-40. doi: 10.1007/s11552-009-9243-2. Epub 2009 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 19921343; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2920392.

Hsu VM, Smartt JM Jr, Chang B. The modified V-Y dorsal metacarpal flap for repair of syndactyly without skin graft. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jan;125(1):225-32. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181c49686. PubMed PMID: 19910851.

2008

Yarmel D, Dormans JP, Pawel BR, Chang B. Recurrent pedal hobnail (Dabska-retiform) hemangioendothelioma with forefoot reconstructive surgery using a digital fillet flap. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2008 Sep-Oct;47(5):487-93. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2008.06.004. Epub 2008 Jul 31. PubMed PMID: 18725133.

Kaye AJ, Slemp AE, Chang B, Mattei P, Fairman R, Velazquez OC. Complex vascular reconstruction of abdominal aorta and its branches in the pediatric population. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun;43(6):1082-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2008.02.035. PubMed PMID: 18558187.

2007

Birgfeld CB, Chang B. The periglabellar flap for closure of central forehead defects. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007 Jul;120(1):130-3. PubMed PMID: 17572554.

2006

Yan AC, Chamlin SL, Liang MG, Hoffman B, Attiyeh EF, Chang B, Honig PJ. Congenital infantile fibrosarcoma: a masquerader of ulcerated hemangioma. Pediatr Dermatol. 2006 Jul-Aug;23(4):330-4. PubMed PMID: 16918626.

Hosalkar HS, Matzon JL, Chang B. Nerve palsies related to pediatric upper extremity fractures. Hand Clin. 2006 Feb;22(1):87-98. Review. PubMed PMID: 16504781.

Man LX, Chang B. Maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy increases the risk of having a child with a congenital digital anomaly. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2006 Jan;117(1):301-8. PubMed PMID: 16404282.

2004

Man LX, Chang B. A simple method of designing a bilobed flap using a triangle template. Dermatol Surg. 2004 Oct;30(10):1345-8. Erratum in: Dermatol Surg. 2004 Nov;30(11):following 1433. PubMed PMID: 15458533.

Sodha S, Breslow GD, Chang B. Percutaneous technique for reduction of complex metacarpophalangeal dislocations. Ann Plast Surg. 2004 Jun;52(6):562-5; discussion 566. PubMed PMID: 15166981.

Tobias AM, Chang B. A rare brachial artery pseudoaneurysm 13 years after excision of a humeral osteochondroma. Ann Plast Surg. 2004 Apr;52(4):419-22. PubMed PMID: 15084890.

2003

Cassileth LB, Chang B. Vascular malformation within the flexor tendon sheath. J Hand Surg Am. 2003 Jan;28(1):153-6. PubMed PMID: 12563654.

2002

Tobias AM, Chang B. Pulsed irrigation of extremity wounds: a simple technique for splashback reduction. Ann Plast Surg. 2002 Apr;48(4):443-4. PubMed PMID: 12068231.

Abstracts

2015

Colen DL, Mitchell B, Basta, M, Fischer JP, Johnson S, Chang B: Congenital Syndactyly: surgical treatment of 391 web spaces. The Robert H. Ivy Society of Plastic Surgeons 61st  Annual Scientific Meeting, March 13-15, 2015, Hershey, PA

Books

Chapters

2014

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

2012

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.

2009

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.

2007

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.

Posters and Presentations

2016

Silvestre J., Serletti J.M., Chang B. Disparities in Cosmetic Procedures Performed by Plastic Surgery Residents. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Sept 26, 2016.

Silvestre J., Lin I.C., Levin L.S., Chang B. Do Plastic Surgery Residents Receive Similar Hand Surgery Training? Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Sept 26, 2016.

Silvestre J., Ruan Q.Z.., Levin L.S., Chang B. Analysis of National Institutes of Health Funding in Hand Surgery. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Sept 26, 2016.

Silvestre J., Levin L.S., Serletti J.M., Chang B. Resident Performance on the Plastic Surgery In-Service Exam Varies by Training Year and Pathway. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Sept 26, 2016.

Silvestre J., Wu L.C., Lin I.C., Serletti J.M. The Gender Gap in Academic Plastic Surgery: A 45-Year Analysis. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Sept 26, 2016.

Silvestre J., Serletti J.M., Chang B. The Evolution of Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Plastic Surgery Residency Programs. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Sept 26, 2016.

Silvestre J., Taylor J.A., Levin L.S., Serletti J.M., Chang B. The Proliferation of Accredited Plastic Surgery Subspecialty Fellowship Programs. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Los Angeles, CA. Sept 26, 2016.

2015

Silvestre J., Taglienti A.J., Serletti J.M., Chang B. The Plastic Surgery Hand Curriculum. Poster presentation at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr 11-14, 2015.

Silvestre J., Taglienti A.J., Serletti J.M., Chang B. Low Levels of Evidence for Clinical Management Question on the Plastic Surgery In-Service Training Exam. Poster presentation at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr 11-14, 2015.

Silvestre J., Lin I.C., Levin L.S., Chang B. Experience in Hand Surgery for Graduates of Three Surgical Specialties. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Boston, MA, Oct 16-20, 2015.

Silvestre J., Serletti J.M., Chang B. Prevalence and Impact of Self-Citation in Academic Plastic Surgery. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Boston, MA, Oct 16-20, 2015.

Silvestre J., Abbatamatteo J.M., Chang B., Serletti J.M. NIH Funding to Plastic Surgery Residency Programs. Oral Presentation at Plastic Surgery The Meeting, Boston, MA, Oct 16-20, 2015.

Invited Lectures

2016

“Pediatric Hand Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation: Teamwork, Preparation, Innovation, and a special Child”, Keynote Address, CPUP/CCA Manager Summit, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, January 2016.

“Look Ma, Two Hands”, Plenary Session, Association of Organ Procurement Organizations Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, June 2016.

“Pediatric Hand Transplantation”, Department of Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, June 2016

2015

“The World’s First Pediatric Hand Transplant,” Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons 32nd Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 19, 2015.

“Congenital Hand Differences,” Pediatric Grand Rounds, Crozer Chester Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, March 24, 2015.

“Congenital Hand Problems: Diagnosis and Treatment”,Pediatric Grand Rounds, The Children's Hospital, Saint Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ, October 2015.

“The World’s First Pediatric Hand Transplantation”, Center for Human Appearance Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, December 2015.

2014

“Syndactyly – Graftless Techniques,” ASSH Precourse 01, Boston, MA, Sept. 17, 2014.

“Hand Emergencies and Splinting,” King of Prussia Urgent Care Center, King of Prussia, PA, July 11, 2014.

Awards and Honors

2012-2013, Philadelphia Super Doctor

2011, Main Line Today’s Top Doctors

2010-2015, Top Doc in Philadelphia Magazine

2008-2015, Best Doctors in America (Castle Connelly)

2008, 2013, Don LaRossa, MD, Annual Teaching Award

2004, 2014, Penn Pearls Clinical Teaching Award

2000, Faculty Sponsor, Christine A. Carmen, M.D.:  First Place Clinical Paper, Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Meeting, Orlando, FL

2000, Faculty Sponsor, David P. Schnur, M.D.: First Place Clinical Paper, Robert H. Ivy Society 46th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2004-2007, Editorial board, Annals of Plastic Surgery

Academic positions

2012-present, Academic Clinician Advisory Committee
2009-present, EPIC EMR Faculty Champion, Division of Plastic Surgery

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2010-present, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons

 - Resident Selection Committee, 2014-2016

2006-present, American Association of Plastic Surgeons

2000-present, American Association for Hand Surgery

 - Hand Transplant Taskforce, 2011-2014

1998-present,  Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons

 - Program Committee, 2006, 2009

1998-present, The Ivy Society

1997-present, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

1994-present, American College of Surgeons, Fellow