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, S. Goddard Blvd.
Phone: 215-590-2208

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA

Internship

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

Additional Training

Board Certification

Hand Surgery
Plastic Surgery

Undergraduate Degree

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

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.

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. 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

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

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

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