Joyce Chang, MD, MSCE

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Joyce Chang, MD, MSCE, is an attending rheumatologist in the Division of Rheumatology, the Lupus Program and the Lupus Integrated Nephritis Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital

Background

Dr. Chang is an attending rheumatologist in the Division of Rheumatology, the Lupus Program and the Lupus Integrated Nephritis Clinic (LINC) at CHOP. She is also an Instructor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Chang leads clinical research efforts with the Lupus Program. Her clinical interest is in helping youth with complex diseases like lupus and mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) learn to take charge of their disease and navigate the healthcare system into adulthood. Dr. Chang's research focuses on determining how children and teens with lupus use healthcare, and identifying ways to prevent long-term problems associated with lupus, including heart disease.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Internship

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Rheumatology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Rheumatology
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MSCE - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Chang JC, White BR, Elias MD, Xiao R, Knight AM, Weiss PA, Mercer-Rosa LM. “Echocardiographic Assessment of Diastolic Function in Children with Incident Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”. Pediatric Cardiology, Accepted 2019.

2018

Chang JC, Xiao R, Mercer-Rosa L, Knight AM, Weiss PF. “Child-onset SLE confers a higher risk of acute carditis compared to adult-onset disease”. Lupus, 2018 Oct [Epub ahead of print].

Kushner CJ, Tarazi M, Gaffney RG, Feng R, Ardalan K, Brandling-Bennett HA, Castelo-Soccio L, Chang JC, Chiu YE, Gmuca S, Hunt RD, Kahn PJ, Knight AM, Mehta J, Pearson DR, Treat JR, Wan J, Yegyez AC, Concha JSS, Patel B, Okawa J, Arkin LM, Werth VP. “Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI) in pediatric cutaneous lupus among pediatric dermatologists and rheumatologists”. British Journal of Dermatology, 2018 July [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30033560

Chang JC, Knight AM, Xiao R, Mercer-Rosa L, Weiss PF. “Use of Echocardiography at Diagnosis and Detection of Acute Cardiac Disease in Youth with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”. Lupus, 27:1348-1357, 2018. PMID: 29688145

Chang JC, Mandell DM, Knight AM. “High Health Care Utilization Preceding Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Youth”. Arthritis Care Res, 2018 Sep;70(9):1303-1311. PMID: 29195017

2016

Kenyon CC, Chang J, Wynter SA, Fowler JC, Long J, Bryant-Stephens T: “Electronic Adherence Monitoring Intervention in a High-Utilizing Pediatric Asthma Cohort: A Feasibility Study”. JMIR Research Protocols 5(2): e132, 2016. PMC4935791

Abstracts

2019

Chang JC, Knight AM, Lawson EF. “Patterns of Ambulatory Health Care Utilization among Transition-Age Youth with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”. Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Annual Meeting 2019, Louisville, KY.

Burnham J, Chang J, Pradhan M, Meyers K, Kennedy J, Cecere L, Ukaigwe J, Dodson D, Wiater L, Bieniakowski D, O’Malley C. “Lupus Care at CHOP: A Path to Improved Outcomes”. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Quality and Safety Day 2019, Philadelphia, PA.

Tirelli F, Chang J, Brandon T, Burnham J, Weiss P. “Effect of a Treat-To-Target Strategy on Disease Activity for Children with Enthesitis-Related Arthritis”. Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN) Annual Meeting 2019, Madison, WI.

2018

Chang JC, White BR, Elias MD, Xiao R, Knight AM, Weiss PA, Mercer-Rosa LM. “Impact of Pediatric-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus on Echocardiographic Measures of Diastolic Function at Diagnosis”. American Heart Assocation (AHA) Annual Meeting 2018, Chicago, IL.

Kushner CJ, Tarazi M, Gaffney RG, Feng R, Ardalan K, Brandling-Bennett H, Castelo-Soccio L, Chang JC, Chiu YE, Gmuca S, Hunt RD, Kahn P, Knight AM, Mehta J, Pearson DR, Treat, JR, Wan J, Yeguez A, Concha JS, Patel B, Okawa J, Arkin LM, Werth VP. “Evaluation of the Reliability of the Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Disease Area and Severity Index (CLASI) in Pediatrics among Pediatric Dermatologists and Rheumatologists”. Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance Annual Meeting 2018, Denver, CO.

2017

Graham K, Gizaw M, Chang J, Lin H. “Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis Presenting as Inflammatory Bowel Disease in a Child with Autoimmune Liver Disease”. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Annual Meeting 2017, Las Vegas, NV.

Chang JC, Knight A, Mercer-Rosa L, Xiao R, Weiss P: “Geographic Variation in Use of Echocardiography at Diagnosis and Detection of Acute Cardiac Disease in Youth with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus”. American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting 2017, San Diego, CA.

Books

Chapters

2018

Chang JC. Selected Topics in Rheumatology. In: Nelson Pediatrics Board Review: Certification and Recertification, 1e. Dean T, Bell L (eds). Elsevier Saunders, 2018 Dec.

Posters and Presentations

2018

Chang JC, Burnham J, Weiss PF. “Longitudinal Assessment of Racial Differences in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Disease Activity in a Treat-to- Target Intervention”. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting 2018, Platform Session, Toronto, CA.

Invited Lectures

2017

Chang J. "Topics in Pediatric Rheumatology", Medical Student Curriculum, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. May 2017.

Chang J. "High Health Care Utilization Preceding Diagnosis of Systemic Lupus Erythematous in Youth", Plenary Session, Pediatric Rheumatology Symposium. May 2017.

Awards and Honors

2017, Pediatric Research Symposium Fellow Abstract Award, Rheumatology Research Foundation
2017, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Award
2013, ACR Annual Meeting Pediatric Rheumatology Residents Program
2008-2012, Perelman School of Medicine 21st Century Endowed Scholar
2012, Russell J. Stumacher, M.D. Memorial Prize
2012, Emily and Francis Botelho Prize for Excellence in Basic Science
2007, Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching
2007, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2018-present, Ad-hoc Reviewer, Lupus, Clinical Rheumatology
2017-present, Ad-hoc Reviewer, Arthritis Care and Research

Academic and Institutional Committees

2018-present, Infection Prophylaxis for Patients on Immunosuppressive Therapies Committee
2018-present, ACR/CARRA Mentoring Interest Group
2018-present, Rheumatology Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee
2017-present, Improving Lupus Care Chair’s Initiative, Provider and Patient Representative
2017-2018, Rheumatology Fellows' Quality Improvement Committee,
2017-present, Pathway to Diagnosis Research Interest Group, PCORnet

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, American Heart Association
2016-present, Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
2016-present, Arthritis Foundation
2015-present, American College of Rheumatology (ACR)