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Benjamin Chang, MD

Benjamin Chang, MD Surgeon

Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Chinese

Dr. Chang is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Benjamin Chang

Recognized annually in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2015

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Clinical Specialties


  • Surgery
    • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Breast Cancer Program
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery, 1997
  • Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 1997

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Cancer
  • bone infections
  • bone lesions
  • Breast Cancer
  • burn reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • congenital hand deformities
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • flap - muscle/tissue replacement
  • ganglion cysts
  • hand surgery
  • hand tendon injury
  • Hand Tumors
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer (IBC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma (IDC)
  • Invasive (Infiltrating) Lobular Carcinoma (ILC)
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • melanoma - removal
  • microvascular surgery
  • mole melanoma removal
  • Other types of Breast Cancer
  • Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
  • upper extremity fracture
  • upper extremity surgery
  • wrist fracture
  • wrist surgery
  • wrist tendonitis

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Plastic Surgery

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard Medical School
Residency: New York University Medical Center
Fellowship: New York University Medical Center


American Association for Hand Surgery, National American Association of Plastic Surgeons, National American Board of Plastic Surgery, National American College of Surgeons, National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Delaware County Medical Society, Local Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local Pennsylvania Medical Society, Local The Ivy Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Chang is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Cassileth LB, Chang B.: Vascular malformation within the flexor tendon sheath. J Hand Surg 28 (1): 153-156,2003.

Chang B, Lee BS: Pediatric upper extremity problems. In Requisites in Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery. : 2003.

Tobias A, Chang B.: Pulsed irrigation of extremity wounds: A simple technique for splashback reduction. Ann Plast Surg 48 (4): 443-444,2002.

Jeneby TT, Chang B, Bucky LP.: Ultraviolet assisted punch biopsy mapping for lentigo maligna melanoma. Ann Plast Surg 46 (5): 495-500,2001.

Carmen CA, Chang B.: Treadmill injuries to the upper extremity in pediatric patients. Ann Plast Surg 46 (7): 15-19,2001.

Chang B.: Hand injuries in sports. Presented at the American College of Sports Medicine 2001 Meeting : 2001.

Schnur PD, Chang B.: Extensor tendon rupture after internal fixation of a distal radius fracture using a dorsally placed AO/ASIF titanium pi plate. Ann Plast Surg 44 (5): 564-566,2000.

Williams GR, Koffler K, Pepe M, Wong K, Chang B, Ramsey M.: Rotation of the clavicular portion of the pectoralis major for soft-tissue coverage of the clavicle. An anatomic study and case report. J Bone Joint Surg 82A (12): 1736-1742,2000.

Schnur DP, Chang B.: Modified V-Y dorsal metacarpal flap for syndactyly repair significantly reduces operative times and need for skin grafts. Presented at the Robert H. Ivy Society Meeting, (first prize, clinical paper). : 2000.

Carmen CA, Chang B.: Treadmill injuries to the upper extremity in pediatric patients. Presented at the Pennsylvania Orthopedic Society Spring Meeting, (first prize, resident competition). : 2000.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
10th Floor Penn Tower

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4283
Fax: (215) 615-0704
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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