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Benjamin Chang, MD

Benjamin Chang, MD Physician

Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Chinese

Dr. Chang is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Benjamin Chang

Recognized by America's Top Doctors 2015 – 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized annually in Philadelphia magazine's Top Docs issue from 2010 through 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthritis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Bone Lesions
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ganglion Cyst (Bible Cyst)
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tumor
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mole Removal
  • Tissue Flap Replacement Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery
  • Wrist Tendonitis

Description of Clinical Expertise

pediatric hand surgery
adult hand surgery
hand transplantation

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Harvard University
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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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 Journal of Hand Surgery 28 (1): 153-156,2003.

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

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

Jeneby TT, Chang B, Bucky LP: Ultraviolet assisted punch biopsy mapping for lentigo maligna melanoma Annals of Plastic Surgery 46 (5): 495-500,2001.

Carmen CA, Chang B: Treadmill injuries to the upper extremity in pediatric patients Annals of Plastic Surgery 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 Annals of Plastic Surgery 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 Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 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
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 14th Floor South
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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