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Benjamin Chang, MD

Benjamin Chang, MD Physician

Associate Chief of Plastic Surgery Professor of Clinical Surgery

Languages spoken:

  • Mandarin 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 2010 - 2019

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.

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Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormalities of the Hands
  • Amputation of Finger
  • Amputation of Thumb
  • Animal Bite of the Hand
  • Anterior Interosseous Compression Neuropathy
  • Anterior Interosseous Nerve Syndrome
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Arthritis of Fingers
  • Arthritis of Hand
  • Arthritis of Thumb
  • Arthrodesis of Wrist
  • Arthroplasty Wrist
  • Avascular Necrosis of Scaphoid
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Fingers
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Hand
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Lunate
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Wrist
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Benign Tumor Removal of the Hand
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Bursectomy of Hand
  • Bursitis of the Hand
  • Bursitis of the Wrist
  • Cancerous Tumor Removal of the Hand
  • Carpal Sequestrectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Carpometacarpal Boss
  • Cat Bite of Hand
  • Claw Hand
  • Cmc Thumb Arthroplasty
  • Cold Sensitivity Hands
  • Colles Fracture
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cyst Removal
  • de Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hand
  • Developmental and Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Developmental Hand Deformities
  • Digital Mucous Cysts
  • Digital Nerve Repair
  • Dislocated Thumb
  • Dislocation of Wrist
  • Distal Ulnar Fracture
  • Dog Bite of Hand
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ectrodactyly
  • Extensor Tendon Laceration
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fasciotomy of Hand
  • Felon
  • Finger Abscess
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Deformity
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Injection
  • Finger Injury
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Reattachment
  • Finger Sprain
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Forearm Injury
  • Forehead Nodule
  • Frostbite
  • Frostbite of Ear
  • Frostbite of Face
  • Frostbite of Finger
  • Frostbite of Nose
  • Gamekeeper's Thumb
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath of Hand
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Gout of the Hand
  • Gout of the Wrist
  • Gymnast's Wrist
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Fracture Surgery
  • Hand Infection
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Steroid Injection
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Hand Transplant
  • Hand Wound
  • Hemangiomas
  • High Pressure Injection Injury of Hand
  • Human Bite of the Hand
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Joint Surgery of Hand
  • Joint Surgery of the Wrist
  • Lesion of Ulnar Nerve
  • Lipoma
  • Lunate Fracture
  • Madelung Deformity
  • Mallet Finger
  • Malunion Fracture of the Hand
  • Malunion Fracture of the Wrist
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Metacarpal Sequestrectomy
  • Metacarpophalangeal Fusion
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgery of the Hand
  • Microsurgical Replantation of the Hand
  • Monteggia Fracture
  • Mp Joint Arthritis
  • Nail Bed Surgery
  • Nail Injuries
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nonunion Fracture of the Hand
  • Oligodactyly - Hand
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis of Fingers
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Osteonecrosis of the Hand
  • Palmar Fasciitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pollicization
  • Polydactyly
  • Polysyndactyly
  • Postraumatic Radioulnar Synostosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radial Club Hand
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Radial Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Radius Fracture
  • Reconstruction of Thumb
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Repair Mallet Finger
  • Repair Trigger Thumb
  • Replantation of Extremities
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Styloidectomy
  • Surgery for de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Syndactyly
  • Syndactyly Repair
  • Synovectomy of Wrist
  • Tendinitis of the Hand
  • Tendinitis of the Wrist
  • Tendon Pulley Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tenoplasty of Hand
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tenosynovitis of Hand
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Thumb Hypoplasia
  • Thumb Reattachment
  • Toe Transfer
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulna Fracture
  • Ulnar Claw
  • Ulnar Club Hand
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ulnar Pseudoarthrosis Nonunion
  • Ulnar Variance
  • Ulnocarpal Abutment Syndrome
  • Upper Extremity Neuropathy
  • Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture
  • Wartenberg's Syndrome
  • Wound Complications
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Injury
  • Wrist Instability
  • Wrist Reconstruction
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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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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

Memberships

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.

Research

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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