Dr. Kenneth Chang, UC Irvine Health gastroenterologist and director of the UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Copmprehensive Digestive Disease Center

Kenneth J. Chang
, MD

Specialties

Gastroenterology

Clinical Interests

Barrett's esophagus, Interventional endoscopy, Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Gastrointestinal oncolocy: pancreatic & esophageal cancer

Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology [Internal Medicine]
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Language
  • English
  • Chinese
Gender
Male
Medical School
Brown University Program in Medicine
Internship
Rhode Island HospitalInternal Medicine
Residency
Rhode Island HospitalInternal Medicine
Fellowship
UC Irvine Medical CenterGastroenterology & Hepatology
Professional Positions
  • Executive Director — H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
  • Chief of Gastrointestinal Oncology Research — UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Professor — Departments of Medicine and Radiological Sciences
Awards and Recognition
  • America's Top Doctors (Barrett's Esophagus, Endoscopic Ultrasound, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Interventional Endoscopy, Pancreatic Cancer), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., 2012
  • Best Doctors in America® — Gastroenterology, 2008-2016
  • Physicians of Excellence — Orange County Medical Association, 2012-2015
  • Excellence in Teaching Award — Gastroenterology Division, UC Irvine Medical Center
More Information

Dr. Kenneth Chang is a board-certified UC Irvine Health internist and gastroenterologist who specializes in interventional endoscopy for esophageal and gastrointestinal disorders.

He is an expert in endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), EUS-guided fine needle aspiration, EUS-guided intervention and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. He is also skilled in the endoscopic treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease, endoscopic mucosal resection, laser-induced endomicroscopy, optical coherence tomography, radiofrequency and cryoablation therapy for Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer.

Chang’s clinical research focuses on development of endoscopic modalities for cancer diagnosis, staging and therapy. He has pioneered the development of EUS-guided fine-needle aspiration and EUS-guided fine-needle injection. He is the author of more than 200 publications and book chapters regarding the technique’s use in gastrointestinal malignancies. He has conducted numerous clinical trials on the development of new biologic agents against esophageal and pancreatic cancers.

Chang completed his medical degree and residency at Brown University in Providence, R.I. He then finished a fellowship in gastroenterology at UC Irvine Medical Center and the UC Irvine School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member for more than 25 years. He is director of the UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Center and the School of Medicine's chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Academic Profile

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Speakers Bureau Topics

  • Endoscopic Therapy for GERD
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopic Therapy for Barrett’s Esophagus
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Oncology
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Photodynamic Therapy
UC Irvine Health H.H. Chao Comprehensive Digestive Disease Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23, 3rd floor
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 888-717-GIMD (888-717-4463) or 714-456-8063
UC Irvine Health Digestive Disease Center — Newport
Pacific Medical Plaza
1640 Newport Blvd., Suite 350
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 888-717-4463