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Edward S. Chang, MD

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Edward Chang, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Elbow Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Knee Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Orthopedics, Shoulder Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Sports Injuries

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About Edward Chang, MD

Dr. Edward Chang joined Inova Sports Medicine in 2015 as a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports related injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. His clinical interests and areas of focus include shoulder instability, ACL reconstruction, meniscal injuries, rotator cuff tears and elbow injuries in throwing athletes. Dr. Chang was also recently voted as one of Washingtonian's Top Doctors, 2019-2020. 

Dr. Chang serves as an attending surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery in Clinical Orthopaedics at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University. Most recently, he completed his clinical fellowship in sports medicine surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. While there, Dr. Chang served as an assistant team physician to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, the University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball and volleyball team and men’s baseball team, and Duquesne University women’s soccer team.

Dr. Chang became interested in sports medicine during medical school, where he was first exposed to biomechanical research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. During this time, he realized that it was possible to combine both his passion for sports and musculoskeletal care, which led him to seek further training in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Chang is committed to providing patients with the most current, evidence-based medical care to help them return to their sport or favorite activity. He is actively involved in both clinical and biomechanical orthopedic research and serves as the Director of Inova Sports Medicine Research. Dr. Chang is also involved in the education of medical students and orthopedic surgery residents. He was voted by students as the Top Clinical Educator at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine from 2018-2020. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and presented his research nationally and internationally.

A native of northern New Jersey, Dr. Chang currently resides in Washington, DC. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, tennis and basketball as well as spending time with his family and friends.

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Top Clinical Educator, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Assistant Professor of Surgery in Clinical Orthopaedics, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University
  • Top Doctor, Washingtonian, 2019-2020

Blog Posts

Sports Medicine Research: Pushing Limits to Improve Patient Care. July 2019.

Dr. Chang in the News

Local bride walks safely down the aisle thanks to Inova ER, Orthopedic and PT teams

Research and Publications

View a list of Dr. Chang's published articles

Treatment of Pectoralis Major Tendon Tears: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Repair Timing and Fixation Methods. Bodendorfer BM, Wang DX, McCormick BP, Looney AM, Conroy CM, Fryar CM, Kotler JA, Ferris WJ, Postma WF, Chang ES. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Feb 28:363546520904402. doi: 10.1177/0363546520904402. [Epub ahead of print]

Treatment of Pectoralis Major Tendon Tears: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Operative and Nonoperative Treatment. Bodendorfer BM, McCormick BP, Wang DX, Looney AM, Conroy CM, Fryar CM, Kotler JA, Ferris WJ, Postma WF, Chang ES. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Feb 6;8(2):2325967119900813. doi: 10.1177/2325967119900813. eCollection 2020 Feb. Review.

Operative Positioning Technique for an Intertrochanteric Fracture in a Patient with an Ipsilateral Below-the-Knee Amputation: A Case Report. Curley AJ, Chang ES. JBJS Case Connect. 2019 Jan 9.

Direct Comparison of Modified Jobe and Docking Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction at Midterm Follow-up. Arner JW, Chang ES, Bayer S, Bradley JP. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov 30:363546518812421. doi: 10.1177/0363546518812421. [Epub ahead of print]

Biomechanical Comparison of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction With the Docking Technique Versus Repair With Internal Bracing. Bodendorfer BM, Looney AM, Lipkin SL, Nolton EC, Li J, Najarian RG, Chang ES. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov 7:363546518803771. doi: 10.1177/0363546518803771. [Epub ahead of print].

Management of Elbow Dislocations in the National Football League. Chang ES, Bishop ME, Dodson CC, Deluca PF, Ciccotti MG, Cohen SB, Ramsey ML. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Feb 20;6(2):2325967118755451. doi: 10.1177/2325967118755451. eCollection 2018 Feb.

Incidence of peripheral nerve injury during shoulder arthroplasty when motor evoked potentials are monitored. Aleem AW, Wilent WB, Narzikul AC, Kuntz AF, Chang ES, Williams GR, Abboud JA. J Clin Monit Comput. 2017 Nov 23. doi: 10.1007/s10877-017-0080-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Interval Throwing and Hitting Programs in Baseball: Biomechanics and Rehabilitation. Chang ES, Bishop ME, Baker D, West RV. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2016 Mar-Apr;45(3):157-62. Review.

Comparison of Surgical Techniques for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Overhead Athletes. Chang ES, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Mar;24(3):135-49. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-14-00323. Review.

Posterior Shoulder Instability in Overhead Athletes. Chang ES, Greco NJ, McClincy MP, Bradley JP. Orthop Clin North Am. 2016 Jan;47(1):179-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2015.08.026. Review.

Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in predicting the intraoperative tear characteristics of pectoralis major ruptures. Chang ES, Zou J, Costello JM, Lin A. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Mar;25(3):463-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2015.08.037. Epub 2015 Oct 31.

Surgical exposure for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: differences in approaches and outcomes. Gillespie RJ, Garrigues GE, Chang ES, Namdari S, Williams GR Jr. Orthop Clin North Am. 2015 Jan;46(1):49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2014.09.015. Review.

Isolated subscapularis repair for massive rotator cuff tear. Austin L, Chang ES, Zmistowski B, Nydick J, Lazarus M. Orthopedics. 2014 Nov;37(11):e962-7. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20141023-51.

Functional results following surgical repair of simultaneous bilateral quadriceps tendon ruptures. Chang ES, Dodson CC, Tjoumakaris F, Cohen SB, Chang ES, Dodson CC, Tjoumakaris F, Cohen SB. Phys Sportsmed. 2014 May;42(2):114-8. doi: 10.3810/psm.2014.05.2063.

Is reverse shoulder arthroplasty a reasonable alternative for revision arthroplasty? Austin L, Zmistowski B, Chang ES, Williams GR Jr. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Sep;469(9):2531-7. doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1685-x.


Medical Education

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 2009


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Training Specialty: Surgery
6/1/2009 - 6/30/2010


Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Training Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
7/1/2010 - 6/30/2014


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)
Training Specialty: Sports Medicine
8/1/2014 - 7/30/2015

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

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