Andrew C. Chang, M.D.
Associate Professor and Head, Section of Thoracic Surgery
John Alexander Distinguished Professor
Andrew C. Chang, M.D., is the John Alexander Distinguished Professor, Head of the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan. After completing his undergraduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and medical education at The Johns Hopkins University he pursued general surgical residency at Vanderbilt University. During this time he also obtained an individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health to study cardiothoracic transplantation with Richard N. Pierson, III, M.D. He then continued as a thoracic surgical resident and subsequently thoracic surgical fellow at the University of Michigan, completing these in 2003, before joining the faculty. His clinical interests encompass all aspects of general thoracic surgery including thoracic oncology, pulmonary transplantation, minimally-invasive surgery and interventional endoscopy. His research focus includes thoracic oncology, particularly studying the tumorigenesis of esophageal cancer, as well as studying patient-related outcomes following thoracic operations.