Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Dr Stephen Chang graduated with MBBS in 1994 and obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery in 2000 from the National University of Singapore and having obtained his Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003, went on to further training in Laparoscopic Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery and Liver Transplantation in Paris, France under the mentorship of Professor Daniel Cherqui before returning to Singapore in 2005.
He is a key developer of the laparoscopic approach to Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in this region and eagerly shares his skills with the other surgeons in Singapore and regionally through courses and telecommunication. He is also active in developing the Living Donor Liver Transplant Program in Singapore. In addition, he is the pioneer of the Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery in the region. In addition to his surgical practice, Dr Chang holds the appointment of Research Director in his Division and has several research interests.
He is presently holding numerous research grant awards to develop new surgical techniques in his area of interest through medical technological initiatives. He is also involved in developing new non surgical treatment strategies in these diseases. Dr Chang has also been appointed as Associate Professor at his Alumni University under the Clinician Investigator track.
Dr Chang is actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and is serving as core faculty in the postgraduate General Surgery training program. He also serves as staff advisor for the foreign medical students electives program in his department.
Administratively, he sits in the board of the Chapter of General Surgeons in the Academy of Medicine of Singapore. He is also the Joint Commission International Champion for the Department of General Surgery and has keen interest in improving the quality and care of patients.