Dr. Chang was born and raised in South Korea, before coming over to the US when he was in the 5th grade. He went to Hope College in MI for undergrad, Penn State for Med School, did a year of research fellowship at the NIH in Bethesda, MD during Medical School, and completed his neurosurgery residency at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Dr. Chang completed an enfolded spine fellowship during his residency with a focus on complex and MIS spine surgery. He is also in the US Navy with a current rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) and will serve as a Staff Neurosurgeon for the Navy for 4.5 years following his fellowship. He enjoys anything to do with fitness and martial arts, especially kickboxing, muay thai, and jiu jitsu. He has also recently been playing golf as often as he can.



B.A. Chemistry/Psychology
Hope College, Holland, MI

Penn State College of Medicine

Neurosurgery Residency
University of Southern California

Military Service
United States Navy
Current Rank: Lieutenant


Junior Faculty, Complex Spinal Surgery

Awards, Memberships and Publications
Dr. Chang has many honors, memberships and publications. To see a full list of credentials, download his CV.

Clinical Interests:

spinal oncology, minimally invasive spine surgery, deformity

Research Interests:

spinal oncology, clinical outcomes, disc regeneration, spinal cord injury

LPG Neurosurgery, Rhode Island Hospital APC
Ambulatory Patient Center (APC Building) (directions)
110 Lockwood St., 6th Floor
Providence, RI 02903