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Dr Stephen Chang is a general surgeon at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Singapore.
He subspecialises in laparoscopic surgery, management of gall bladder, liver and pancreatic diseases, and liver transplantation.
Dr Chang graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery at the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1994 and obtained his Master of Medicine (Surgery) in 2000 from NUS. Having become a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK in 2003, he furthered his training in laparoscopic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and liver transplantation in Paris, France.
Dr Chang was a key developer of the laparoscopic approach to hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. He also introduced single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and was one of the earliest few to publish his experience in single incision laparoscopic gall bladder surgery, liver resection and pancreas resection.
Dr Chang is the founding president of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore and an adjunct associate professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine in NUS. Aside from his practice at Mount Elizabeth Hospital, he is also a visiting senior consultant to the Division of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, University Surgical Cluster at the National University Hospital (NUH).
Academically, Dr Chang's research interests not only include clinical research but also basic science and medical technology (medtech) development. He has held numerous research grant awards totalling more than $7 million to develop new surgical techniques and treatment modalities through medical technological initiatives. He has publications in both clinical and medtech research and has since filed 5 patents in these areas. With these endeavours, he hopes to improve the care of patients.
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, National University of Singapore
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK
Master of Medicine (Surgery), National University of Singapore
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (General Surgery), UK
Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore