CredentialsBachelor 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
Dr Stephen Chang is a general surgeon practising at Mount Elizabeth Hospital and Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore. He subspecialises in laparoscopic surgery, single incision laparoscopic surgery, management of gallbladder, liver and pancreatic diseases, and liver transplantation.
Dr Stephen Chang is Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, and the founding president of the Hepatopancreatobiliary Association of Singapore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in 1994 and obtained his Master of Medicine in Surgery in 2000 from NUS. Having obtained his Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2003, he went on to further training in laparoscopic hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and liver transplantation in Paris, France.
He is a key developer of the laparoscopic approach to hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery in the region and is active in developing the living donor liver transplant (LDLT) programme in Singapore. He is the pioneer of the single incision laparoscopic surgery (SILS) and was among the first in the world to publish his experience in single incision laparoscopic gall bladder surgery, liver resection and pancreas resection. To date, he has more than 500 patients operated through this technique and is actively sharing his expertise in the region and worldwide.
Academically, Dr Chang has several research interests involving not only 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 published extensively in both clinical and Medtech research and has since filed 5 patents in these areas. With these endeavours, he hopes to contribute towards improving the care of our future patients.
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