We are delighted to introduce David W. Chang, M.D., F.A.C.S. as a member of our volunteer team. Dr. Chang is a Professor in the Department of Surgery and the Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The University of Chicago. He is also the Director of Microsurgery Fellowship at The University of Chicago. He is the immediate past President of the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery and the President-elect of the World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. He has dedicated over 20 years in the field of reconstructive surgery for cancer patients and has developed an international reputation as a leader, a pioneer and an innovator in the field, especially in the areas of breast reconstruction and microsurgical treatment of lymphedema.
Dr. Chang was born in Seoul, Korea and immigrated to Wisconsin in 1973. He is married and has a teenage daughter and teenage son. Dr. Chang enjoys spending time with his family in his spare time. He personally enjoys playing golf or doing outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and skiing. Dr. Chang also enjoys trying different foods.
Dr. Chang pursued medicine as a result of his desire to serve and help people. He has been very much interested in medical mission work since he was in school and has been involved in many medical mission trips during his career. Through the Fresh Start, he is able to serve the needs of patients in his own community. Dr. Chang says, “I have already seen the positive impact on each patient cared for by Fresh Start, and these can be life-changing for each individual. Every life that we change can lead to transforming the community in positive ways that we cannot even imagine.”
“Every child'S/person’s life and quality of life is valuable. If we are able to give a little of our time, skillS, AND resources to help bring positive changes to those in need, that will not only change a person’s life but can play a role in transforming our society. This is what Fresh Start is trying to do.”
On behalf of Fresh Start Caring For Kids Foundation and our patients, we are incredibly grateful to have Dr. Chang as a member of our team and an advocate for our organization.