Yu-Chung Chang graduated from Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, in 1977, and then he received his surgical training at the Second Surgical Department of Kyushu University and its affiliated hospitals in Japan in 1980. He moved to Shimane Medical University with his teacher Professor Naofumi Nagasue in 1986 and received his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees in 1991. In 1993, he had visited the National Cancer Institute (Frederick) and Pittsburgh Transplant Institute in USA. In 1995, he returned to Taiwan and served as hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB), gastrointestinal, and laparoscopic surgical Specialist at the National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan. Presently, he is a Professor. He is mainly interested in HPB surgery and has developed Chang's needle and Chang's maneuver for liver resection, Chang's reconstruction for pancreaticoduodenectomy, delay-until-liquefaction for acute necrotizing pancreatitis, and Chang's gall bladder inflammation grading system for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. In 2008, he received the Gold Medal Award of Lee Go-Din Research Foundation, National Cheng Kung University, and 2008 National Innovation Award of Academic Research Category of Taiwan. In 2013, he retired from National Cheng Kung University and moved to Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan.
Biography Updated on 17 November 2013