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SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

Elmer Y. Chang, MD

4.8 out of 5 (56 Ratings)
Specialty
  • Gastroenterology
    (Board Certified)
Additional Language Spoken
Hokkien, Chinese - Mandarin, English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Address
Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Gastroenterology Suite 200
27871 Medical Center Road
Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Gastroenterology Suite 200
27871 Medical Center Road
Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Get Directions
Phone
(949) 364-5090
Fax
(949) 364-5427

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Gastroenterology
      (Board Certified)
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Northwestern University School of Medicine
    • Internship
      Baylor College of Medicine
    • Residency
      Baylor College of Medicine
    • Fellowship
      UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus - 2008
    • Fellowship
      UCLA Medical Center - 2007
  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    Dr. Chang is a Board Certified Gastroenterologist who specializes in the evaluation and management of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, bile duct, and liver.

    He performs upper endoscopy and colonoscopy to screen for, diagnose, and treat a variety of gastrointestinal diseases and cancers.

    He also has expertise in several advanced endoscopic techniques including endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), a procedure that is used to manage stones, strictures, and malignant obstruction of the bile duct. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese.

    Dr. Chang graduated with degrees in molecular biology and economics from the Northwestern University, and received his medical degree from the Northwestern University Medical School. After finishing residency training in Internal Medicine from the Baylor College of Medicine, he completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology at the UCLA School of Medicine.

    During his fellowship, Dr. Chang was recruited into the Specialty Training and Advanced Research program at UCLA, where he conducted research in gut immunity and inflammatory bowel disease. In recognition of this research, he was granted a philosophical doctorate degree from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at UCLA.

    He also received several awards for this work, including grants from the National Institute of Health and the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

    Following his fellowship training at UCLA, Dr. Chang pursued another year of advanced endoscopic fellowship at the UCSF School of Medicine, where he developed expertise in therapeutic ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, gastrointestinal stricture remediation, and other advanced endoscopic procedures.

    Dr. Chang has published numerous abstracts and articles in the field of gut immunity, inflammatory bowel disease, and pancreaticobiliary disorders in peer-reviewed journals such as Gastroenterology, Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Journal of Immunology.

    He is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, American College of Gastroenterology, and American Medical Association.

    Certifications
    American Gastroenterology Association American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy American College of Gastroenterology American Medical Association
    Areas of Expertise
    Colon cancer screening Heartburn or acid reflux Peptic ulcer disease Inflammatory bowel disease
  • 3-Jun-2020
    *Dr. Chang himself is wonderful!! His office staff, not so much, difficult to get in touch with, do not return calls in a timely manner.
    2-Jun-2020
    Complete, easy to talk to, knowledgeable, positive, and direct.
    21-Apr-2020
    This provider is great- listens to me and explains my concerns in a way that is easy to understand. He is very knowledgeable and considerate of my concerns. I am very happy with his care.
    25-Mar-2020
    Nothing else needed
    18-Mar-2020
    This was my first visit and it was great. From the front desk through the moment I left. It was all a good experience.
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