Dr. Stanley Chang, MD

Dr. Stanley Chang, MD

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71 y/o
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Dr. Stanley Chang, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 39 years. He specializes in ophthalmology.Read his story

Columbia Doctors Ophthalmology

635 W 165th St

New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • American Republic
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Chang performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Eye Surgery
very high
more than 96% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
Macular Edema
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Chang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "tanley Chang, M.D., is the former Edward S. Harkness Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is also the K.K. Tse and Ku Teh Ying Professor of Ophthalmology. He is a specialist in vitreoretinal disorders and surgery and pioneered many of the surgical techniques currently used in this field. Dr. Chang received a baccalaureate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Masters degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his medical education at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. After fellowship, Dr. Chang joined the faculty of Department of Ophthalmology at Cornell University Medical School, where he became Professor of Ophthalmology. Appointed the Edward S. Harkness Professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology in 1995, he served as director of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute until 2012. Dr. Chang has developed and pioneered several revolutionary surgical approaches to treat complicated forms of retinal detachment, improving outcomes for patients worldwide. He was the first to use perfluoropropane gas in the management of retinal detachments caused by scar tissue proliferation (PVR) on the retina. This gas is the most frequently used gas in vitreoretinal surgery. He developed perfluorocarbon liquids, a 'heavy liquid' used in flattening retinal detachment, and the related surgical techniques for vitreoretinal surgery. In collaboration with Avi Grinblat, he developed a panoramic viewing system and led in the worldwide adaptation by retina surgeons to this technique. In leading a world class Department and vision research institute, he continues to improve the clinical outcomes for patients through research and innovation. He is the recipient of several honors including the Hermann Wacker Prize from the Club Jules Gonin, Helmerich Prize from the American Society of Retinal Specialists, the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Secretariat Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Jackson Lecture and the Alcon Research Institute Award. Consistently named as one of America's best doctors, Dr. Chang was recently recognized as one of three physicians selected as National Physician of the Year by the Castle Connolly Guides (2008). The Department of Ophthalmology is grateful to Dr. Chang for his exemplary and inspirational leadership during his time as Chair and Director of Ophthalmology. During his tenure, the department attracted a top-notch team of researchers and clinicians, developed new faculty practices in New York and New Jersey, more than doubled the number of surgical cases in the Eye Institute, and dramatically increased research funding. Dr. Chang remains an active member of the faculty and continues his patient care, research and teaching commitments."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chang "We are committed to delivering the best care and an exceptional patient experience. We are devoted to providing services that are patient-centered and compassionate, and care for you as a person. "

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

71  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Foreign Body in Eye
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinoblastoma
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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11  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1974
  • Colum Presby Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1975
  • Mass EE Infirm
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1979

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chang's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chang to family and friends
11 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Chang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes
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