Michael C. Chang, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Michael C. Chang, M.D.

Professor, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Resuscitation, Shock, Emergency General Surgery, Trauma Surgery

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-3813
Department: 336-716-7021


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Education & Training

  • B.S., Vanderbilt University, 1983
  • M.D., University of Alabama School of Medicine, 1987
  • Internship, Surgery, Univ Of Alabama Affiliated Hos, 1988
  • Residency, Surgery, Univ Of Alabama Affiliated Hos, 1992
  • Fellowship, Trauma/Critical Care, Vanderbilt Univ Medical Center, 1994

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care


  • Shock Society
  • Southeastern Surgical Congress
  • Western Trauma Assoc
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons
  • Eastern Assn For The Surgery O

NPI Number

  • 1477538510
Michael C. Chang, M.D.

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Michael C. Chang, M.D.

Professor, General Surgery

Research Interests

Wounds and Injuries; Pneumonia, Bacterial; Hospital Mortality; Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome; Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-7021 | Department: 336-716-7021


Recent Publications

Damage control operations in non-trauma patients: defining criteria for the staged rapid source control laparotomy in emergency general surgery. Becher RD, Peitzman AB, Sperry JL, Gallaher JR, Neff LP, Sun Y, Miller PR, Chang MC.. World J Emerg Med. 2016;11():10.

Position statement of the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine report, A National Trauma Care System: integrating military and civilian trauma systems to achieve. Jenkins DH, Winchell RJ, Coimbra R, Rotondo MF, Weireter LJ, Bulger EM, Kozar RA, Nathens AB, Reilly PM, Henry SM, Jimenez MF, Chang MC, Coburn MC, Dodd J, Neal ML, Rosen J, Clemency J, Hoyt DB, Stewart RM.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016;():.

Effect of aging on cardiac function plus monitoring and support. Martin RS, Farrah JP, Chang MC.. Surg Clin North Am. 2015;95(1):23-35.

Golden opportunity: multidisciplinary simulation training improves trauma team efficiency [abstract]. Long AM, Mowery NT, Chang MC, Johnson JE, Miller PR III, Meredith JW, Carter JE.. J Am Coll Surg. 2015;221(4 Suppl 1):S57.

Subcapsular hematoma in blunt splenic injury: a significant predictor of failure of nonoperative management. Lopez JM Jr, McGonagill PW, Gross JL, Hoth JJ, Chang MC, Parker K, Requarth JA, Miller PR.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;79(6):957-960.

Prospective trial of angiography and embolization for all grade III to V blunt splenic injuries: nonoperative management success rate is significantly improved. Miller PR, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Hildreth AN, Martin RS, Holmes JH, Meredith JW, Requarth JA.. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(4):644-648.

Abdominal compartment syndrome and management of the open abdomen. Mowery NT, Miller PR, Chang MC, Meredith JW. In: Cameron JL, Cameron AM, eds. Current surgical therapy. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders;2014: 1088-1093.

Stapled versus hand-sewn anastomoses in emergency general surgery: a retrospective review of outcomes in a unique patient population. Farrah JP, Lauer CW, Bray MS, McCartt JM, Chang MC, Meredith JW, Miller PR, Mowery NT.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74(5):1187-1194.

Creation and implementation of an emergency general surgery registry modeled after the National Trauma Data Bank. Becher RD, Meredith JW, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Beard HR, Miller PR.. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;214(2):156-163.

Acute care surgery: impact on practice and economics of elective surgeons. Miller PR, Wildman EA, Chang MC, Meredith JW.. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;214(4):531-538.

Systemic inflammation worsens outcomes in emergency surgical patients. Becher RD, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Meredith JW, Chang MC.. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72(5):1140-1149.

Does acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II provide a valid metric to directly compare disease severity in trauma versus surgical intensive care unit patients?. Becher RD, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Kendall JL, Beard HR, Miller PR.. Am Surg. 2012;78(11):1261-1269.

Emergency department length of stay is an independent predictor of hospital mortality in trauma activation patients. Mowery NT, Dougherty SD, Hildreth AN, Holmes JH IV, Chang MC, Martin RS, Hoth JJ, Meredith JW, Miller PR.. J Trauma. 2011;70(6):1317-1325.

A critical assessment of outcomes in emergency versus nonemergency general surgery using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Becher RD, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Mowery NT, Chang MC, Meredith JW.. Am Surg. 2011;77(7):951-959.

Surgical intensive care unit mobility is increased after institution of a computerized mobility order set and intensive care unit mobility protocol: a prospective cohort analysis. Hildreth AN, Enniss T, Martin RS, Miller PR, Mitten-Long D, Gasaway J, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Meredith JW, et al.. Am Surg. 2010;76(8):818-822.

Vacuum-assisted closure for defects of the abdominal wall. DeFranzo AJ, Pitzer K, Molnar JA, Marks MW, Chang MC, Miller PR, Letton RW, Argenta LC.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(3):832-839.

Team training in the operating room: the development of a multidisciplinary curriculum [abstract]. Carter JE, Chang MC, Bodin SG, Underwood DW, Essick BA, Lyon CC, Westcott CJ.. J Am Coll Surg. 2008;207(3 Suppl):S94.

Increased insulin requirements are associated with pneumonia after severe injury. Martin RS, Smith JS, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Meredith JW, Chang MC.. J Trauma. 2007;63(2):358-364.

Near-infrared spectroscopy during resuscitation of trauma patients predicts future development of multiple organ dysfunction [abstract]. Nicks BA, Hill K, Chang M, Bozeman WP.. Ann Emerg Surg. 2007;50(3 Suppl):S64.

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Professor, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Resuscitation, Shock, Emergency General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
Michael C. Chang, M.D.

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