Optimizing Surgical Treatment of Breast
Cancer-Related Lymphedema


About the speaker: Dr. Edward I. Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon and Associate Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chang graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, and then matriculated to NYU School of Medicine where he graduated AOA and with Honors in Cell Biology. He was accepted to the combined plastic surgery program at the University of California San Francisco where he was honored as Intern of the Year. He spent two years at Stanford University examining the impact of stem cells in diabetes and aging. Dr. Chang then spent an additional year at MD Anderson Cancer Center for a microsurgical fellowship and was recruited to stay on as faculty. Dr. Chang has published widely on basic science as well as clinical outcomes in over 90 peer-reviewed journals and has lectured nationally and internationally on reconstructive surgery, microvascular reconstruction, and lymphedema. Dr. Chang specializes in microvascular free flap reconstruction with a focus on complex reconstruction for breast, head and neck, and extremity defects following cancer resection, and also supermicrosurgery for the treatment of lymphedema.