Paul S. Chang, DO

  • Orthopedics
  • Newburyport, MA

About Dr. Chang

Dr. Paul Chang is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with a broad background in specialty orthopedic care, from orthopedic trauma to sports medicine and joint reconstruction. He is experienced in all aspects of orthopedic surgery, including nonsurgical management of many orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions. Dr. Chang also has many years of orthopedics teaching experience at a major academic medical center, has had a private practice, and has over 20 years of service in the Army.

Dr. Chang is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point New York in 1978 and received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree (DO) at Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1991. He served over 20 years as both line officer and an orthopedic surgeon in the Army. Dr. Chang was also an intern class president at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, DC from 1991-1992 and received his orthopedic training at the renowned Brook Army Medical Center and Institute for Surgical Research in San Antonio, Texas. His military experience has led to unique experiences in overseas medicine, as well as with mass casualty situations.

Dr. Chang was an Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at one the premier orthopedic programs in the country, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. During that time, Dr. Chang served as chief of orthopedics at one of the largest veterans' hospitals in the United States, as well as an orthopedic trauma specialist at a Level I Trauma Center for many years.

Board-certified from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, he is actively involved in several specialty orthopedic organizations, such as the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the Clinical Orthopaedic Society, and the Society for Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Massachusetts Orthopaedic Association, and the Massachusetts Medical Society.

Dr. Chang prides himself on being a caring, understanding, and experienced physician who believes in a rational approach to the long-term welfare of patients.  He is an avid outdoorsman, and has been a full-certified professional ski instructor for almost 40 years, and was very involved in the National Ski Patrol, as well.  He and his wife, Mary, have four children and live in Boxford, Massachusetts.

Board Certification
American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Medical School
Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Downers Grove, IL
Internship
Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
Residency
Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX

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