Dr. Anthony Christopher Chang, MD, MBA, MPH

Medical Director of the CHOC Children’s Heart Institute and the Division Chief of CHOC Children’s Specialists Cardiology

Dr. Anthony C. Chang completed his undergraduate education with Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology at Johns Hopkins University (honors) and his Doctor of Medicine education at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He then completed his pediatric residency at National Children’s Hospital Medical Center and went on to his pediatric cardiology fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

He was appointed a staff cardiologist at Boston Children’s Hospital with a position in the cardiac intensive care unit and later promoted to assistant professor at Harvard School of Medicine. He was later the medical director of the cardiac intensive care programs at Children’s Hospitals of Los Angeles and Miami Children’s Hospital. He is also formerly the medical director of pediatric cardiac intensive care service and chief of critical care cardiology at Texas Children’s Hospital and a tenured associate professor at Baylor College of Medicine. He is now the director of the Heart Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and division chief of the division of cardiology.

He has a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)(in Health Care Administration) degree from the University of Miami and graduated with the McGaw Award for academic excellence. In addition, he has a Masters in Public Health (MPH)(in Health Care Policy) degree from University of California at Los Angeles and graduated with the Dean’s Award for academic excellence. He is enrolled in the Masters in Biomedical Informatics (MS-BMI) program at Stanford University at present.

He is the chief editor of the textbook Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care and the past president-elect of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society (PCICS). He is the chief editor of the textbook Heart Failure in Children and Young Adults.He is an associate editor of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and is on the editorial board of Cardiology in the Young andCongenital Heart Today. He is a regular reviewer forCirculation, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and numerous other journals. He publishes and lectures widely on topics in pediatric cardiac intensive care, heart failure, sudden cardiac death, adult congenital heart disease, and other aspects of congenital heart disease and has been program directors for numerous large international conferences and symposia.

He is a member of the grant review committee for pediatric research at the National Institute of Health. He is also on the board of directors for the American Heart Association. He has been on the faculty of University of California at Los Angeles School of Public Health (eMPH program) and has taught global health at the eMPH program of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He also teaches pediatric cardiologyto cardiology fellows and holds a volunteer faculty appointment at the School of Medicine at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He will be teaching biomedical informatics at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Business and School of Nursing in the Spring of 2012.

He leads pediatric heart teams all over the world and recently mainly to Asia. He was one of the founding members of the Asia-Pacific Pediatric Cardiac Society (APPCS) and will be initiating the foundation arm of the society at the bequest of the board. He has been voted “Physician of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association and also selected as one of America’s “Top Doctors“, “Top Pediatricians“, and “Best Cardiologists” by several organizations.