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Edward S. Chang, MD

A Member of Inova Medical Group
Board Certified Specialty: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interest: Elbow Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Knee Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Orthopedics, Shoulder Problems/Surgery and Treatments, Sports Injuries

Years of Experience: 14

Gender: Male
Languages: English

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Physician Group

Inova Medical Group - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Inova Medical Group - Sports Medicine

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Hospital Affiliations

  • Inova Alexandria Hospital
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital


Dr. Edward Chang is a board certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports related injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He is an attending surgeon at Inova Health System and is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in Clinical Orthopaedics at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include shoulder instability, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal injuries, rotator cuff tears and elbow injuries in the overhead, or throwing, athlete. He joined the Inova Medical Group in 2015.

Most recently, Dr. Chang completed his clinical fellowship in sports medicine surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). While there, Dr. Chang served as an assistant team physician to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Penguins, the University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball and volleyball team and men’s baseball team, and Duquesne University women’s soccer team.

Dr. Chang became interested in sports medicine during medical school, where he was first exposed to biomechanical research at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. During this time, he realized that it was possible to combine both his passion for sports and musculoskeletal care, which led him to seek further training in Orthopaedic Surgery and sports medicine.

Dr. Chang is committed to providing patients with the most current, evidence-based medical care to help them return to their sport or favorite activity. He is actively involved in both clinical and biomechanical orthopedic research as well as in medical education. He is the Director of Sports Medicine Research at Inova and is involved in the education of medical students and orthopaedic surgery residents. He has published numerous peer reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented his research nationally and internationally.

A native of northern New Jersey, Dr. Chang currently resides in Washington, DC. In his spare time, he enjoys playing golf, tennis and basketball as well as spending time with his family and friends.


  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Top Clinical Educator, VCU School of Medicine, 2018, 2019

Dr. Chang in the News

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Research and Publications

Operative Positioning Technique for an Intertrochanteric Fracture in a Patient with an Ipsilateral Below-the-Knee Amputation: A Case Report. Curley AJ, Chang ES. JBJS Case Connect. 2019 Jan 9.

Direct Comparison of Modified Jobe and Docking Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction at Midterm Follow-up. Arner JW, Chang ES, Bayer S, Bradley JP. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov 30:363546518812421. doi: 10.1177/0363546518812421. [Epub ahead of print]

Biomechanical Comparison of Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction With the Docking Technique Versus Repair With Internal Bracing. Bodendorfer BM, Looney AM, Lipkin SL, Nolton EC, Li J, Najarian RG, Chang ES. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Nov 7:363546518803771. doi: 10.1177/0363546518803771. [Epub ahead of print].

Management of Elbow Dislocations in the National Football League. Chang ES, Bishop ME, Dodson CC, Deluca PF, Ciccotti MG, Cohen SB, Ramsey ML. Chang ES, Bishop ME, Dodson CC, Deluca PF, Ciccotti MG, Cohen SB, Ramsey ML. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Feb 20;6(2):2325967118755451. doi: 10.1177/2325967118755451. eCollection 2018 Feb.

Incidence of peripheral nerve injury during shoulder arthroplasty when motor evoked potentials are monitored. Aleem AW, Wilent WB, Narzikul AC, Kuntz AF, Chang ES, Williams GR, Abboud JA. J Clin Monit Comput. 2017 Nov 23. doi: 10.1007/s10877-017-0080-5. [Epub ahead of print]

Interval Throwing and Hitting Programs in Baseball: Biomechanics and Rehabilitation. Chang ES, Bishop ME, Baker D, West RV. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2016 Mar-Apr;45(3):157-62. Review.

Comparison of Surgical Techniques for Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Overhead Athletes. Chang ES, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Mar;24(3):135-49. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-14-00323. Review.

Posterior Shoulder Instability in Overhead Athletes. Chang ES, Greco NJ, McClincy MP, Bradley JP. Orthop Clin North Am. 2016 Jan;47(1):179-87. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2015.08.026. Review.

Accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging in predicting the intraoperative tear characteristics of pectoralis major ruptures. Chang ES, Zou J, Costello JM, Lin A. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Mar;25(3):463-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2015.08.037. Epub 2015 Oct 31.

Surgical exposure for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: differences in approaches and outcomes. Gillespie RJ, Garrigues GE, Chang ES, Namdari S, Williams GR Jr. Orthop Clin North Am. 2015 Jan;46(1):49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2014.09.015. Review.

Isolated subscapularis repair for massive rotator cuff tear. Austin L, Chang ES, Zmistowski B, Nydick J, Lazarus M. Orthopedics. 2014 Nov;37(11):e962-7. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20141023-51.

Functional results following surgical repair of simultaneous bilateral quadriceps tendon ruptures. Chang ES, Dodson CC, Tjoumakaris F, Cohen SB, Chang ES, Dodson CC, Tjoumakaris F, Cohen SB. Phys Sportsmed. 2014 May;42(2):114-8. doi: 10.3810/psm.2014.05.2063.

Is reverse shoulder arthroplasty a reasonable alternative for revision arthroplasty? Austin L, Zmistowski B, Chang ES, Williams GR Jr. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Sep;469(9):2531-7. doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1685-x.


Medical Education:
  • Robert Wood Johnson Medical School 2009

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Surgery ( ) 6/1/2009-6/30/2010

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery ( ) 7/1/2010-6/30/2014

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Sports Medicine ( ) 8/1/2014-7/30/2015

Board Certification:
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

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