Kuang Chang, MD, is board-certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology and Internal Medicine. He joined University Cancer & Blood Center’s physician team in July 2019 following his service as Chief of Hematology and Oncology at David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base in California, the U.S. Air Force’s largest medical center in the continental United States, serving military and their families in eight states.
Dr. Chang earned a bachelor of science degree in Molecular Genetics in 2004 at The Ohio State University. He is a 2008 graduate of the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where he received a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. He did Internal Medicine Residencies at University of Mississippi Medical Center (2008-2011) and Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center (2008-2011) and a Hematology / Oncology Fellowship at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium from 2011-2014. Following his fellowship he served as Key Clinical Faculty of the Hematology / Medical Oncology Fellowship at SAMMC.
Since 2014, Dr. Chang has conducted multiple clinical trials for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and breast cancer. His responsibilities included supervising the overall conduct of trials, ensuring the protection of participants, overseeing study treatments, collection of study data, and management of regulatory requirements.
Dr. Chang has served on numerous professional committees, including as the Chairman of the Cancer Conference Committee at David Grant Medical Center. In 2014, he became an assistant professor in medicine for Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, part of the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD.
Dr. Chang was deployed in 2018 to Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar. While there, he served as the medical director for the apheresis center and lab and was the primary Oncology and Hematology consultant. He was awarded the Air Force Commendation Medal for meritorious service in 2014 and 2016.
Dr. Chang is a member of American College of Physicians, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Society of Hematology. His work at UCBC includes hospital privileges at St. Mary’s Hospital in Athens, GA; Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center; Northeast Georgia Medical Center Barrow in Winder, GA; Piedmont Walton in Monroe, GA; and Piedmont Newton in Covington, GA.
Dr. Chang and his wife Hong Le, who attended the University of Georgia, live in Athens with their children, Dax and Mia. He enjoys fatherhood, cycling, hiking, and snowboarding.