Andrew Chang, M.D., AGAF

Dr. Chang grew up in the San Francisco Bay area. He received his medical degree from Loma Linda University in 1990 and completed his fellowship in Gastroenterology at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1996. He joined the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical School before moving to Grass Valley. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology and enjoys practicing all aspects of general Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and coaching his children’s sports teams (soccer, basketball, and football). He also enjoys tennis, golf and snow skiing. Dr. Chang and his wife, Diane, have two children.

Curriculum Vitae

+Positions
  • Chief, Division of Gastroenterology
    Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
    Grass Valley, CA
    June 2000- present
  • Vice Chief of Staff
    Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
    Grass Valley, CA
    2010 - present
  • Chairman, Department of Medicine
    Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
    Grass Valley, CA
    January 2004 - December 2005
  • Vice Chairman, Department of Medicine
    Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital
    Grass Valley, CA
    January 2002 - December 2003
+Experience
  • Clinical Practice - Gastroenterology
    Sierra Nevada Gastroenterology Medical Associates, Inc.
    Grass Valley, CA
    January 1997- present
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroentarology
    Lorna Linda University School of Medicine
    Loma Linda, CA
    July 1996- January 1997
+Education
  • Fellowship - Gastroenterology
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA
    July 1993- June 1996
  • Residency - Internal Medicine
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA
    July 1990- June 1993
  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University
    Loma Linda, CA
    Medical Doctor degree
    August 1986- May 1990
  • Undergraduate
    Pacific Union College
    Angwin, CA
    Bachelor of Sclence in Business Administration
    September 1982- June 1986
+Awards Leadership
  • Dr. Wilbur Alexander Award 1990 selected as top medical student exhibting outstanding clinical skills and providing whole person care.

  • President - Loma Linda University School of Medicine
    Class of 1990 July 1989- present

  • President - American Medical Student Association
    Loma Linda Chapter 1987-88

  • Califonia Medical Association Medical student representative for.
    1. Bureau of Research and planning 1987
    2. Professional liability committee 1988

  • President - Pacific Union College Student Association 1985-86
+Community Service
    Medical Mission trip coordinator organized and participated in medical mission trips to poor and underserved areas around the world.
  • African Mission Service, Kenya, June 2012
  • Darsi, India March 2010
  • Ibarra, Ecuador March 2008
  • San Antonio, Belize March 2007
  • Uruapan, Mexico June 2006

  • Board of Directors Kellerman Foundation
    Organization supporting medical mission work, schools and community projects In
  • Uganda 2004 - 2012
  • Echo Ridge Christian School
    1998- 2007

    Sierra Nevada Medical Associates, Inc.
    Independent Physician Association
  • December 2000- January 2003

  • Hepatitis C support group founder - Nevada County, CA
  • Organized and started first Hepatitis C support group in Nevada county 1998
+Professional Memberships
  • Diplomat in Intemal medicine- American Board of Intenal Medicine-1993
  • Diplomat In Gastroenterology-American Board of Intenal Medicine 1995· recertified through 2015
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • Califonia Medical License
  • Drug Enforcement Agency License

+Professional Associations
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • American College of Gastroenterology
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Physicians
+Publications

Peer reviewed joumals:

  1. Impact of Flumazenil on recovery after outoatient endoscopy: a placebo controlled trial. A Chang, Y. Chen, et al. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1999; 49:573-579.
  2. Cystic duct Perforation as a complication of endoscopic stone extraction. M. Manbeck, A. Chang, at al. Am J Gastroenterology 1996; 91 :592-594.
  3. Endoscopic cecal perforation: Mechanisms of injury. R. Foliente, A. Chang. Y. Chen, et al. Am J Gastroenterology 1996; 91:705-708.
  4. Early cancer of the tail of the Pancreas presenting as acute pancreatitis. A. Chang. Y. Chen, et al. Hospital Physician 1995; 31 :23-26.
  5. Surgical clip as a nidus for choledocholithiasis: successful endoscopic management A. Youssef, A. Chang, Y. Chen. Am J Gastroenterology 1994; 89: 2260-2281.

Abstracts

  1. A. Chang, K. Bala, et al. Insulin-like growth factors and liver disease. Gastroenterology 1993;104:A817.
  2. A. Chang, Y. Chen, et al. Prognostic factors in postoperative Pancreatitis. Am J Gastroenterology 1993;68:1528.
  3. A. Youssef, R. Foliente, L. Ford, A. Chang, et al. Endoscopic cecal perforelion; Mechanisms of injury. Am J Gastroenterology 1994;89:1701.
  4. A. Youssef, A. Chang. Y. Chen, et al. Is antecedent pancreatitis a risk factor for POSt-ERCP pancreatitis? Am J Gastroenterology 4;89:1667.
  5. A. Chang, M. Solinger, Y. Chen, at al. Flumazenil for reversal of mklazolam induced sedation In endoscopy outpatients: Is It cost effec!iye? Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995;41:318.
  6. M. Manbeck, A. Chang. Y. Chen, et al. SafelY of outpatient biliary sphincterotomy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995;41:406.
  7. A. Chang, R. Foliente, M. Walter, Y.Chen, et al. Role of ERCP in the evaluation of pancreatic cancer Patients with atypical CT findings.
    Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 1995;41 :421.
+Presentations

Selected lectures:

  • Colon Cancer Update
    Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Cancer Conference
    Grass Valley, CA May 2008
  • Review of Peg tube placement and enteral feedings Medical Grand Rounds; Medical speakers network Ventura, CA 2002
  • ERCP: indications and techniques Society of Gastroenterology Nurses AssocIation Regional Conference Northem Califomia Chapter Napa, CA 2000
  • New treatments for Duodenal Ulcers and Helicobacter Pylori Loma Linda University SChool of Medicine Primary Care Update Loma Linda, CA 1996
  • Acute Pancreatitis and Pancreatic cancer Tri-county surgical society Loma Linda, CA 1993
  • Poster sessions:

  • How good Is ERCP in the diagnosis of Pancreatic cencer with normal or atypical CT findings?
    A. Chang, J. McCracken, Y. Chen, et al.
    American College of Gastroenterology
    New York, NY 1995
  • Safety of outpatient billary sphincterotomy.
    M. Manbeck, A. Chang. R. Foliente, Y. Chen, at al.
    American Gastroenteroiogy Association
    San Diego, CA 1995
  • Flumazenil for reversal of midazolam-induced sedation in endoscopy outpatients: Is It cost-effective
    A. Chang, at al.
    American Gastroenterology Association
    San Diego, CA 1995
  • Patency of oercuflex and Cotton-Huibreaste blliarv stents are comoarable In vitro.
    A. Youssef, A. Chang. Y. Chen, et al.
    World Congress of Gastroenterology
    Los Angeles, CA 1994
  • Heoatic diseases differentially affects Insulin-like Growth Factors and their binding Proteins.
    A.Chang, et al. World Congress of Gastroenterology
    Los Angeles, CA 1994
  • Endoscopic cecal oerforation: mechanisms of Injurv.
    A. Yousseff, R. Foliente, A. Chang, Y. Chen, et al.
    American College of Gastroenterology
    San Francisco, CA 1994
  • Is antecedent pancreatitis a risk factor for DOSt-ERCP pancreatitis?
    A. Youssef, S. Glorsky, A. Chang. Y. Chen, et al.
    American College of Gastroenterology
    San Francisco, CA 1994
  • Prognostic factors for postooerative pancreatitis.
    A. Chang. Y. Chen, at al.
    American College of Gastroenterology
    New York, NY 1993
  • Nemaline Cardiomyopathy and respiratory failure.
    A. Chang. J. Marais, etal.
    Annual Postgraduate Convention
    Loma Linda, CA 1992