Dr. Alfred E. Chang is the Hugh Cabot Professor of Surgery. He completed his undergraduate training at Dartmouth College in 1971 and his medical education at Dartmouth Medical School and Harvard Medical School in 1974. His general surgical residency was obtained at Duke University Medical Center (1974-1976) and the Hospital of University of Pennsylvania (1979-1982). Between 1976-1979, he completed a surgical oncology fellowship at the Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute. After his training, Dr. Chang became a senior investigator at the Surgery Branch, NCI (1982-1987). In 1987, Dr. Chang joined the faculty at the University of Michigan.
Besides the administrative duties involving the U of M Cancer Center and the Division of Surgical Oncology, Dr. Chang has held several roles in national organizations. He has been a member of the Executive Council of the Society of Surgical Oncology. He has been an American College of Surgeons Governor-at-large for the state of Michigan. He has served as a member of the American College of Surgeons Commission of Cancer.
Dr. Chang's clinical interests are related to general surgical oncology. He has expertise in the areas of breast cancer, melanoma, sarcomas, liver tumors and colorectal cancer. He has had leadership roles in the U of M Comprehensive Cancer Center which include: Director of the multidisciplinary Breast Care Center; Director of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program; Associate Director for Translational Research; and Associate Director for Clinical Affairs. He has also been named as one of the Best Doctors in America consistently every year since 1998.