Edward Chang, MD, UCSF Brain Tumor Center

Edward Chang, MD


Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery

Specialties: adult brain tumors, seizures, brain mapping

Edward Chang, MD, the Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF, is a neurosurgeon with expertise in surgical therapies for epilepsy, adult brain tumors, and trigeminal neuralgia. He specializes in advanced neurophysiologic brain mapping methods to safely perform neurosurgical procedures in areas of the brain that control speech and movement.

Dr. Chang was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020.

Education and Training

1997: BA, Amherst College
2004: MD, University of California, San Francisco
2004-2010: Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of California, San Francisco
2008-2009: Fellowship, Cognitive Neurophysiology Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Academic Positions

2011-Present: Professor of Neurological Surgery, UCSF
2020-Present: Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF


Selected Awards

2003: Alpha Omega Alpha
2004: UCSF Dean's Prize for Research
2009-13: Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00 NIH NINDS)
2011: Klingenstein Fellowship Award in the Neurosciences
2011: Young Investigator Award, Grass Foundation-American Epilepsy Society
2011-16: NIH New Director's Innovation Award (DP2)
2015-20: New York Stem Cell Foundation - Robertson Investigator
2015: Blavatnik National Award Laureate in Life Sciences
2018: Bowes Biomedical Investigator
2020: Member, National Academy of Medicine