Lin Chang, MD Vice-Chief, Vatche and Tamar Manounkian Division of Digestive Diseases Program Director, UCLA GI Fellowship Program Co-Director, G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience (CNSR) Professor of Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Chang earned her medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She completed her gastroenterology fellowship training at the UCLA affiliated training program in gastroenterology. Dr. Chang is Vice-Chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases. She also serves as the Co-Director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience at UCLA and Program Director of the UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. Dr. Chang’s clinical expertise is in functional gastrointestinal disorders. Her research focuses on brain-gut interactions underlying irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), specifically, the pathophysiology of IBS related to stress, early life adversity, sex differences, genetic and epigenetic factors, and gut microbiome and the treatment of IBS. Dr. Chang is the recipient of the Janssen Award in Gastroenterology for Basic or Clinical Research and the AGA Distinguished Clinician Award. She currently serves of the American Gastroenterological Association’s Governing Board as Clinical Research Councilor. She previously served as President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS). She is Associate Editor of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She is a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors and has served on the NIH Clinical, Integrative, Molecular Gastroenterology (CIMG) Study Section and FDA GI Drug Advisory Committee. She has authored more than 130 original research articles, 60 review articles, and 25 book chapters on her specialty interests.