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’s clinical expertise is in functional gastrointestinal disorders which include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic constipation and functional dyspepsia. Her research is focused on the pathophysiology of IBS related to stress, sex differences, genetic and epigenetic factors, neuroendocrine alterations, and gut microbiome and the treatment of IBS. She is an investigator of the CNSR's NIH Specialized Centers of Research (SCOR) grant studying the role of sex and stress on brain-gut mechanisms underlying IBS. Dr. Chang is a recipient of the Janssen Award in Gastroenterology for Basic or Clinical Research and the AGA Distinguished Clinician Award. She has authored more than 100 original research articles, 55 review articles, and 20 book chapters on her specialty interests and is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings. Active in professional organizations, she is a member of the Rome Foundation Board of Directors, served as President of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society (ANMS), and is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) and American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) and a member of the Society for Neuroscience. She is a member of the NIH Clinical, Integrative and Molecular Gastroenterology Study Section and FDA GI Advisory Committee.