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Joy H. Chang, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:



22 S. Greene Street, P1H28

Phone (Secondary):

(410) 328-1815


(410) 328-1749

Education and Training

  • The Ohio State University, BS, Microbiology 2007
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, MD, 2011
  • University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt, General psychiatry residency, 2015
  • University of Maryland, Addiction psychiatry fellowship, 2016


Dr. Chang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Addiction, Research and Training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her main areas of clinical interest lie in emergency psychiatry, addiction and co-morbid general psychiatric conditions. Dr. Chang also plays an active role as an in-patient consultant on the substance abuse consultation/liaison team, assisting medical treatment teams with the management of addiction in the context of acute medical illness. In her outpatient work, Dr. Chang provides buprenorphine maintenance and addiction treatment through the novel means of telepsychiatry and in-person at the Outpatient Addiction Treatment Services (OATS) clinic. 



Research/Clinical Keywords

emergency psychiatry, addiction, buprenorphine, Suboxone, substance abuse, psychiatry

Highlighted Publications

Weintraub E, Greenblatt A, Chang J, Himelhoch S, Welsh C.  Expanding access to buprenorphine treatment in rural areas with the use of telemedicine.  The American Journal on Addictions 2018, 27: 612-617.

Awards and Affiliations

  • The John Talbott, MD Award for Clinical Excellence, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt residency training program, 2015
  • Chief Resident of psychiatric emergency services and consultation/liaison psychiatry, University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt residency training program, 2015