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Wan-Tsu W. Chang, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Secondary Appointment(s):



University of Maryland Medical Center

Education and Training


2003                  B.S., Biochemistry, University of Maryland

2007                  M.D., Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine 

Post Graduate Education and Training

2007-2011       Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati

2010-2011       Chief Residency, Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati

2011-2013       Fellowship, Neurocritical Care, Johns Hopkins University 

2014-2015       Teaching Fellowship, American College of Emergency Physicians 

2016-2017       Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills Workshop, American College of Emergency Physicians


Dr. Chang is an alumna of University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a Banneker/Key scholar and graduated cum laude.  During her undergraduate years, she worked on DNA mutagenesis research at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development under the direction of Dr. Roger Woodgate.  She was also a volunteer emergency medical technician.  Dr. Chang received her medical degree from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, then completed her emergency medicine residency and chief residency at University of Cincinnati.  She was a flight physician with UC Health Air Care during her time in Cincinnati.  Dr. Chang completed her training with a 2-year neurocritical care fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, making her 1 of 12 EM/NCC trained physicians in the country at that time.

Dr. Chang is interested in neurological emergencies and neuro-resuscitation.  She is also interested in medical and interprofessional education using simulation.  She has lectured internationally on the topics of neurological emergencies.

Research/Clinical Keywords

neurological emergencies, neuro-resuscitation, medical education, interprofessional education, simulation

Highlighted Publications

Meunier JM, Chang WT, Bluett B, Wenker E, Lindsell CJ, Shaw GJ. Temperature affects thrombolytic efficacy using rt-PA and eptifibatide, an in vitro study. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2012;2(3):112-118.

Chang WT, Nyquist PA. Strategies for the use of mechanical ventilation in the neurologic intensive care unit. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2013;24(3):407-16.

Chang WT, Radin B, McCurdy MT. Calcium, magnesium, and phosphate abnormalities in the emergency department. Emerg Med Clin N Am. 2014;32(2):349-66.

Chang WT, Badjatia N. Neurotrauma. Emerg Med Clin N Am. 2014;32(4):889-905.

Abraham MK, Chang WW. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage. Emerg Med Clin N Am.