Phillip K. Chang, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer, UK HealthCare

Clinical interests

  • Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • General Surgery
  • Hernias

Phillip K. Chang, MD, FACS

Chief Medical Officer, UK HealthCare


My name is Phillip Chang; I received my medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk. I then completed a residency and fellowship at the University of Kentucky, Lexington.

I am board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care. My clinical interests include general surgery, gallbladder disease, hernias and complex abdominal wall reconstruction.

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Surgery


Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk

University of Kentucky, Lexington

University of Kentucky, Lexington

Certifications or Special training
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Acute Care Surgery, Trauma and Surgical Critical Care

Kentucky Clinic
First floor, Wing D, Room L119
740 S. Limestone
Lexington KY 40536-0284

Call 859-257-3253
Fax 859-323-1203

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Christie JD, Vaslef S, Chang PK, May AK, Gunn SR, Yang S, Hardes K, Kahl L, Powley WM, Lipson DA, Bayliffe AI, Lazaar AL. A Randomized Dose-Escalation Study of the Safety and Anti-Inflammatory Activity of the p38 Mitogen-Activated Protein Kinase Inhibitor Dilmapimod in Severe Trauma Subjects at Risk for Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. Crit Care Med. 2015 Sep;43(9):1859-69.

Oyler DR, Parli SE, Bernard AC, Chang PK, Procter LD, Harned ME. Nonopioid management of acute pain associated with trauma: Focus on pharmacologic options. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep;79(3):475-83.

Williams TL, Tung DK, Steelman VM, Chang PK, Szekendi MK. Retained surgical sponges: findings from incident reports and a cost-benefit analysis of radiofrequency technology. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Sep;219(3):354-64.

Long KL, Hamilton DA, Davenport DL, Bernard AC, Kearney PA, Chang PK. A prospective, controlled evaluation of the abdominal reapproximation anchor abdominal wall closure system in combination with VAC therapy compared with VAC alone in the management of an open abdomen. Am Surg. 2014 Jun;80(6):567-71.

Cox JA, Bernard AC, Bottiggi AJ, Chang PK, Talley CL, Tucker B, Davenport DL, Kearney PA. Influence of in-house attending presence on trauma outcomes and hospital efficiency. J Am Coll Surg. 2014 Apr;218(4):734-8.