Dr. Estelle Chang
Dr. Chang is a graduate of McGill University Medical School who specializes in both adult and pediatric general ENT.
She is a mother of two with passions for playing the piano and drawing/painting, especially face portraits.
Dr. Chang also enjoys hiking with her three beloved dogs, riding Peloton, playing tennis, and most importantly, spending time with her family. She is fluent in English, French, Korean and Spanish.
Dr. Chang received her medical doctorate degree from the top medical school in Canada, McGill University, where she was recipient of J.W. McConnell's award and scholarship and Dean's Honour List, which is awarded to the top 10% of students. She was also invited to become a member of Golden Key International Honour Society, an invitation extended to the top 15% of students, during her years as a medical student.
After receiving her medical doctorate degree with distinction, she moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to receive her residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ENT). During her residency training, she received training in Facial Plastics and Reconstruction, which gave her foundation of her facial anatomy and surgical as well as medical aesthetics training. Following her residency training in Canada, Dr. Chang moved to Chicago, IL, to receive her Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree at Northwestern University.
Following her masters degree, Dr. Chang decided to pursue her passion for advanced robotics surgery by receiving additional fellowship training in minimally invasive and robotic thyroid and parathyroid surgery at Yonsei University. The fellowship training under the tutelage of Dr. WY Chung and Dr. YW Koh who created world-renowned approaches for robotic thyroidectomy and parathyroidectomy. With the advanced fellowship training, Dr. Chang became proficient in the most commonly used robotic thyroidectomy approaches around the world, transaxillary and facelift (retroauricular), which allow the surgeon to remove the thyroid gland via hidden scars through either the armpit or behind the ears. She was the first surgeon to perform robotic thyroidectomy successfully in the Midwest in 2017, during her time as an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The story was published in the prominent newspaper, Omaha World Herald (September 2017).
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Dr. Chang believes in a personalized, individualized and evidence-based care for her patients. For her medical aesthetics practice, she believes in the importance of enhancement of natural beauty while respecting the patient's wishes and desires. She prides in offering the safest evidence-based approach for her patients, and she enjoys building a meaningful rapport and relationship with her patients and families.
Dr. Chang has published numerous articles and book chapters throughout her medical career in collaboration with other ENT surgeons at distinguished academic centers, including Johns Hopkins, Harvard and Stanford Universities. Some of her work have been published in the most prestigious ENT journal, Laryngoscope. She is a member of several national professional societies, including American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) and American Head and Neck Society (AHNS).