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Professional Statement

  • JoAnn Chang, MD, is a cornea specialist as well as a cataract and refractive surgeon. Dr. Chang completed her medical degree at The University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, followed by an internship in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology at The University of Chicago Hospitals, Department of Ophthalmology, and was chosen to attend a fellowship in cornea and refractive surgery at the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah. At the John Moran Eye Center she obtained specialized training and experience in all the latest refractive surgical technology, including laser vision correction procedures, such as LASIK/PRK, for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. She also offers Visian implantable contact lenses, an alternative for patients who are not good candidates for laser vision correction.
  • In addition, Dr. Chang is a corneal specialist with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal disease, cornea trauma and surgical complications, including the corneal transplantation techniques penetrating keratoplasty (PK), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), and Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK). Dr. Chang also provides cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation (IOL) with advanced lens implants for the correction of astigmatism and near vision after cataract surgery.
  • Dr. Chang has been active in teaching other eye surgeons techniques and methods of advanced cornea and refractive eye care through her leadership at the John Moran Eye Center by many presentations and lectures at the Refractive Round Table and Cornea Journal Club, where she shared her expertise in managing

Education & Training

  • Medical School - University of Cincinnati
  • Medical College of Wisconsin, Internship in Internal Medicine
  • The University of Chicago Medical Center, Residency in Ophthalmology
  • University of Utah Health Care, John A. Moran Eye Center, Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Language Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English