Christopher Chang, MD
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque , NM

Christopher Chang, MD, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico and the New Mexico VA Health Care System. As a physician-scientist, his long term research and clinical interests center on gut microbes and their role in GI health and disease. Dr. Chang’s clinic provides diagnostic and treatment options for patients who suffer from sequelae of GI infection, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, as well as other gut motility disorders.

Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Chang has been awarded investigative grants from the National Institute of Health and the American Gastroenterological Association. His research has focused on mechanisms of gut microbial pathogenesis and the impact of intestinal bacterial on immune responses, gut motility and other physiological processes. Most recently, he developed and is characterizing an animal model for post-infectious IBS to better understand the pathogenesis of IBS and identify therapeutic targets.

Dr. Chang has authored peer-reviewed research articles in numerous basic science and clinical investigative journals, and reviews papers for Journal of Bacteriology, Infection and Immunity, The IBD Journal, and other publications. He is a member of several scientific and professional organizations including the American Society for Microbiology, American Gastroenterological Association, and American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Chang received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his MD and PhD from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at UCLA Medical Center, and finished a post-doctoral research fellowship in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics at UCLA.

The mission of the University of New Mexico is to serve as New Mexico’s flagship institution of higher learning through demonstrated and growing excellence in teaching, research, patient care, and community service.

UNM’s ongoing commitment serves to:

Educate and encourage students to develop the values, habits of mind, knowledge, and skills that they need to be enlightened citizens, contribute to the state and national economies, and lead satisfying lives.

Discover and disseminate new knowledge and creative endeavors that will enhance the overall well-being of society.

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    Webcasts

    An Evidence-Based Approach to IBS and CIC: Applying New Advances to Daily Practice

    Brian E. Lacy, MD (chair), Darren M. Brenner, MD, Brooks D. Cash, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

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    Beyond Gut Instincts: Applying the latest IBS advances to practice

    William D. Chey, MD, Stanley A Cohen, MD, Nicholas Talley, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

    Didactic Lecture

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    Functional dyspepsia: A new disease model

    Nick Talley, MD

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    Integrating Novel Diagnostic Strategies into Practice: Key Points

    Stanley Cohen, MD

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    Novel Strategies for IBS-C

    Mark Pimentel, MD

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    Diagnosis and Treatment of SIBO

    Satish Rao, MD

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    Insights into Lactose Intolerance

    Yuri Saito, MD

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    Chronic Nausea and Vomiting: It's not always gastroparesis

    Lawrence Schiller, MD

    Didactic Lecture

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    Management of Severe Constipation: Dysnnergic Defecation and OIC

    Philip Schoenfeld, MD

    Didactic Lecture

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    Rifaximin for IBS-D

    Philip Schoenfeld, MD

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    Diagnostic Testing in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Brennan Spiegel, MD

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    Which Diet is Right for IBS?

    William Chey, MD

    Didactic Lecture

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    Emerging Medical Management Options for IBS-D

    William Chey, MD

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    Opioid Induced Constipation

    Brooks Cash, MD

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    Overview of IBS-C Therapies

    Christine Frissora, MD

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    A Primer on the Diagnosis and Management of Functional Dyspepsia

    Brian Lacy, MD

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    Distinguishing Celiac Disease, Non-Gluten Sensitivity and IBS

    Lucinda Harris, MD

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    New IBS Biomarker

    Mark Pimentel, MD

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    Understanding and Managing Gastroparesis

    Linda Nguyen, MD

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    Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction

    Darren Brenner, MD

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    Xpert Perspectives: New Insights into the Recognition and Management of FGIMDs 2015

    Brooks Cash, MD, William Chey, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD

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    Xpert Perspectives: Reporting on FGIMDs

    Lin Chang, MD, William Chey, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD,

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    Gi News Tonight: Case Discussions on Functional GI and Motility Disorders

    Lawrence Schiller, MD, Lin Chang, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD, Philip Schoenfeld, MD

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    eMonograph

    An Evidence-Based Approach to IBS and CIC: Applying New Advances to Daily Practice

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    Advances in IBS

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    IBS News Tonight

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    Advances in the Management of FGIDs

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    Gastroparesis: Diagnosis and Management

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    Managing the Gastrointestinal Effects of Opioids

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    Painful Diverticular Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

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    Advances in IBS 2012

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    Implementing Effective Patient Communication Skills in IBS

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    Dietary Interventions in IBS: An Update

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    New and Emerging Pharmacologic Therapies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea

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    Advances in the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Report from Digestive Disease Week 2011

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    The Gut Microbiome and Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Is There a Link?

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    Webcasts

    An Evidence-Based Approach to IBS and CIC: Applying New Advances to Daily Practice

    Brian E. Lacy, MD (chair), Darren M. Brenner, MD, Brooks D. Cash, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Beyond Gut Instincts: Applying the latest IBS advances to practice

    William D. Chey, MD, Stanley A Cohen, MD, Nicholas Talley, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD, Philip S. Schoenfeld, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Functional dyspepsia: A new disease model

    Nick Talley, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Integrating Novel Diagnostic Strategies into Practice: Key Points

    Stanley Cohen, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Novel Strategies for IBS-C

    Mark Pimentel, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Diagnosis and Treatment of SIBO

    Satish Rao, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Insights into Lactose Intolerance

    Yuri Saito, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Chronic Nausea and Vomiting: It's not always gastroparesis

    Lawrence Schiller, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Management of Severe Constipation: Dysnnergic Defecation and OIC

    Philip Schoenfeld, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Rifaximin for IBS-D

    Philip Schoenfeld, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Diagnostic Testing in Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Brennan Spiegel, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Which Diet is Right for IBS?

    William Chey, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Emerging Medical Management Options for IBS-D

    William Chey, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Opioid Induced Constipation

    Brooks Cash, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Overview of IBS-C Therapies

    Christine Frissora, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    A Primer on the Diagnosis and Management of Functional Dyspepsia

    Brian Lacy, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Distinguishing Celiac Disease, Non-Gluten Sensitivity and IBS

    Lucinda Harris, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    New IBS Biomarker

    Mark Pimentel, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Understanding and Managing Gastroparesis

    Linda Nguyen, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Opioid-Induced Bowel Dysfunction

    Darren Brenner, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Xpert Perspectives: New Insights into the Recognition and Management of FGIMDs 2015

    Brooks Cash, MD, William Chey, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Xpert Perspectives: Reporting on FGIMDs

    Lin Chang, MD, William Chey, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD,

    Didactic Lecture

    view details >

    Gi News Tonight: Case Discussions on Functional GI and Motility Disorders

    Lawrence Schiller, MD, Lin Chang, MD, Mark Pimentel, MD, Philip Schoenfeld, MD

    Didactic Lecture

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