Thomas Chang, DPM
Dr. Thomas J. Chang is a board-certified and highly skilled podiatric surgeon with over 20 years of experience treating a wide range of foot and ankle conditions. He has been a staff member at Redwood Orthopaedic Surgery Associates since 2006. He is a Clinical Professor and Past Chairman of the Department of Podiatric Surgery at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco and the Past Chief of Podiatric Surgery at the UCSF/ Mt. Zion Medical Center.
Dr. Chang graduated with his doctorate degree from the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, where he was a member of the Pi Delta National Podiatry Honor Society and recipient of the Professor Louis M. Newman Surgery Award. He then completed a three-year residency program in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Emory/Northlake Regional Medical Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr. Chang has been recognized multiple times over the years for contributions to his field. Some of these honors include: “Top 150 Most Influential Podiatrists” in 2006, appointment to the Board of Podiatric Medicine for the State of California, elected to the Regional Division Board of Directors for the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, and a “Top Doc” at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in 2011. He continues to provide numerous lectures for Continuing Medical Education courses to impart his expertise to other doctors.
In addition to his training and practice duties, Dr. Chang also holds several appointments at local hospitals and medical schools, including:
- California College of Podiatric Medicine – Clinical Professor
- Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital and Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa – Past Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
He has contributed many articles to medical journals for emerging surgical technologies, and has also participated as a co-investigator and sub-investigator for relevant research studies. However, he is most proud of his textbook, “Master Techniques in Podiatric Surgery: The Foot and Ankle” which has sold over 6,000 copies worldwide and 25% of the sales goes towards international medical mission funds. Dr. Chang serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association and Podiatry Today Magazine.
“I came to see Dr. Chang after having already gone through bunion surgery with another doctor. Unfortunately that first doctor didn’t do a good job and Dr. Chang had a mess to fix! Several people had referred Dr. Chang to me but I didn’t see him. (Boy do I regret that!) He did an amazing job fixing my foot and got me seeing improvement immediately. He was awesome to work with and always responded quickly to my crazy text messages. I’ve enjoyed my appointments with him and am still seeing improvement every day. If you have feet problems, he’s the man to see!” -Gretchen Kenny