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Frank E.Chang, M.D.

Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
15001 Shady Grove Road
Suites 220 and 400
Rockville, MD 20850
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About frank e. chang, M.D.

Frank E. Chang, M.D., is a board-certified reproductive endocrinologist and founder of the former Mid-Atlantic Fertility Centers. He is a native of Washington, D.C., and completed his medical training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston after graduating from Stanford University. His post-graduate training included a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Ohio State University and a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology, also at Ohio State. He began clinical practice in Bethesda, MD, in 1985. Dr. Chang served as clinical associate professor of reproductive endocrinology at The George Washington University and director of the resident teaching program for reproductive endocrinology at Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Chang was also chairman of the gynecology department at Suburban Hospital.

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Ohio State University
Awards & Recognition
  • Washington Consumers CHECKBOOK's Area's Outstanding Physicians (1998-2015)
  • Washingtonian's Top Doctors List for Infertility (since 1993)
  • Front Cover of Washingtonian Magazine (2005)
  • Best Doctors in America
Professional Organizations
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Q & A

Q: Why did you become a doctor/reproductive endocrinologist?


I became interested in being a physician when I was 14 and my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I did quite a of bit of medical research in high school and after I went to medical school, I became interested in infertility. In 1978, when I was in my second year of medical school, Louise Brown was born from a new procedure known as “test tube babies.” It was very controversial then but it was a fascinating new field that I wanted to know more about. As I learned more about infertility treatment, the more appealing it became because it was a field that could bring incredible joy to patients and their families. I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to be in the field for more than 30 years. The scientific achievements are simply amazing and I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice during this time.

Q: Who inspires you?


Throughout my life, my parents have been my greatest source of inspiration. They came to the United States as immigrants on scholarships so that they could study in the U.S. In the late 1940s, China was at war and they fortunately chose to stay in the U.S. They worked very hard and achieved a great deal of success, not only professionally but also in raising their family. They always stressed education and its importance and instilled in us a work ethic that we have instilled in our own children. My father finally retired at the age of 91 from his civil engineering firm in Georgetown. While it is not possible to match their accomplishments, their example has been a goal that we strive towards.

Q: What are your hobbies and why do you enjoy them?


I enjoy running, though at this point, I am not as fast as I used to be. It’s a great way to relax and get some much needed exercise. I enjoy traveling and I have found that running is a great way to see the sites up close.

Q: What about SGF makes you the most proud?


In more than 30 years of practice, I have never met a group of professionals like we have at Shady Grove Fertility. The professionalism is unmatched. There is incredible energy and passion exhibited every day. There is constant medical innovation but also great innovation in improving the patient experience and care. Putting patients first is the mantra here and I am extremely proud to have had a chance to work in such a great practice. I can’t imagine that there is another medical practice that can compare. Having said that, we know that we need to strive to continually improve.

In more than 30 years of practice, I have never met a group of professionals like we have at Shady Grove Fertility.


"Dr. Chang is great. He listened to all my questions, he gave me his full attention, he has an award winning personality and he is certainly a great team leader. It may take an entire village to raise a child, but it can also take one great team player to lead a team to victory and that's Dr. Chang."

“We wish to express our heartfelt appreciation for the kindness, genuine concern and excellent care we received from you. You gave us many reasons to fell confident with your knowledge and skills as a physician. Without your diagnosis, treatment plan and skilled hands we would not be a happy expecting couple today. We cannot say enough good things about what your have done for us. Thank you so much.”

“We wanted to thank you so much for all your care this spring in shepherding us through our cycle – the Shady Grove process is incredible – so professionally handled but also so personal! And 2x’s in a row now, so successful! We really appreciate all the time and consideration you showed us, both times, and will never forget you and what you gave us, Dr. Chang, our family. It is a gift like no other, and we are eternally grateful.”

"Through the storyline of our journey there is a single thread of calming assurance. Your guidance. And I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for all that you have done for (my husband) and me…For your responsiveness to our questions and patience in detailing the rationale behind our options. For designing a protocol that made this possible. …Thank you for being a continued – and consistent- source of logic and kindness in our experience at Shady Grove."

"We would like to express our sincerest gratitude for the care and concern you showed us during our transfer at SG."

"We are touched by everyone’s support, and please convey our immense gratitude & admirations to all your staff."

"We can’t thank you enough for the “miracle” you have given us! We are so glad we came to see you a year ago and that you encouraged me to move on and try one more time. I guess I never thought with our odds that it would ever happen for us…and I guess I thought wrong and we owe it all to you!!"

"We don’t think our baby would have been born if not for the dedication and professionalism of you and your colleagues at Shady Grove Fertility. Everyone there will forever be in our hearts. "



  • Chang F, Richards S, Malarkey W, Kim M. 24-hour prolactin profiles and prolactin response to dopamine in long distance runners. J Clin Endo Metab. 1989;59(4):631-35.
  • Chin N, Chang F, Dodds W, Kim M, Malarkey W. Acute effects of exercise on plasma catecholamines in sedentary and athletic women with normal and abnormal menses. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1987;157:938-44.
  • Chang F, Kim M. Hormone secreting tumors of the ovary. In: Gold J, ed. Gynecological Endocrinology. New York: Taylor & Francis, 1987.
  • Chang F, Dodds W, Sullivan M, Kim M, Malarkey W. The acute effects of exercise on prolactin and growth hormone secretion: comparison between sedentary women and women runners with normal and abnormal menstrual cycles. J Clin Endo Metab. 1986;62(3):551-6.
  • Richards S, Chang F, Bossetti B, Kim M, Marlarkey W. Serum carotene levels in long distance runners. Fertil Steril. 1985;43(1):79-81.
  • Richards S, Chang F, Moynihan V, O’Shaughnessy R. Metastatic breast cancer complicating pregnancy. J Reprod Med. 1984;29:211-3.
  • Friedman C, Schmidt G, Chang F, Kim M. Ovarian hyperstimulation in an in-vitro patient. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1984;150(4):436-7.
  • Chang F, Kim M. Chronic anovulation. Clinic Obstet Gynecol. 1984;27(4):941-52.
  • Richards S, Chang F, Stempel L. Hyperlactemia associated with acute ritrodrine infusion. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1983;146(1):1-5.

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