Frank E. Chang, M.D.

Board Certified Board Certified

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Patient Testimonial
Thank you Dr. Chang and staff members for helping my dream of being a mother come true. Dr. Chang was so confident that I would get pregnant. He was right!

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

My husband and I struggled for 5 years trying to conceive until going to SGF. I am forever grateful for my beautiful baby girl thanks to Dr. Chang!

Dr. Chang is the best doctor and he is so kind and will listen to all your concerns. I was blessed with twins. I would strongly recommend Dr. Chang.

We are happy to say that this IVF cycle was a success and yielded much better results than our previous cycle at another clinic. We highly recommend Dr. Chang.

Dr. Chang was put on this earth to help couples get pregnant and that is exactly what he did for us. He is brilliant with a wonderful bedside manner.

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.

Through the storyline of our journey there is a single thread of calming assurance: your guidance. Thank you for being a continued source of logic and kindness.

We can’t thank you enough for the “miracle” you have given us! I never thought with our odds that it would ever happen for us. We owe it all to you!

Biography

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.

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

Education

  • Residency: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ohio State University
  • Fellowship: Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Ohio State University
  • Washingtonian’s Top Doctors for Infertility (1993-2019)
  • Washington Consumers CHECKBOOK’s Area’s Outstanding Physicians (1998-2015)
  • Front Cover of Washingtonian Magazine (2005)
  • Best Doctors in America
  • American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • American Society for Reproductive Medicine
  • 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.

Q&A

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.

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.

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.

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.

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