Faculty

Kyong-Mi Chang, MD

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Professor of Medicine
Department: Medicine
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VAMC &
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
3900 Woodland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 823-5893
Lab: (215) 823-5800 ext 6730
Education:
A.B. (Chemistry, Mathematics, and Fine Arts)
Bryn Mawr College, 1983.
M.D.
The Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1987.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Chang's research expertise is in immune mechanisms of viral persistence and disease pathogenesis with a focus on human hepatitis C and B viruses, +/- HIV confection. As the Co-PI of a VA Merit award using the VA's Million Veterans Program (MVP), Dr. Chang is also conducting population-based genomic analyses of cardiometabolic disorders including NAFLD and liver disease progression to cirrhosis and HCC. Finally, Dr. Chang participates in VA-funded clinical and translational research involving patients with COVID-19.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Chang's clinical area of expertise is in the evaluation, treatment and study of patients with acute and chronic liver disease (e.g. HBV, HCV, NAFLD). She established and directed the active GI/Liver clinic at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center in 1999-2012. She continues to supervise GI fellows and rotating students/residents in the GI/Liver clinic to date.

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Chang is the Associate Chief of Research (ACOS/R&D) and Associate Dean for Research at the Philadelphia Corporal Michael J Crescenz VA Medical Center (CMCVAMC), which is academically affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. As such, Dr. Chang has the administrative oversight in developing VA-based and/or VA-funded research (e.g. via VA Career Development Award, Merit Review, Cooperative Studies Program and MVP research). She is committed to mentoring VA-based researchers both locally and nationally.

Selected Publications

Yardeni D, Chang KM, Ghany MG.: Current Best Practice in Hepatitis B Management & Understanding Long-Term Prospects for Cure. Gastroenterology Oct 2022.

Ramdas S, Judd J, Graham SE, Kanoni S, Wang Y, Surakka I, Wenz B, Clarke SL, Chesi A, Wells A, Bhatti KF, Vedantam S, Winkler TW, Locke AE, Marouli E, Zajac GJM, Wu KH, Ntalla I, Hui Q, Klarin D, Hilliard AT, Wang Z, Xue C, Thorleifsson G, Helgadottir A, Gudbjartsson DF, Holm H, Olafsson I, Hwang MY, Han S, Akiyama M, Sakaue S, Terao C, Kanai M, Zhou W, Brumpton BM, Rasheed H, Havulinna AS, Veturi Y, Pacheco JA, Rosenthal EA, Lingren T, Feng Q, Kullo IJ, Narita A, Takayama J, Martin HC, Hunt KA, Trivedi B, Haessler J, Giulianini F, Bradford Y, Miller JE, Campbell A, Lin K, Millwood IY, Rasheed A, Hindy G, Faul JD, Zhao W, Weir DR, Turman C, Huang H, Graff M, Choudhury A, Sengupta D, Mahajan A, Brown MR, Zhang W, Yu K, Schmidt EM, Pandit A, Gustafsson S, Yin X, Luan J, Zhao JH, Matsuda F, Jang HM, Yoon K, Medina-Gomez C, Pitsillides A, Hottenga JJ, Wood AR, Ji Y, Gao Z, Haworth S, Mitchell RE, Chai JF, Aadahl M, Bjerregaard AA, Yao J, Manichaikul A, Lee WJ, Hsiung CA, Warren HR, Ramirez J, Bork-Jensen J, Kårhus LL, Goel A, Sabater-Lleal M, et al.: A multi-layer functional genomic analysis to understand noncoding genetic variation in lipids. Am J Hum Genet 109: 1366-1387, Aug 2022.

Clarke SL, Huang RDL, Hilliard AT, Tcheandjieu C, Lynch J, Damrauer SM, Chang KM, Tsao PS, Assimes TL: Race and Ethnicity Stratification for Polygenic Risk Score Analyses May Mask Disparities in Hispanics. Circulation 146: 265-267, Jul 2022.

Shah S, Halvorson A, McBay B, Dorn C, Wilson O, Tuteja S, Chang KM, Cho K, Hauger R, Suzuki A, Hunt C, Siew E, Matheny M, Hung A, Greevy R, Roumie C: Proton-pump inhibitor use is not associated with severe COVID-19-related outcomes: a propensity score-weighted analysis of a national veteran cohort. Gut 71(7), Jul 2022.

Feld JJ, King WC, Ghany MG, Chang KM, Terrault N, Perrillo RP, Khalili M, Hinerman AS, Janssen H, Lok AS; Hepatitis B Research Network (HBRN).: Characteristics of Older Patients With Immunotolerant Chronic Hepatitis B Virus Infection. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol Jul 2022.

Kramvis A, Chang KM, Dandri M, Farci P, Glebe D, Hu J, Janssen HLA, Lau DTY, Penicaud C, Pollicino T, Testoni B, Van Bömmel F, Andrisani O, Beumont-Mauviel M, Block TM, Chan HLY, Cloherty GA, Delaney WE, Geretti AM, Gehring A, Jackson K, Lenz O, Maini MK, Miller V, Protzer U, Yang JC, Yuen MF, Zoulim F, Revill PA.: A roadmap for serum biomarkers for hepatitis B virus: current status and future outlook. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Jul 2022.

Vujkovic M, Ramdas S, Lorenz KM, Guo X, Darlay R, Cordell HJ, He J, Gindin Y, Chung C, Myers RP, Schneider CV, Park J, Lee KM, Serper M, Carr RM, Kaplan DE, Haas ME, MacLean MT, Witschey WR, Zhu X, Tcheandjieu C, Kember RL, Kranzler HR, Verma A, Giri A, Klarin DM, Sun YV, Huang J, Huffman JE, Townsend Creasy K, Hand NJ, Liu CT, Long MT, Yao J, Budoff M, Tan J, Li X, Lin HJ, Chen YI, Taylor KD, Chang RK, Krauss RM, Vilarinho S, Brancale J, Nielsen JB, Locke AE, Jones MB, Verweij N, Baras A, Reddy KR, Neuschwander-Tetri BA, Schwimmer JB, Sanyal AJ, Chalasani N, Ryan KA, Mitchell BD, Gill D, Wells AD, Manduchi E, Saiman Y, Mahmud N, Miller DR, Reaven PD, Phillips LS, Muralidhar S, DuVall SL, Lee JS, Assimes TL, Pyarajan S, Cho K, Edwards TL, Damrauer SM, Wilson PW, Gaziano JM, O'Donnell CJ, Khera AV, Grant SFA, Brown CD, Tsao PS, Saleheen D, Lotta LA, Bastarache L, Anstee QM, Daly AK, Meigs JB, Rotter JI, Lynch JA, Rader DJ, Voight BF, Chang KM.: A multi-ancestry genome-wide association study of unexplained chronic ALT elevation as a proxy for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, with histological and radiological validation. Nature Genetics 54, June 2022.

Verma A, Minnier J, Wan ES, Huffman JE, Gao L, Joseph J, Ho YL, Wu WC, Cho K, Gorman BR, Rajeevan N, Pyarajan S, Garcon H, Meigs JB, Sun YV, Reaven PD, McGeary JE, Suzuki A, Gelernter J, Lynch JA, Peterson JM, Zekavat SM, Natarajan P, Dalal S, Jhala DN, Arjomandi M, Gatsby E, Lynch KE, Bonomo RA, Freiberg M, Pathak GA, Zhou JJ, Donskey CJ, Madduri RK, Wells QS, Huang RD, Polimanti R, Chang KM, Liao KP, Tsao PS, Wilson PWF, Hung A, O'Donnell CJ, Gaziano JM, Hauger RL, Iyengar SK, Luoh SW: A MUC5B Gene Polymorphism, rs35705950-T Confers Protective Effects Against COVID-19 Hospitalization but not Severe Disease or Mortality. Am J Respir Crit Care Med Jun 2022.

Tuteja S, Yu Z, Wilson O, Chen HC, Wendt F, Chung CP, Shah SC, Hunt CM, Suzuki A, Chanfreau C, Gorman BR, Joseph J, Luoh SW, Napolioni V, Robinson-Cohen C, Tao R, Zhou J, Chang KM, Hung AM: Pharmacogenetic variants and risk of remdesivir-associated liver enzyme elevations in Million Veteran Program participants hospitalized with COVID-19. Clin Translational Sci Jun 2022.

Raghavan S, Huang J, Tcheandjieu C, Huffman JE, Litkowski E, Liu C, Ho YA, Hunter-Zinck H, Zhao H, Marouli E, North KE, Lange E, Lange LA, Voight BF, Gaziano JM, Pyarajan S, Hauser ER, Tsao PS, Wilson PWF, Chang KM, Cho K, O'Donnell CJ, Sun YV, Assimes TL: A multi-population phenome-wide association study of genetically-predicted height in the Million Veteran Program. PLoS Genet Jun 2022.

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