Pain Management Specialist
Dr. James Chang is an Interventional Pain Management provider and Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.
Dr. Chang attended Yale University from 1997 to 2001 where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. He then studied at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School from 2001 to 2006 where he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree.
Dr. Chang continued to enhance his knowledge with a focus on pain management for the next 5 years. From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Chang completed his residency in Preliminary Internal Medicine at Drexel University’s Saint Peter’s University Hospital. He then completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at New York University Medical Center from 2007 to 2010. Dr. Chang completed his training during his fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey from 2010 to 2011 where he gained valuable experience in Musculoskeletal Medicine and Interventional Pain Management.
Before joining the NJ Spine and Wellness team, Dr. Chang began his career as the Medical Director at Monmouth Pain & Rehabilitation Center in 2011. In 2014, he opened his own practice, JKC Pain Mgt LLC, where he still sees patients today.
Medical Licensure & Certifications
State of New Jersey Medical License
Professional Societies & Affiliations
Diplomate, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
Active Member, New Jersey Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (NJSPMR)
Active Member, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
Publications, Presentations & Research
2011: “Lumbar Transformational Epidural Injections using a reverse safe triangle approach-technical consideration” presentation for the 2011 International Spine Intervention Society
2009: “Traumatic Simultaneous Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture: A Case Report” poster presentation for the 2009 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Annual Meeting. Also accepted for an online case study program.
2008: “Patient Knowledge of NSAIDs” presentation at Rehab in Review.
2007: “Medical Management of Hemorrhagic Pericardial Effusion” poster presentation at Saint Peter’s University Hospital.
2002: “Open Reading Frame 50 Protein of Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus Directly Activates the Viral PAN and K12 Genes by Binding to Related Response Elements” publication in the Journal of Virology.
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