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Emily Chang, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Specialty Areas

Radiology with a special interest in ultrasound, chronic kidney disease and dialysis, mechanisms of kidney fibrosis and injury, electrolyte disorders

Chronology

BS: Stanford University, 1995; PhD candidate: Massachusetts Institute of Technology: 1996-1998; M.Ed. in Education: University of Massachusetts at Boston, 2002; MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2007; Resident: University of North Carolina, 2007-2010; Nephrology Fellow: University of North Carolina, 2010-2012; Instructor in Nephrology: University of North Carolina, 2012-2015; Assistant Professor of Medicine: University of North Carolina, 2015-present.

Clinical and Research Interests

Dr. Chang’s clinical and research focus is on chronic kidney disease. She initially began her research from a basic science focus, looking at mediators of acute kidney injury and fibrosis in the kidney. She now focuses on the development and application of radiologic techniques applicable to patients with chronic kidney disease.

Selected Bibliography

Chang EH, Chong WK, Kasoji S, Dayton PA, Rathmell WK. Management of Indeterminate Cystic Kidney Lesions: Review of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound as a Diagnostic Tool. Urology 2016 Jan;87:1-10.

Chang EH, Chong WK, Kasoji SK, Fielding JR, Altun E, Mullin LB, Fine J, Dayton PA, Rathmell WK. Diagnostic accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound for characterization of kidney lesions in patients with and without chronic kidney disease. BMC Nephrology 2017 Aug;18:266.

Chang EH. An Introduction to Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for Nephrologists. Nephron Clinical Practice 2017 Nov. doi: 10.1159/000484635

Nyankima AG, Kasoji SK, Cianciolo RE, Dayton PA, Chang EH. Histological and blood chemistry examination of the rodent kidney after exposure to flash-replenishment ultrasound contrast imaging. Ultrasonics 2019;Volume 98:1-6. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultras.2019.05.003.