Faculty Profile

J. Middleton Chang, MD

J. Middleton Chang, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy, Department of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine

Email: james.middleton.chang@emory.edu

Certification: American Board of Surgery

Year Joined Emory as a Faculty Member: 2020


Dr. James Middleton Chang received his MD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013 and completed his general surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona in 2018. After completing his vascular surgery fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in 2020, he joined the Emory Surgery faculty. Dr. Chang's primary practice location is Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital. His various clinical interests include endovascular and minimally invasive surgical techniques, aortic aneurysm and dissection, cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention, and peripheral arterial disease, while his research focuses on aortic aneurysm and dissection and cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention.


  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

  • Emory University Hospital

  • The Emory Clinic


  • MD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC, Class of 2013

  • General Surgery Residency, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Scottsdale, AZ, 2013-2018

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery, Emory School of Medicine, 2018-2020

Current Organizational Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons: Fellow

  • Vascular & Endovascular Surgery Society

  • Southern Association for Vascular Surgery

  • Priestley Society

  • Society for Vascular Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Endovascular and minimally invasive surgical techniques

  • Aortic aneurysm and dissection

  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention

  • Dialysis access and maintenance

  • Peripheral arterial disease

  • Venous disease

Research Interests

  • Aortic aneurysm and dissection

  • Cerebrovascular disease and stroke prevention