Clinical Research Councillor

Lin Chang, MD, AGAF

Lin Chang, MD, AGAF, received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), her medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She completed her gastroenterology fellowship training at the UCLA-affiliated training program in gastroenterology. She is vice-chief of the Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases and program director of the UCLA Gastroenterology Fellowship Program. Dr. Chang is also co-director of the G. Oppenheimer Center for Neurobiology of Stress and Resilience, and is the co-director and project principal investigator of the Center’s NIH Specialized Centers of Research grant studying the role of sex and stress on brain-gut mechanisms underlying irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Dr. Chang’s clinical expertise is in functional gastrointestinal disorders which include IBS, chronic constipation and functional dyspepsia. Her research is focused on the pathophysiology of IBS related to stress, sex differences, and neuroendocrine alterations and the treatment of IBS. 

Dr. Chang is the recipient of the AGA Distinguished Clinician Award and has served on the AGA Nominating Committee and on the AGA Institute Council. She also serves as associate editor of Clinical Gastroenterology & Hepatology and served on the Gastroenterology editorial board. Dr. Chang joined the AGA Institute governing board as clinical research councillor in June 2018.