Ricky Chang, M.D., is currently a Community Track Fellow at UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (CEWM). He is working with a dedicated team led by Dr. Ka-Kit Hui (Director of CEWM) on a project to bring the integrative East-West model to the underserved population through collaboration with Tzu Chi Medical Foundation (TCMF). TCMF is part of Tzu Chi Foundation, which is an international humanitarian non-government organization recognized by the United Nation.
Dr. Chang is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been drawn to the integrative approach of patient care since he was a medical student. After finishing residency in 2015, he worked as a Hospitalist at The Cancer Treatment Centers of America for 3 years. His experience in caring for terminally ill patients motivated him to receive additional training in acupuncture in hopes to alleviate their pain and suffering. His interest in Chinese Medicine led him to this unique opportunity to join the CEWM team on this innovative project. The vision of this project is to provide cross-disciplinary integrative medicine training for health professionals and health coaches through online and offline hands-on training.
His other professional interests include sleep medicine, nutrition and nutritional supplements. His hobbies include singing, playing piano, traveling and enjoying worldly cuisine with friends and family.
American Board of Internal Medicine (2015)
- Fellowship: Integrative Medicine UCLA Center for East-West Medicine (2019-current)
- Internal Medicine Residency; Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix Arizona (2015)
- Medical Degree: St George’s School of Medicine (2012)
- Master of Science in Medical Pharmacology and Perfusion Science: University of Arizona (2007)
- Bachelor of Science in Physiological Sciences: University of Arizona (2003)