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Richard Chang, MD

Richard Chang, MD

Ratings

(4.9)

286 Ratings 80 Reviews

Specialty

Hematology and Oncology

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Seidman Cancer Center
29325 Health Campus Dr
Westlake, OH 44145

Schedule an Appointment

440-617-4700

Biography

  • Division Chief, Hematology and Oncology, UH St John Medical Center
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Richard Chang, MD, is a specialist in hematology and medical oncology in the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. He sees patients at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. Dr. Chang is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chang is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. His special interests include benign hematology, hemostasis and thrombosis, breast cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, colon and rectal cancer, head and neck cancer and myelodysplasia.

Dr. Chang graduated cum laude from Harvard University and earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y. He completed his internal medicine residency at Los Angeles County Hospital, and served as Chief Fellow in hematology/oncology at New York University.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Medical Association. He currently serves as Chair of the St. John Cancer Committee.

Expertise

  • Benign Hematology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplasia

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Office Locations

UH Seidman Cancer Center

29325 Health Campus Dr
Westlake OH, 44145
440-617-4700

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

286 Ratings

Patient Comments (80)

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Care with dr Chang and Dr *** was great addressing all of my concerns. I feel confident that their care has my best interests in mind.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Dr Chang is an amazing doctor. He cares deeply for me and always makes sure I understand what is going on

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
Excellent care.

Reviewed On 6/1/2022
I cannot say enough about Dr. Chang and his staff. They save lives and their concern for the patient is like nothing I have ever seen. I would recoommend this office to anyone going through cancer treatment. I love these people

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Great experience as always

Reviewed On 5/1/2022
Dr. Chang cares for me as a person and not as a statistic. He is very respectful to me when I see him. It is a pleasure to be treated by him.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Everyone in Dr. Changs office is always extremely friendly and helpful. Dr. Chang is always very thorough and willing to answer all my questions. He is very patient and accommodating.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
I am blessed that Dr. Chang is my oncologist. He really cares and if he feels you need to see another doctor arranges for that appointment so you don't have to wait months to see the doctor he refers you to.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
The provider was very engaging and was willing to provide as much information as I needed, and I never felt rushed.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
*** Dr. Chang is an excellent doctor who is very knowledgeable, caring of his patients physical and emotional state and wellbeing. He puts my fears to rest. He states the facts of the blood test results, shares in the happiness of a result that has stayed the same & not increased, he also, he also explains systems to watch out for. Checks my nymphonids all over to make sure everything Is okay presently. I am very happy he Is the doctor who takes care of me - I'm lucky,

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Chang is a fantastic doctor with an excellent bedside manner. He cares and lessons.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr Chang is an excellent oncologist. He spent time with my husband and I & explained in detail what his plan was & then asked for feedback.

Reviewed On 4/1/2022
Dr.Chang is a kind and caring doctor. I felt very happy with the treatment plan he created! He explained everything in a way non medical people could understand. All the staff at this office are great too! I am so glad I switched to University.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Chang is a great doctor and I have total confidence in him. His style of communication is great for me and he explains things clearly. Overall Im very pleased with my care from Dr Chang

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Chang is an excellent physician looking to provide me the best possible way forward in treating my cancer.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Good

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
*** Very pleased with Dr. Chang and his team in Westlake. *** Anyhow, so far so good.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr Chang is excellent. Has been successfully treating my lymphoma for over 8 years.

Reviewed On 3/1/2022
Dr. Chang seems so caring and thorough. Dealing with cancer can be very scary but I feel very comfortable and at ease with him

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Dr. Chang and his staff are all patient, kind, caring, efficient, overall stellar. Dr. Chang is very compassionate and kind .

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
First time to see Dr. Chang. Very pleased with this experience. Explained in terminology I could understand, was very patient, though,

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
It was clear Dr. Chang reviewed my records before the visit. He listened to my concerns and he answered all questions I had. He explained my ongoing care. His "bedside manner" is reassuring.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
My care is excellent with the staff at University hospital and especially Doctor Chang.

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
The best

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
*** Dr. Chang and his staff have always treated me with respect and honesty. ***

Reviewed On 2/1/2022
Always a good experience with Dr Chang and his office and personnel

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Chang and his staff are always courteous and compassionate. He always takes as much time as you need to answer questions. It's important to me to have this type of doctor-one how listens and cares.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Chang is always considerate, respectful and always puts me at ease. He answers all my questions so that I understand them completely.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
In the last five years I had 3 operations, chemotherapy and radiation. Always have been treated with the utmost concern and care. I have such regard and trust for Dr. Chang and his staff. UH is so patient oriented and that makes all the difference.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Caring

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Chang and his care team are an outstanding group. Friendly, professional, compassionate, knowledgeable and efficient. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Chang and his team monitoring my health and I give them my highest recommendation.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Chang has provided excellent healthcare, including a very "personable" bedside manner.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Chang is amazing! He cares, takes time and is truly wonderful.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I love the doc .. He is great .

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
Dr. Chang far exceeds my expectations. He treats me like I matter, and takes the time needed to see I'm comfortable, understand everything, and get all my questions answered. I think he's pretty great.

Reviewed On 1/1/2022
I trust my life with Dr. Chang. He is an excellent physician and person

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his care team provided me with excellent care and genuine concern for my well-being!

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Chang is the best!! ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
The doctor and staff was very good. ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Great Doctor

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Chang is always attentive and helpful. He is a wonderful doctor that cares about his patients. I couldn't imagine having a better doctor.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Chang was friendly, compassionate, informative & professional. He thoroughly explained the nature of my cancer, treatment options, side effects, other specialists who would be on my team & what part they would play in my treatment and general expectations. He patiently listened to and thoroughly answered all questions I and my wife asked of him. We felt uplifted upon leaving his office.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
*** Dr. Chang has always been very attentive during the last five years of my illness and most importantly I trust Dr. Chang. He is kind and that is what a pt with cancer needs.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Always excellent.Wonderful Dr and such a pleasant personality.Husband also goes to Dr Chang and thinks he is top notch as well!!!!!!!

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Chang and staff are extremely polite, caring and professional all the while personalizing care. The office Is clean and neat. Covid 19 protocols are followed and I feel protected during my visits. Dr. Chang is never hurried, always displays a warm caring attitude and is knowledgeable about my situation. He Is open and welcoming to any discussions I present. I would suggest him to anyone who needs to see an oncologist.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Chang is my hero

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Chang is nothing short of the best. I always find myself recommending friends and others in need of hematological or oncological needs to see Dr. Chang, I just couldn't see myself trusting any other provider. He is thorough, always up to date on studies/evidenced-based practices and his knowledge base is impressive. Not to mention his wonderful and incredibly, gentle bedside manner which many providers these days are lacking. I could not see myself going to any other oncologist, I completely trust Dr. Chang whole-heartedly with my care.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Chang is an excellent physician. My wife and I are both patients of his and we like him.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his staff were exceptional. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything where I could understand it. He also listened to my concerned and provided me with documentation to read about my illness as well as the medications that I may choose. I felt very comfortable and could feel he was concerned about my condition. Thank you, ***

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Exceptionally happy with dr Chang. He is the best doctor

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Great provider

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
It was my first visit with Dr. Chang. He was very personable and took the time to discuss my situation in detail and I was very clear.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
The receptionists were efficient and friendly, medical staff checking me in was personable and sweet, phlebotomist was phenomenal, and Dr. Chang is obviously very knowledgable and able to speak freely in a way that's easy to understand. Start to finish a pleasant visit!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Chang an excellent doctor. Very happy he's my chemo doctor

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Chang and his staff have always treated me with care and respect during the past 5 years. I trusted Dr. Chang immediately and he has always given me the straight answer. I have been impressed by how UH is so patient oriented. That means so much when you are dealing with cancer. Dr. Chang is my hero.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Excellent care

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I am very satisfied with the care I am receiving from Dr. Chang and all who work for him!!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his entire staff and lab are wonderful. I could not go through my cancer without them. They are all like family.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Very good experience, very knowledgeable doctor

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Very professional experience!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
As always I cannot say enough about the passion in which Dr.Chang ,his staff, the lab personnel , the receptionists, the volunteer that checks your temperature when you walk in, all display this. Highly recommend this facility! ***

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr chang is a excellect dr. AND HAS A GENIUE RESPECT FOR HIS CLIENTS

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
My provider, Dr. Chang is an excellent oncologist/hematologist and I am well pleased with him. I am still under his care for chemo therapy and I feel confident In his skills and general knowledge In the field of chemo theraputics.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Great Team

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Time to explain everything that he was going to doHe is very easy to talk to and shows genuine care

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Very good care

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Chang is by far the best in his field and takes the time to answer all questions...simply and sincerely "THE BEST"

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I am so very pleased with Dr. Chang, the staff from the moment you walk in, all staff here are in my opinion the best qualified for their positions, everyone is very passionate as to their role in the care and concern of the patient. My expectations were met and all went above and beyond. I am so grateful to have Dr. Richard Chang, this facility in our immediate area. They need expansion in their space, as their calling is a true need! Thank you all! ***

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr Chang is wonderful and caring.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his staff are caring and professional. They are welcoming and supportive. Although it is a busy practice they spend time with you and answer all your concerns. I never feel rushed or that I'm just a number.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
During my visit I was treated with respect and listened too. I am a five year cancer survivor and the ***, Dr. ChangAnd the staff have always been attentive and respectful to me. Thank you for having such fine employees.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Good and healthy experience

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Good experience and Dr. Chang is always attentive.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Excellent.very , very pleased.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
We have a excellent and open communication.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Chang is personable, likable and thorough.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Chang is excellent. Explained everything clearly and answered all my questions

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
*** very efficient staff. Dr. Chang as always explained in detail , my husband and I both could understand. Felt very comfortable during the visit . Options explained, course of action in place before our leaving. Highly recommend his services and facility. Thank you, ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his team have been and continue to be a Godsend to my health. I would not be this far if not for my faith in Dr. Chang. I have been so blessed to have him treating my *** cancer.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
excellent service

Board Certifications

  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

Fellowship | Hematology/Oncology
Hematology/Oncology - Bellevue Hospital Center (2002 - 2005)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Of Southern California/Lac+Usc Medical Center (1999 - 2002)

Medical Education
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University (1999)

Undergraduate
Harvard University (1994)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Richard Chang did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.