David Chang, M.D., is a board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon on staff at the Marina del Rey Hospital spine center. He earned his bachelor's degree at Princeton and his medical degree at New York University, and he did his surgical training at NYU's Hospital for Joint Diseases. After his surgical residency, he completed an advanced fellowship in orthopedic spinal surgery with Dr. Robert Watkins and Dr. Lytton Williams. During this fellowship, he gained invaluable experience treating sports-related spinal injuries, which has guided him in his career to date. Dr. Chang has particularly strong expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery. He is also well-versed in artificial disc replacement and in treating degenerative disorders of the cervical and lumbar spine.

Procedures Dr. David Chang Performs at Marina del Rey Hospital

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield
  • Medicare

Languages Spoken

  • English

Education & Training

Medical Degree

New York University School of Medicine

Internship(s)

NYU Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital - General Surgery

R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center- University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Residency(ies)

NY-Hospital for Joint Diseases - Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship(s)

Los Angeles Spine Surgery Institute, St. Vincents Medical Center and Watkins Spine, Centinela Freeman Marina Campus



Memberships & Affiliations

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • California Orthopaedic Association California Orthopaedic Association
  • Western Orthopaedic Association Western Orthopaedic Association
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
  • Southern Orthopaedic Association Southern Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Spine Society North American Spine Society
  • Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Publications & Media

    • Excision of the distal scaphoid for non-union.

      Ruch DS, Chang DS, Poehling GG. Acta Orthopaedica Hellenica, 1998.

    • Cutaneous microvascular flow in the foot during simulated variable gravities.

      Chang DS, Breit GA, Styf JR, Hargens AR. Amer J Physiology. 1996 Oct; 271(4 part 2):R961-6.

    • Ultrasound measurement of transcranial distance during head-down tilt.

      DS, Hargens AR. J Gravit Physiol. 1995; 2(1):P145-6.

    • Cutaneous microvascular flow in the foot in various gravitational environments.

      Chang D, Breit GA, Styf J, Hargens AR. Ames Research Center Research and Technology. 1993; 184-186. NASA Technical Memorandum 108816