Dr. Ian Cheng-Yi Chang, MD

Dr. Ian Cheng-Yi Chang, MD

Dr. Ian Cheng-Yi Chang, MD

Languages: English, Chinese - Mandarin
Fax: (202) 877-6891

Contact this Provider:

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardio-Oncology
  • Cardiology
  • Computed Tomography
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Conditions I Treat
  • amyloidosis
  • cardio-oncology
  • cardiomyopathy
  • cardiotoxicity
Procedures I Perform
  • computed tomography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • stress echo cardiogram
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • transthoracic echocardiogram
About the Provider

Ian C. Chang, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and attending cardiologist at the MedStar Heart and Vascular Institute. He treats general cardiology conditions with a special focus on cardiovascular care for patients with solid cancer, benign and malignant hematologic conditions, including light chain amyloidosis.

Dr. Chang specializes in cardiac imaging—employing non-invasive imaging studies like cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), cardiac computed tomography (CT), and echocardiography. He also performs periprocedural and perioperative analysis for structural heart disease with these imaging modalities, including the use of transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiogram.

Philosophy of Care
“I believe in developing a relationship with the patient based on mutual trust. This is the key to effective treatment. I will always provide my honest assessment and cardiovascular recommendations based on evidence, but will tailor them according to what each individual patient is facing. I listen to my patients and provide compassionate care to help them achieve their goals for cardiovascular health.”

  • Fellowship Program: Mayo Clinic of Rochester (2019)
  • Residency Program: University of Minnesota (2015)
  • Medical School: National Yang-Ming University (2009)
  • Board Certification: Certification Board of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
  • Board Certification: Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Certification Board of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
  • Board Certification: National Board of Echocardiography, Adult Comprehensive Echocardiography
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Chang IC, Rodriguez-Porcel MG. Persistent ST-elevation from metastatic papillary thyroid cancer. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. 2019 Aug 9
Chang IC, Dispenzieri A, Lin G, Jaffe AS, Klarich K, Grogan M. Targeted Use of Serum Free Light Chain Assay in the Diagnosis of Light Chain Amyloidosis in Patients with Heart Failure. Mayo Clin Proc. 2019 Mar;94(3):447-454
Illman J, Arunachalam SP, Arani A, Chang IC, McGee KP, Glockner JF, Dispenzieri A, Grogan M, Araoz PA. MRI Feature Tracking Strain is Prognostic for All-Cause Mortality in AL Amyloidosis. Amyloid. 2018 May 7:1-8
Chang IC, Bois JP, Bois MC, Maleszewski JJ, Johnson GB, Grogan M. Hydroxychloroquine-Mediated Cardiotoxicity with a False Positive 99m-Technetium Labeled Pyrophosphate Scan for Transthyretin-Related Cardiac Amyloidosis. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2018 Jan;11(1)
Chang IC, Arani A, Poigai Arunachalam S, Grogan M, Dispenzieri A, Araoz PA. Feasibility Study of Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Elastography in Cardiac Amyloidosis. Amyloid. 2017 Mar;24(sup1):161
Arani A, Arunachalam SP, Chang IC, Baffour F, Rossman PJ, Glaser KJ, Trzasko JD, McGee KP, Manduca A, Grogan M, Dispenzieri A, Ehman RL, Araoz PA. Cardiac MR Elastography for Quantitative Assessment of Elevated Myocardial Stiffness in Cardiac Amyloidosis. J Man Reson Imaging. 2017 Nov; 46(5):1361-1367
Chang IC, Agamawi YM, Austin E, Adkisson WO, Roukoz H, von Wald LN, Sakaguchi S, Benditt DG, Chen LY. Usefulness of Atrial Fibrillation as a Marker for Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes in Both Primary and Secondary Prevention in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators. Am J Cardiol. 2016 Nov; 118:1497-1502
Chang IC, Chareonthaitawee P. Aortic Valve 18F-Fluoride Positron Emission Tomography: Can the Skeleton Key Be Copied? Circa Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Oct; 9(10)
Chang IC, Chen LY, Chong JP, Austin E, Quay CN, Gong L, Mark Richards A, Ling LH. Plasma Mid-Regional Pro-Atrial Natriuretic Peptide and N-Terminal Pro-Brain Natriuretic Peptide Improve Discrimination of Lone Atrial Fibrillation. Int J Cardiol. 2015 Jun 1;188:10-2
Chang IC, Austin E, Krishnan B, Benditt DG, Quay CN, Ling LH, Chen LY. Shorter Minimum P-Wave Duration is Associated with Paroxysmal Lone Atrial Fibrillation. J Electrocardiol 2014;47:106-12
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