Elma Chang is a board certified ophthalmologist specializing in glaucoma treatment, complex glaucoma surgery and cataract surgery.
Dr. Chang is a graduate of Emory University who gained recognition on the Dean's Honor List with Phi Beta Kappa honors. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University in St. Louis. While there, she was awarded the prestigious Research to Prevent Blindness Medical Student Fellowship and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Research Fellowship for Medical Students.
She completed her residency at Doheny Eye Institute associated with the University of Southern California. She then decided to pursue a sub-specialty in glaucoma and Dr. Chang went on to complete a fellowship at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, ranked the #1 eye hospital in the country by U.S. News & World Report and is the # 1ophthalmology program nationally.
Dr. Chang has written peer-reviewed articles published in leading ophthalmology journals and performed research at The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference. She is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and American Glaucoma Society. She has hospital staff privileges at Northside Hospital and is licensed to practice in Georgia, Florida and California.
Outside of work, Dr. Chang's interests include cooking, travel, and community service. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Stephen, friends and family. She is fluent in English, Korean and conversational in Spanish.