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Chang, Heepeel, MD, RPVI 
Attending Vascular Surgeon
Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Department of Surgery
, Westchester Medical Center
Assistant Professor of Surgery
New York Medical College

Heepeel Chang, MD, RPVI
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About

Language(s): English, Korean
Board Certification: Surgery, American Board of Surgery

Certification

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation, Alliance for Physician Certification & Advancement
  • Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery, Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons & American College of Surgeons
  • Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery, Society American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons & Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support, American College of Surgeons
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, American Heart Association
  • Basic Life Support, American Heart Association

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Vascular Surgery
  • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery
  • Eastern Vascular Society
  • Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society
  • American Venous Forum
  • American College of Surgeons

Awards/Professional Recognition

  • The Noor Shah NYU Vascular Surgery Research Award, New York University Grossman School of Medicine (2021)
  • Top Scholar Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School- Baystate (2015, 2019)
  • Top Knife Award, University of Massachusetts Medical School- Baystate (2018)
  • Magna Cum Laude, Columbia College - Columbia University in the City of New York (2008)
  • Dean’s List, Columbia College - Columbia University in the City of New York (2005-2008)
  • Chang H, Rockman CB, Narula N, Sabari J, Garg K. Presentation, Diagnosis and Management of Innominate Artery Thromboembolism. Journal of Endovascular Therapy. 2021.
  • Ghamraoui A, Chang H, Maldonado TS, Ricotta JJ. Clopidogrel Versus Ticagrelor for Antiplatelet Therapy in Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR). Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2021.
  • Chang H, Veith FJ, Rockman CB, Jacobowitz GR, Kashyap VS, Jacobowitz GR, Sadek M, Garg K, Maldonado TM. Outcomes of Transfemoral Carotid Artery Stenting and Transcarotid Artery Revascularization for Restenosis after Prior Ipsilateral Carotid Endarterectomy. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2021.
  • Chang H, Rockman CB, Cayne NC, Veith FJ, Jacobowitz GR, Jeffrey J. Siracuse, Patel VI, Garg K. Anticoagulation and Antiplatelet Medications Do Not Affect Aortic Remodeling after Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair for Type B Aortic Dissection. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2021;S0741-5214(21)01014-4. doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2021.05.059.
  • Chang H, Veith FJ, Rockman CB, Cayne NC, Babaev A, Jacobowitz GR, Ramkhelawon B, Patel VI, Garg K. Smaller Superficial Femoral Artery is associated with Worse Outcomes after Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for De Novo Atherosclerotic Disease. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2021;S0890-5096(21)00247-8. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2021.02.030.
  • Chang H, Veith FJ, Rockman CB, Syracuse JJ,  Jacobowitz GR, Cayne NC, Patel VI, Garg K. Comparison of Outcomes for Open Popliteal Artery Aneurysm Repair Using Vein and Prosthetic Conduits. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2021;S0890-5096(21)00206-5. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2021.02.015.
  • Chang H, Rockman CB, Jacobowitz GR, Veith FJ, Cayne NC, Patel VI, Kumpfbeck A, Garg K. Interplay of Diabetes Mellitus and End-Stage Renal Disease in Open Revascularization for Chronic Limb Threatening Ischemia. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2020;S0890-5096(20)30946-8. doi:10.1016/j.avsg.2020.10.003.
  • Chang H, Rockman CB, Jacobowitz GR, Speranza G, Johnson WS, Horowitz JM, Garg K, Maldonado TS, Sadek M, Barfield ME. Deep Venous Thrombosis in Hospitalized Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019. Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders. 2020;S0741-5214(20)32135-2. doi:10.1016/j.jvsv.2020.09.010.
  • Chang H, Rockman CB, Jacobowitz GR, Veith FJ, Cayne NC, Patel VI, Garg K. Contemporary Outcomes of Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair in Patients Deemed Unfit for Open Surgical Repair. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2020;S0741-5214(20)32135-2. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2020.08.147.
  • Chang H, Maldonado TS, Rockman CB, Cayne NS, Berland TL, Barfield ME, Jacobowitz GR, Sadek M. Closed Incision Negative Pressure Wound Therapy May Decrease Wound Complications in Major Lower Extremity Amputations. Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2020;S0741-5214(20)31708-0. doi:10.1016/j.jvs.2020.07.061.
  • Chang H, Hadro NC, Norris MA, Morris ME. Endovascular Treatment of Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injuries in Right Arch Vessel Anatomy. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2019 Oct 4. pii: S0003-4975(19)31481-X. doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur. 2019.08.089.
  • Chang H, Hadro NC, Norris MA, Rhee SW, Morris ME. The Progression of Billowing of Endologix AFX2® Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Device as a Precursor for Rupture of an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2018 Aug 13. pii: S0890-5096(18)30601-0. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2018.06.019.
  • Chang H, Hadro NC, Norris MA, Morris ME. Exertional Abdominal Pain as a Rare Presenting Manifestation of Chronic Mesenteric Ischemia in a Single Mesenteric Vessel Stenosis. Annals of Vascular Surgery. 2018 Aug;51:325.e1-325.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.avsg.2018.01.105. Epub 2018 Jun 7.
  • Chang H & Faust PL. Attenuation of Neuronal Lipid Accumulations and Delayed Myelination in the Brain of Postnatal PEX2 Zellweger Mice. Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal. 2008, Jun; 3(1): 2-9.
  • Chang H & Faust PL. The Role of Neonatal Carnitine Palmitoyl Transferase Deficiency Type II on Proliferation of Neuronal Progenitor Cells and Layering of the Cerebral Cortex in the Developing Brain. Columbia Undergraduate Science Journal. 2007, Apr; 3(1): 20-28.
  • Have presented numerously (10+) on vascular research at national and regional vascular surgery society meetings including Society for Vascular Surgery, Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, Eastern Vascular Surgery Society and Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society.

Education

Medical School: Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY
Internship: General Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School- Baystate, Springfield, MA
Residency: General Surgery, University of Massachusetts Medical School- Baystate, Springfield, MA
Fellowship: Vascular Surgery, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, NY

Specialties

Specialties: Endovascular Surgery
Vascular Surgery
Special Clinical Interest:
  • Complex abdominal aortic aneurysm
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm
  • Aortic dissection
  • Peripheral vascular disease
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Carotid artery disease
  • Transcarotid artery revascularization
  • Varicose vein
  • Deep venous thrombosis
  • Leg edema and ulcer

Locations

WMCHealth Heart and Vascular Institute
Ambulatory Care Pavilion, 1st Floor

100 Woods Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914.909.6900
Fax: 914.493.2828

WMCHealth Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

666 Lexington Avenue
Mt Kisco, NY 10549
Phone: 914.241.3204
Fax: 914.418.6539