University of California, San Francisco

Edward Chang

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Edward Chang is the Joan and Sanford Weill Chair of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Chang specializes in advanced brain mapping to safely perform neurosurgical procedures in eloquent areas of the brain. His research focuses on the discovery of neural mechanisms of high-order neurological function in humans. Dr. Chang’s laboratory has demonstrated the detailed functional organization of the human speech cortex and has translated those discoveries towards the development of a speech neuroprosthetic device to restore communication for people living with paralysis. Dr. Chang is the 2015 Blavatnik National Laureate in Life Sciences and was inducted to the National Academy of Medicine in 2020.

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