Jessica Rose Chang, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology (Clinician Educator)

Director of Medical Student Education

Specialty Advisor for Ophthalmology

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After undergraduate studies at Yale University, Jessica Chang spent a year doing volunteer work in China and then attended Duke University School of Medicine. As a medical student, she was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute NIH Research Scholar and spent two years at the National Eye Institute doing basic and clinical research in ophthalmology. She then completed ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute, followed by ASOPRS (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) fellowship training in Oculoplastics and Neuro-ophthalmology.

Her professional interests include age-related changes and diseases of the eyes and periorbital structures, international ophthalmology, epidemiology, and medical education. Outside of ophthalmology, she enjoys drawing and painting, swing dancing, and yoga.


  • P-ANCA Vasculitis Presenting with Orbital Infiltration Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2024 Jan 17. . View in PubMed
  • Baseline Characteristics and Clinical Presentation of Biopsy-Proven Giant Cell Arteritis in White Compared with Black Patients J Neuroophthalmol. 2023 Dec 01; 43(4):504-508. . View in PubMed
  • Arteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy and Central Retinal Artery Occlusion in Polyarteritis Nodosa J Neuroophthalmol. 2023 Jun 19. . View in PubMed
  • Demographic and physiological factors associated with clinically significant eyelid edema in patients following upper eyelid surgery J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2023 03; 78:4-9. . View in PubMed
  • The Nictavi Tarsus Patch: A New Device for Achieving Temporary Eyelid Closure in Lagophthalmos Clin Ophthalmol. 2023; 17:1877-1884. . View in PubMed
  • Diabetic Papillopathy and Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy Presenting as Pseudo-Pseudo-Foster Kennedy Syndrome J Neuroophthalmol. 2022 Oct 18. . View in PubMed
  • Other Neurogenic Ptosis: Aberrant Facial Nerve Regeneration J Neuroophthalmol. 2022 Aug 24. . View in PubMed
  • Response to “Facial nerve palsy following the administration of COVID-19 mRNA vaccines: analysis of a self-reporting database” by Sato et al Int J Infect Dis. 2022 03; 116:10. . View in PubMed
  • Effect of Temporal Artery Biopsy Length and Laterality on Diagnostic Yield J Neuroophthalmol. 2022 06 01; 42(2):208-211. . View in PubMed
  • Aspiration as a Novel Technique to Address Facial and Periocular Myiasis Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 Sep-Oct 01; 37(5):e172-e173. . View in PubMed
  • Lateral orbital wall anomaly in a patient with thyroid eye disease Orbit. 2021 Aug 17; 1-4. . View in PubMed
  • Temperature changes associated with bone drilling in an orbital model: comparison of ultrasonic bone curette and conventional high-speed rotational drill Orbit. 2019 Oct; 38(5):376-382. . View in PubMed
  • Pituitary Adenoma Apoplexy of the Orbit, Diagnosis, and Management With Presurgical Embolization Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Nov/Dec; 34(6):e196-e197. . View in PubMed
  • Nonsurgical Management of Retained Needlefish Jaw J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Jun; 38(2):190-191. . View in PubMed
  • Why Therapeutic Compliance in Optic Neuritis Deserves to be More Than Just a Footnote J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 09; 38(3):422-423. . View in PubMed
  • Conservative Treatment for Penetrating Injuries Involving the Cavernous Sinus: Response J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 09; 38(3):425. . View in PubMed
  • Relative Frequencies of Arteritic and Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy in an Arab Population J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 12; 37(4):382-385. . View in PubMed