Ku-Lang Chang, MD, FAAFP, MRO

Ku-Lang Chang

Ku-Lang Chang, MD, FAAFP, MRO
Associate Professor
Family Medicine at Springhill
4197 NW 86th Terrace, Suite 2201
Gainesville, FL 32606

Contact Information
Phone: (352) 265-9475
Fax: (352) 265-9476
E-mail: changk@shands.ufl.edu

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Professional Biography

Dr. Ku-Lang Chang graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1985 and became an assistant professor at UF Health Family Medicine – Springhill clinic in 1998. Dr. Chang is the medical review officer for Shands Occupational Health and the director of quality and safety; she is also board certified in Family Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Chang is currently the lead physician for a research project studying how genes affect the way patients may respond to asthma treatments.


Residency University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Family Medicine
MB/BCh University of Witwaterstrand
Johannesburg, South Africa
AS University of Miami
Coral Gables, Florida

Certifications and Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Florida Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
  • Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Alachua County Medical Society
  • American Academy of Procedural Coders (1997-2007)
  • Certified Professional Coder (1997-2007)
  • Diplomat – American Board of Family Practice
  • Federation of State Medical Boards
  • Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America (2011-2015)
  • Faculty Enhancement Opportunity Award (2015)
  • Customer Service Key Award (2015)
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America (2001-2012)
  • Golden Apple Award to the Outstanding Third Year Clerkship for the Family Medicine Clerkship (2011)

Clinical Interests

  • Preventative Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Quality & Health Care
  • Health Information Technology
  • Compliance
  • Medical Coding

Recent Publications

  • Sacino AN, Shuster JJ, Nowicki K, et al. Novel Application of a Reverse Triage Protocol Providing Increased Access to Care in an Outpatient, Primary Care Clinic Setting. Fam Med. 2016;48(2):136-139.
  • Wechsler ME, Yawn BP, Fuhlbrigge AL, et al. Collaborators:Chang KL. Anticholinergic vs Long-Acting beta-Agonist in Combination With Inhaled Corticosteroids in Black Adults With Asthma: The BELT Randomized Clinical Trial. Jama. 2015; 314(16): 1720-1730.
  • Chang KL. Keep your tools clean. Fam Pract Manag. 2015; 22(4): 38.
  • Chang KL, Weitzel K, Schmidt S. Pharmacogenetics: Using Genetic Information to Guide Drug Therapy. Am Fam Physician. 2015; 92(7): 588-594.
  • Chang KL, Fillingim R, Hurley RW, Schmidt S. Chronic pain management: evaluation of chronic pain. FP Essent. 2015; 432: 11-20.