Rowland Chang, MD, MPH - Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Rowland W. Chang

Rowland W. Chang, MD, MPH

  • Attending Physician, RIC
  • Professor, Preventative Medicine, PM&R, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Conditions Treated / Services

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis and Joint Conditions
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid

Clinical Interests

Prevention of arthritis associated activity limitation and disability. Promotion of healthy physical activity behaviors in persons with or at risk for arthritis. (Conditions Treated: Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arthritis, Arthritis and Joint Conditions, Gout, Inflammatory Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid)

Education, Residency and Internship


Tufts University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine
Harvard School of Public Health, MPH


Mt. Auburn Hospital (Cambridge, MA)


Mt. Auburn Hospital (Cambridge, MA)


Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital (London, England, UK), Rheumatology
Brigham & Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA), Rheumatology

Teaching or Professional Positions

  • 1997: Present Professor of Preventive Medicine, Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 1996-Present: Director, Programs in Public Health Healthcare Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 1996-Present Faculty Fellow, Institute for Health Services Research & Policy Studies, Northwestern University

Professional Memberships

  • American College of Rheumatology
  • American Public Health Association Society for Medical Decision Making

Honors & Awards

  • 2008-current: "Top Doctor", Chicago Magazine
  • 2000: Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence, Northwestern University Medical School
  • 1992-1994: Augusta Webster Faculty Fellowship in Medical Education, Northwestern University Medical School
  • 1979-1980: Fulbright Hays Fellowship, United States United Kingdom Educational Commission
  • 1976: Phi Delta Epsilon Women's Club Award in Medicine, Tufts University Medical School
  • 1976: Alpha Omega Alpha Society


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Research Interests

  • Prevention of arthritis associated activity limitations/disability
  • Promotion of healthy physical activity and dietary behaviors in persons with or at risk for knee osteoarthritis

Certifications & Licenses

  • 1979: Internal Medicine
  • 1982: Rheumatology

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