Todd Chang, MD, MAcM

Director of Research & Scholarship
Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Education Scholar), Keck School of Medicine of USC

Todd Chang is a board-certified Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician who held faculty positions at George Washington University / Children's National Medical Center (Washington, DC) and now at the University of Southern California / Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He works on a daily basis with medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as students in other healthcare disciplines closely and develops, teaches, and utilizes the most current educational technologies and techniques. His research interests in medical educational technology and increasing expertise in distance learning / e-Learning has brought him as a Director of Technology within the International Simulation research network INSPIRE, invited International speaker on the use of distance learning, as well as the Faculty Advisor for the PEMNetwork. Currently, he is the Associate Fellowship Director with Dr. Deborah Liu for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at CHLA.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric acute care, pediatric trauma, ingestions and toxicology, orthopedic and sports injuries, rapid assessment and evaluation, procedural sedation


Medical School

University of Southern California


Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Children's Hospital Los Angeles


Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Pediatric Emergency Medicine



General Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships

Section on Emergency Medicine - American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association
Society for Simulation in Healthcare


Educator of the Year, Children's National Medical Center Division of Emergency Medicine, 2011
Outstanding Resident Teaching Award, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 2005
Outstanding non-physician Teaching Award, University of Southern California, 2004


Chang TP, Nager AL. Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: the Utility of Beta-Natriuretic Peptide. J Trauma 2010 Jun; 68: 1401-1405

Auerbach M, Chang TP, Krantz A, Ching K, Pusic M, Kessler D. Infant Lumbar Puncture: POISE Pediatric Procedure Video. MedEdPortal 2011. Available from:

Chang TP, Rangan C. Iron Poisoning: A literature-based review of epidemiology, diagnosis, and management. Pediatr Emerg Care 2011 Oct; 27(10): 978-85

Chang TP, Russell S. Perforated appendicitis and appendicolith in a child presenting as intussusception: a case report. Pediatr Emerg Care 2011 Jul; 27(7): 635-8


  • Medical education
  • Educational technology
  • Distance learning
  • Clinical decision making skills acquisition
  • Educational theory
  • Simulation
  • Haptic and virtual simulation
  • Clinical diagnostics
  • Pediatric trauma & toxicology

Dr. Chang is developing a virtual emergency department video game as a training tool to help medical students and residents transition to a busy emergency room and be able to perform time-sensitive, multi-patient care.  Because teaching and assessing patient care one patient at a time is the current norm in medical education, students often graduate with inadequate experience in providing care to multiple patients at the same time, while prioritizing resources in a crowded ED. Combining a passion for game design and resource management, Chang’s goal is to create an innovative assessment tool that will enhance both the training and the evaluation of those preparing or continuing to practice emergency medicine.