Dr. Chang completed his medical school training at Brown University in the Program for Liberal Medical Education (PLME), and proceeded to complete his residency and fellowship at the University of Iowa, which has been ranked in the top ten otolaryngology training programs over the past twenty five years. Dr. Chang became an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck surgery at the University of Iowa, and since beginning his academic practice has consistently been funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH) for his work in translational sinus research. He moved to the University of Arizona as an Associate Professor in 2014 to lead the Division of Rhinology and Skull base Surgery. He is one of a small number of surgeon-scientists in Otolaryngology that combines an active clinical practice and research expertise to help understand the basic process of sinus disease and develop future therapies and treatments.
Dr. Chris Le joined the University of Arizona as a Clinical Instructor and Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellow in 2015. He was mentored by Drs. Alexander Chiu and Eugene Chang during fellowship with a clinical and surgical focus in primary and revision endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic benign and malignant sinonasal tumor surgery, endoscopic orbital surgery, and endoscopic and open skull base procedures. After fellowship, he stayed on as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Le received his undergraduate degree at University of California, Davis. He then obtained his medical degree at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He then completed his residency training in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. Although Dr. Le has a primary clinical interest in rhinology and anterior skull base pathologies, he also has experience in all aspects of Otolaryngology, including maxillofacial trauma. His academic interests are in population health and improving health-care outcomes in Rhinology. He feels privileged and is excited to be a part of the University of Arizona, Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Department to teach medical students and train residents to become the future generation of Otolaryngologists. Hometown: Yuba City, CA. Outside interests: Anything pertaining to Spider-Man, the Dallas Cowboys or craft beers