Chia-Ling Nhan-Chang, MD

Expertise in: 
Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Accepting New Patients
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Overview

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Fetal Anomalies, Fetal Echocardiography, Fetal Therapy, Incompetent Cervix, Multiple Pregnancy, Placenta Accreta, Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Preterm Birth Prevention

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at CUMC

Administrative Titles

  • Assistant Director, Perinatal Clinic
  • Director, Advanced Medical Student Clinical Electives in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
  • Member, Columbia University Institutional Review
I have been privileged to work with an amazing team to bring the best of prenatal medical care, therapy and interventions for complicated pregnancies. I have also been a high risk patient myself, and have trusted my peers and partners to take care of me and my children during this critical, yet beautiful time.

Dr. Nhan-Chang, is a member of the team of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) clinicians who provide invasive and non-invasive procedures for fetal diagnosis and therapy. She performs detailed 3-D/4-D ultrasound, fetal echocardiogram, fetal Doppler studies, amniocentesis, chorionic villus sampling, and fetal blood sampling in addition to in-utero transfusions and other invasive procedures for high-risk patients. Dr. Nhan-Chang brings to the team her expertise and extensive training in ultrasound for prenatal diagnosis and placenta imaging for Placental Accreta Spectrum disorders. She completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Staten Island University Hospital and a fellowship in MFM at The Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Development/National Institutes of Health (NICHD/NIH) and Wayne State University in Detroit.   

Diagnosis and prevention of preterm birth and preterm premature rupture of membranes are Dr. Nhan-Chang's primary clinical and research interests. She is currently working collaboratively on investigating the role of biomechanics in normal and abnormal cervical and uterine remodeling during pregnancy. Dr. Nhan-Chang has been involved with pioneering research on Sleep Disordered Breathing and Sleep Apnea in pregnancy. She currently serves as a co-investigator on the NICHD and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded study on "Sleep Disordered Breathing during Pregnancy and Risks to Cardiovascular Health" as well as “A Randomized Trial of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy.” Other research interests include the role of the placenta and epigenetics in complicated pregnancies. Dr. Nhan-Chang is frequently invited to present abstracts and lectures at national and international forums. Her research is featured in the more than three dozen articles she has co-authored in peer-reviewed journals.   

Dr. Nhan-Chang is involved in education and training for medical students, residents and fellows both locally and nationally. She holds positions on several boards and committees with a focus on simulation training, evidence based education and career advancement. She is the director of electives in Maternal Fetal Medicine for our own and for visiting medical students.

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia
  • NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital

Languages

  • French
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

Schedule an Appointment

Phone Appointments

New and Existing Patients:

Location(s)

CUMC/Presbyterian Hospital and Vanderbilt Clinic
622 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Primary
ColumbiaDoctors Columbus Circle
1790 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
ColumbiaDoctors Midtown
51 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019
CUMC/Herbert Irving Pavilion
161 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY 10032
CUMC/NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital
3959 Broadway
New York, NY 10032
NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital
5141 Broadway
New York, NY 10034

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NY Signature
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Affinity

  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

AgeWell

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • Special Needs Plan

Amida Care

  • Special Needs Plan

Capital District Physician Health Plan

  • Capital District Physician Health Plan

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Fidelis Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Healthfirst

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Leaf (Exchange)
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • MVP Health Care-HMO/EPO (Westchester Only)
  • MVP Health Care-PPO (Westchester Only)

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

VNSNY CHOICE

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • SelectHealth
  • Special Needs Plan

WellCare

  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care

*Please contact the provider’s office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • St Georges University School of Medicine
  • Residency: Staten Island University Hospital
  • Fellowship: Hutzel Hospital-Wayne State University

Honors & Awards

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Fellow Teaching Award (2011)
  • Wanye State University Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology: Sidney F. Bottoms, M.D. Excellence in Research Award (2010)
  • Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine: Opening Plenary Abstract and Oral Presentation at the 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine (2010)

Research

For over a decade, I have collaborated on research on identifying risk factors and prevention strategies for the prevention of preterm birth. I also have an interest in the role of Disorderd sleep breathing and it’s effect on pregnancy outcomes.

During her fellowship in MFM at The Perinatology Research Branch of the National Institute of Child Health and Development/National Institutes of Health (NICHD/NIH) and Wayne State University in Detroit, Dr Nhan-Chang co-authored two dozen papers with an emphasis on infection, inflammation, and complications related to premature birth. She has continued to do research in this area for over a decade at Columbia University. Dr. Nhan-Chang also has an interest in sleep and sleep disordered breathing and how this affects both mother and fetus. She has been involved in pioneering research in this area and is a co-investigator on NICHD and National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute-funded studies on "Sleep Disordered Breathing during Pregnancy and Risks to Cardiovascular Health" and “A Randomized Trial of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy.”

Grants

THE NATIONAL STANDARD FOR NORMAL FETAL GROWTH - CLINICAL SITE EXPANSION (ARRA) (Federal Gov)

Sep 25 2010 - Sep 25 2014

NUMOM2B-SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING SUBSTUDY (Federal Gov)

Dec 1 2010 - Dec 31 2013