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Mei-Hwei Chang

Mei-Hwei Chang, M.D

Distinguished Professor



Fields of specialty

● Pediatric Hepatology

● Pediatric Gastroenterology

● Hepatitis

● Hepatoma


Current and Previous Positions

● Director, Hepatitis Research Center, National Taiwan University Hospital since 2009 August

● Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University since 1990

● Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University during 1996-2003

● Visiting Physician, Department of Pediatrics, National Taiwan University Hospital


Education and Training

● M.D., Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University in 1974

● Pediatric Residency and Adult Gastroenterology Fellowship Trainings at the National Taiwan University Hospital

● Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Training at UCLA School of Medicine, U.S.A.


International Work

● President of the Federation of International Societies of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (FISPGHAN)

● World Health Organization, ICD-11 Woking Group, Internal Medicine Topic Advisory Group

● Council Member, Asia-Pacific Pediatric Association

● Council Member, Asian Society of Pediatric Research

● International Editorial Works

○ Editor, Liver International (2003-2008)

○ International Advisory Panel, the Journal of Pediatrics (1993-1999

○ Editor Board - Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition (1999- 2004)

○ Editor Board - Hepatology International (2008- )


Major Awards

● Top-Ten Outstanding Young Female Award (1986)

● Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council (1990,1992,1995, 1997)

● Harvard Combined Program Marvin L. Dixon Visiting Professorship Award (1997)

● ISI Citation Classic Award (2001)

● Special Contract Award, National Science Council(1999-2001, 2002- 2004)

● Sheila Sherlock Award of the International Association for the Study of the Liver (2002)

● Outstanding Achievement Award in Science and Technology, the Executive Yuan (2005)

● Academic Award, Ministry of Education (2007)

● National Professorship Award, Ministry of Education (2010-2012)

● Outstanding Female Scientist Award (2010)

● TWAS Prize Winner in Medical Science(2013)

● Distinguished Achievement Award, American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases(2017)

● TWAS Fellows in Medical and Health Sciences incl. Neurosciences(2018)


Research interest

● Long term follow-up of hepatitis in children, oncogenetic mechanism and prevention of liver cancer, liver cell transplantation, and cholestasis