UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Chang, Tiencheng Arthur

School of Medicine
(210) 567-7047

Dr. Tiencheng Arthur Chang, Associate Professor at the Department of OB/GYN, received his bachelor`s degree from National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He earned his Master`s and Ph.D. degrees in Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining our department in 2007. Dr. Chang is board certified as a High-complexity Clinical Laboratory Director (HCLD), Embryology Laboratory Director (ELD), and Clinical Consultant (CC) by the American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB). He serves as Director of Clinical Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Laboratories at the UT Medicine Fertility Center, and Embryology & Stem Cell Research Laboratory Director for the Department. His clinical and research interests include in vitro fertilization (IVF), gamete and embryo development, cryopreservation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening (PGD/PGS), embryo implantation, andrology, ART laboratory quality management, as well as nonhuman primate embryology and stem cell biology for modeling reproductive and regenerative medicine. Currently he is one of only three board certified Ph.D., HCLD ART laboratory directors in the San Antonio and Austin metro areas.

Dr. Chang?s chief responsibility within the OB/GYN department has been to function as the Clinical Laboratory Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program. He oversees and directs operations of the Clinical Laboratory including hands-on ART technology, administrative and supervisory tasks, lab staff and junior clinician training/teaching, and regulatory compliance activities. He continuously introduces improvement and new implements of reproductive laboratory technology, and has renovated the laboratory services generating tremendous positive impact since his arrival. Dr. Chang`s primary research activities have been in the area of nonhuman primate ART and stem cell research to model reproductive and regenerative medicine. His extensive background and experience in reproductive biotechnology have been important in this activity, and have generated excellent outcomes and expanded the Department`s research capacity in embryology and stem cell biology. His teaching activities have focused on one-on-one training of laboratory staff, and providing laboratory technique exposure to fellows, residents and fourth year medical students, consultation to junior clinicians/scholars and graduate students, as well as advising peer reproductive laboratory biologists. He is also a faculty member on two disciplines in the Graduate School of Integrated Biomedical Sciences (IBMS): Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Medicine (CGM) Discipline, and Physiology and Pharmacology (P&P) Discipline.

Outside UTHSCSA, Dr. Chang is well recognized among clinical reproductive biologists and technologists. He has served on boards and committees of the Society of Reproductive Biologists and Technologists (SRBT, President 2017-2018), American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART), Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), American Association of Bioanalysts - College of Reproductive Biology (AAB-CRB), as well as editorial board/reviewer for several scientific journals. His other responsibilities also included advising The Joint Commission to revise national laboratory accreditation standards, writing board exams items for American Board of Bioanalysis (ABB), inspecting reproductive technology laboratories mandated by CLIA (Federal regulations on clinical laboratories) for College of American Pathologists (CAP), and organizing/moderating regional, national and international conferences.

9/2013 - Present Associate Professor University of Texas Health Science Center, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX
11/2010 - Present Director, Clinical Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratories UT Medicine Fertility Center, UTHSCSA, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX
9/2007 - Present Director, Embryology & Stem Cell Research Laboratory University of Texas Health Science Center, Ob-Gyn, San Antonio, TX