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Morris B. Chang, MD, MBA

Sleep Medicine Physician
Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Born in Illinois and raised in Kansas, Dr. Chang is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Neurology. Prior to joining Swedish he practiced sleep medicine for 15 years in south King County, having served as medical director for Highline Sleep Center in Burien, Auburn Regional Medical Center Sleep Disorder Center in Auburn, and Polyclinic Sleep Center in Seattle. Though clinical medicine remains the primary focus of his work, he has worked in sleep medicine policy through committees within the AAN and the AASM. He is a clinical instructor for the department of neurology at the UW School of Medicine. He has been nominated by his peers as a sleep medicine "top doctor" for multiple years in Seattle and Seattle Met magazines. He has also earned a private pilot license, and has a clinical interest in the topic of excessive daytime sleepiness as pertains to pilots and others in the transportation industry. He is married to Melissa, a pharmacist, and he has two boys.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
University of Kansas
Medical School
1992
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Internship
Internal Medicine
1993
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Internal Medicine Residency
Residency
Sleep Medicine
1997
University of Washington
Fellowship
Clinical Neurophysiology & Electrodiagnostic Medicine
2000
University of Washington Foster School of Business
Graduate Education
Executive MBA
2016
Professional Associations
American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Academy of Neurology
Personal Interests
Musical performance (bass guitar, keyboards, alto saxophone, drums, keyboards); writing; traveling; open water diving; watching his sons play football; and rooting for his Kansas Jayhawks
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology
  • American Board of Sleep Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Services
Clinical Interests
  • bedwetting
  • bruxism
  • confusional arousals
  • home sleep study
  • maintenance of wakefulness test
  • multiple sleep latency testing
  • obesity hypoventilation syndrome
  • sleep apnea study
  • sleep related hallucinations
Publications
Holmes M, Chang M, Kapur V. Sleep apnea and excessive daytime somnolence induced by vagal nerve stimulation. Neurology. 2003;61:1126-1129.

Nierenberg D, Nordgren R, Chang M, et al. Delayed cerebellar disease and death after accidental exposure to dimethylmercury. New England Journal of Medicine. 1998;338:1672-1676
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.5 out of 5 (92 Ratings, 17 Comments)


100

10/24/2017
Great! Dr. Chang was genuinely interested, friendly & eminently competent & knowledgeable.
100

10/21/2017
Dr. Chang is the best!
100

10/18/2017
Dr Chang was both personable & professional. He was very clear and answered all 1's to my satisfaction.
60

10/18/2017
Seemed a little rushed. When I asked about symptoms and problems (that I wondered if could be related to sleep apnea) he seemed pretty quick to dismiss them as unrelated and seemed to want to move on to the patient education part of the session (most of which I already knew as I had done some background research before the appointment) rather than answer my specific questions. I kind of felt like he was ticking off boxes to make sure he was covering his bases rather than dealing with my concerns as an individual patient. Mostly though, he was polite and seemed concerned that I get diagnosed correctly and get the treatment I need, if any.
100

10/04/2017
DR. Chang was outstanding. He provided very clear explanations and took time to answer all my questions. He was very compassionate and caring.
70

10/04/2017
He was really nice the only thing I didn't like was he would over simplify and repeat things over and over again although I said I understood. Seemed like he didn't really seem to take my concerns seriously. Wanted to start very conservative and when I hinted I kind of wanted to take more action he implied it would be a waste if we rushed into anything without trying the basics first.
90

09/25/2017
was good explaining sleep problems but didn't say if there were follow ups
100

09/20/2017
Morris Chang was one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He was a wealth of information. He spent time talking to me, explaining possible causes for my symptoms, ways of diagnosis and possible treatments and pros and cons of each. He also explained why the problems occur and what the body does. He did a physical exam and listened to every query and explained fully. Spent a lot of time with me. He even took time to answer sleep questions I had unrelated to my visit. It's a shame he just does sleep medicine because I'd go to him for many other things otherwise!
100

09/06/2017
While we are educated in the physiology of the human body perhaps a bit more than a typical patient, I like to see how physicians present their knowledge to the patient/client/consumer. Dr. Morris Chang used analogies that described to me, as a patient, how the body mechanics of breathing occur. He also explained in layman terms but then coupled that explanation with the appropriate medical term and by doing so in his explanation delivery, learning by the patient, me or any other patient, can take place. I find this attribute of Dr. Morris Chang's information delivery to his patients to be extremely important for all physicians to use. A physician and team with such skills and medical prowess is meets criteria for me to refer my coworkers, peers, friends.
100

07/24/2017
Dr. Chang rocks!
70

06/27/2017
Provider seemed rushed at the end of a busy day; provider seemed defensive about some questions; provider did not focus on a long-term approach but rather a "try this" approach.
60

06/07/2017
i'm not really sure the Dr. Chang heard what I had to say. Much of what he said was clearly memorized responses to pre-conceived questions. Mind you, I'm not 100% sure that he wasn't listened, but neither am I sure that he was. I left feeling he was trying to slot me into where he felt I should be.
100

05/26/2017
good doctor
90

03/26/2017
I followed Dr. Chang from his previous clinic to Swedish to stay with him for my sleep health care.
40

02/01/2017
he oversimplified and used "words I can understand" too much. I have a masters degree. I do not need him to boil things down to such simplistic terms when I know the human body is more nuanced than that.
100

01/25/2017
I am very impressed with Dr. Chang. He is very bright and knowledgeable in his specialty. Did not know anything about him before my visit but am very pleased he was assigned to me. Am somewhat knowledgeable about the medical field as my only son is a primary care physician and we have talked about doctor/patient issues at length. Dr. Chang is a credit to your organization in my view
100

11/28/2016
Very informative and personable.
 
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