Ethan Chang, DO
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Medical School: Western University
I’m a Hawaii boy, born and raised on Oahu and blessed to call it home. I ventured to the frigid, windy city of Chicago where I earned a degree in Chemistry from the Illinois Institute of Technology. While in college, I found my passion for holistic medicine and started volunteering in physical therapy, acupuncture, and primary clinics. I felt drawn towards Osteopathic medicine and chose to attend medical school at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific – Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon.
My school instilled the importance of community, lifestyle, and advocation. As a student of the lifestyle we were taught the skills and importance of education in nutrition and motivational interviewing. Using those lessons, I worked with a team to create and teach a class on how to cook and eat healthy on a budget. I also completed a Neuromusculoskeletal Pre Doctoral Teaching Fellowship where I spent an extra year teaching medical students and honing my skills in Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT). My experiences led to an interest in sports medicine, longevity, and the integration of OMT to heal and educate patients on the importance of functional wellness. I chose Family Medicine because I believe in empowering patients through education, collaboration in making lifestyle changes, and the value of long-term relationships.
Outside of medicine I enjoy exploring nature and restaurants, serving in my church community, and engaging in sports. More often you can find me indoors cooking & baking, playing board games, gardening, and spending quality time with family and friends. I am excited to stay in the PNW and be a part of the Valley Medical Center team.