Edward F. Chang, MD to deliver 2023 Goodkin Lecture

Dr. Edward F. Chang will give the 2023 Goodkin Lecture entitled “How To Turn Brain Waves Into Words” on Wednesday, October 25th at 7am in the Research & Training Building Auditorium located on the Harborview campus.

Dr. Edward Chang, Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco treats adults with difficult-to-control epilepsy, brain tumors, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm and movement disorders. He specializes in advanced brain mapping methods to preserve crucial areas for speech and motor functions in the brain. He also has extensive experience with implantable devices that stimulate specific nerves to relieve seizure, movement, pain and other disorders.

Dr. Chang's research focuses on the brain mechanisms for speech, movement and learning. He co-directs the Center for Neural Engineering and Prostheses, a collaborative enterprise of University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley. The center brings together experts in engineering, neurology and neurosurgery to develop state-of-the-art biomedical technology to restore function for patients with neurological disabilities such as paralysis and speech disorders.

Dr. Chang earned his medical degree at University of California, San Francisco, where he also completed a residency in neurosurgery. He was honored with the Blavatnik National Laureate for Life Sciences in 2015. In 2020, he was elected to the National Academy of Medicine, an honor that recognizes outstanding achievements and service in the fields of medical sciences, health care and public health.