marisa chang md

Marisa Chang, MD

Co-Director, Facial Pain Center; Neurology

Awards and Accomplishments

Marisa Chang, MD, is a facial pain neurologist board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She is the co-director of the Pacific Facial Pain Center at Pacific Neuroscience Institute.

Dr. Marisa Chang graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a full academic Trustees Scholarship from the University of Southern California. She continued her education as a Regents Scholar at the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine and graduated with Alpha Omega Alpha medical honors. She completed her Neurology residency at UCLA, where she was elected Chief Resident. Dr. Chang went on to pursue a fellowship in Headache, Interventional Pain, and Orofacial Pain at UCLA. She is the first neurologist to ever complete an Orofacial Pain Fellowship with the prestigious UCLA Orofacial Pain Program through the UCLA School of Dentistry.

Dr. Chang is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA Department of Neurology and UCLA School of Dentistry. She has received numerous teaching awards and was voted by the UCLA medical students as the best resident teacher in the Department of Neurology. She has lectured extensively on the pathophysiology and treatment of all forms of headache and pain and is on the American Headache Society’s section of Interventional Pain Management.

Despite her numerous academic accolades, Dr. Chang views her greatest accomplishment as the relationship she has with her patients. She draws upon her unique training to provide innovative and personalized care. Dr. Chang truly listens to her patients with a compassionate heart and combines the best of evidence-based and state-of-the-art medicine to serve each individual patient.

  • Medical Degree

    MD, University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
  • Residency

    Neurology; University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fellowship

    Headache, Interventional Pain, and Orofacial Pain; UCLA
  • Certifications

    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology