Children's Hospital Colorado
Dr. Frank Chang at Children's Hospital Colorado.

Franklin Chang, MD

Medical Director, Center for Gait and Movement Analysis
CMN/Helppi Family Chair in Orthopedic Movement Analysis

Orthopaedic Surgery
Neuromuscular Diseases, Movement Disorders, Cerebral Palsy

Orthopaedic Surgery


Neuromuscular Diseases, Movement Disorders, Cerebral Palsy

Meet Franklin Chang, MD

Whether they need surgical or non-surgical care, I strive to help children with chronic disabilities be the best they can be. I also believe that adaptive sports can make a big difference in the lives of children with disabilities.
2007 KMGH-TV Everyday Hero
33 Years Volunteer at the Adaptive Recreation for Childhood Health

"If we could have some impact to improve [a child's] performance, it's very gratifying."

- Dr. Frank Chang

Get to know his background

I've dedicated my career to helping maximize the function of children with chronic disabilities. I specialize in treating children with bone or muscular deformities that result from brain or spinal injuries or conditions. I spend the majority of my time treating children with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to maximize function and comfort for all children with cerebral palsy and other neuromuscular conditions. I also treat osteogenesis imperfecta, gait abnormalities, and other common pediatric orthopedic conditions.

Medical Education 1975

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Residency 1980

SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital

Fellowship 1981

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

South Campus, Highlands Ranch

1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
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Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora

13123 East 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
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Lifetime Achievement Award 2006

Children's Miracle Network

Everyday Hero 2007

Channel 7

Colorado Rockies Award for 2007

Rockies Award for Community Service in the Disabled Community
Colorado Rockies Baseball team

Katheleen Lyle Murray Award 2008

Selected for impact on society through my humanitarian efforts to enhance the lives of persons with severe multiple disabilities
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine

James Strain Award 2012

Selected for demonstrating the ideals of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital Colorado medical staff

For Patients:
My research focuses on outcomes for procedures to improve gait abnormalities of children with cerebral palsy (CP), development and treatment of hip dysplasia in children with CP, the benefits of adaptive sports on children with chronic disabilities, and treatment that can improve the orthopedic function of children with CP.
For Referring Providers:

Medical Director, Center for Gait and Movement Analysis

CMN/Helppi Family Chair in Orthopedic Movement Analysis