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Joseph H Chang MD

Oculoplastics Surgeon Eyelid and Facial Aesthetic Specialist

Joseph H Chang MD is a respected board-certified Ophthalmologist with over 20 years of experience in Oculoplastic Surgery and Facial Aesthetics. His journey began in Knoxville, Tennessee, where he graduated valedictorian from Farragut High School. At Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, he was both an Emory Scholar and a Phi Beta Kappa honoree. He completed his medical training at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA Medical Center, specializing in Ophthalmology and Oculoplastic Surgery.

Known for his skill and precision, Dr. Chang has successfully performed thousands of surgical procedures. He leads a dedicated team, providing patients with world-class care and the latest technologies. He is also recognized for his exceptional attention to aesthetic detail, ensuring a comfortable environment for his patients.

Beyond his practice, Dr. Chang actively contributes to his community as the founder and past president of the Advanced Center for Eye-Care in Bakersfield, California. He has served on numerous boards, both public and private. A partial list includes CSUB School of Arts and Humanities, Arts Council of Kern, Santa Barbara Museum of Contemporary Art.

Dr. Chang’s philosophy is rooted in attention to detail and adherence to world-class standards. He’s a leader in his field, illustrating the perfect balance of skill and care, making a significant difference in the lives of his patients.

"I count the number of procedures I perform on one hand. I don’t do many different things, but what I do, I do at a very refined level, and I do a lot of it!"

"For many years I’ve been a consultant for Galderma, one of the leading manufacturers of injectable products in the country (including Dysport®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®). They send me to various locations regularly to train other doctors and nurse injectors to improve their techniques. Sometimes I give presentations to a room full of very experienced providers; this kind of professional interaction is extremely valuable to help me to stay abreast of the latest developments in our field. If there’s any new procedure, I don’t have to be the first to try it, I can consult trusted colleagues and get relevant opinions. But for my patients, I stick with what’s proven safe, effective, and time-tested.

Gaby A.

Practice Manager

Gaby’s professional journey with Dr. Chang began in 2018, initially serving as a tech. Her diligence and dedication saw her rise to the position of his scribe shortly after. Upon the inception of Modern Aesthetic Institute, Gaby assumed the vital role of Practice Manager, displaying stellar leadership and managerial skills. However, Gaby’s versatile role doesn’t stop at managing the practice. Occasionally, you may catch a glimpse of her at the front office warmly welcoming patients or escorting them in preparation for their treatments, embodying the spirit of our patient-centered care.


Away from the hustle and bustle of the office, Gaby is a family-oriented individual who loves soaking in precious moments with her loved ones. Her free time often consists of thrilling weekend trips and delightful shopping sprees with her daughter, creating memories to last a lifetime.

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Hannah W.


Hannah is our go-to scribe. She’s the one making sure all our patient interactions are accurately recorded. You can always count on her for that.

If Hannah isn’t at work, you can usually find her having a BBQ or cheering on her favorite team during game season. She also loves vibing at reggae concerts and just hanging out with her family.

Lupe E.

Medical Assistant

Alicia, or Lupe as most of us around here call her, is the magic behind our medical team. As our go-to Medical Assistant, you’ll usually find her running around helping our nurses or working side by side with Alissa, lending a hand wherever needed.

Off the clock, Lupe likes to be at home with her family and her two super-cute pugs. She’s also a big fan of travel and loves hitting the road to discover new places.


Melissa R.

Surgery Scheduler

Melissa, is our Surgery Scheduler, she has been the one keeping our surgeries running smoothly for the past year and a half, and has been a crucial part of our team since 2019, always bringing her A-game and helping us be the best we can be.

Outside of work, Melissa is a supermom of two, you can find her watching movies with her family, or in the park with her kids. Melissa knows it’s the simple things in life that matter most.

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