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Maria Mercedes Chang Villacreces

Maria Mercedes Chang Villacreses, M.D.

Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism
Maria Mercedes Chang Villacreses, M.D., is determined to make a difference in the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. As an assistant clinical professor with City of Hope’s Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, Dr. Chang Villacreses determined that the popular A1c test may not be sufficient to determine the presence of diabetes.
 
“We want to diagnose diabetes earlier so we can intervene earlier and potentially prevent diabetic complications from developing,” she said. “The best way to do that is by also using oral glucose tests.”
 
Dr. Chang Villacreses received her medical degree from Ecuador's Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil. After spending a year as a physician in Guayaquil, she continued her training in the U.S. at Danbury Hospital in Danbury, Connecticut, and Yale New Haven Endocrinology Department, New Haven, Connecticut.
Chang V, Maria M, Lara J. Clinical tomographic relation (GCS-Marshall) with the state of the Glasgow Outcome Scale for Moderate – Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients. “Hospital Luis Vernaza” July-September 2010. Published in Revista Médica de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de la UCSG, Vol 17 N1, Guayaquil – Ecuador, 2011-2012. ISSN 1390-0218.
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