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Release: Nov. 13, 2000

UI Health Care specialist to lead online chat on eyelid surgery Nov. 14

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Phyllis Chang, M.D., an associate professor of surgery and a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with University of Iowa Health Care, will lead an hour-long, online question-and-answer discussion on eyelid surgery with a nationwide audience from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The online chat will be hosted by and can be accessed by entering through the home page under "Upcoming Events."

After receiving her medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, N.Y., Chang completed residencies in surgery at Albany Medical Center in Albany and in plastic surgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago, Ill. She also completed fellowships in trauma at Albany Medical Center and in hand surgery (plastic surgery) at New York University Hospital in New York City. She joined UI Health Care in 1997.

Chang is a board-certified plastic surgeon. She is an associate in the American College of Surgeons, a fellow in the American Burn Association, and a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.

A calendar of other upcoming chats by UI Health Care professionals and dialogue from past chats can be accessed by logging on to and clicking on the logo at the bottom of the page.

UI Health Care's partnership with is part of an increasing trend in health care toward enhancing consumer services through the Internet. According to recent statistics compiled by Cyber Dialogue, a New York firm that tracks Internet commerce, there are approximately 22 million World Wide Web users seeking health information over the Internet. Cyber Dialogue projects that number to increase to 33 million over the next year.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.